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How to Properly Disinfect Your Doors, Knobs, and Handles

Truly, does anyone count the number of times they touch or use a door handle in even just a single day? Despite recent events, it's important to be aware of just how many germs can live on a doorknob. Most germs that cause illnesses in humans are transmitted by your hands—and because you touch doorknobs every day, they collect a ton of germs! Take these tips from the best door authority in the St. Louis area to make sure your doors stay clean and you or your family stay healthy.

 

 

Start by Sanitizing Your Hands

To stop a leak, you first have to find the source. As you've probably heard by now, the best way to make sure your hands stay germ-free is to wash them for the correct amount of time. Check out Lysol's guide to proper hand-washing here.

 

 

Disinfect Doors, Knobs, and Handles

Take your weapon of choice: make sure to pick a cleaning product labeled with "disinfenctant." Most disinfectant sprays kill 99.9% of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Disinfectant wipes have also proven to be a super-effective way to clean door handles. After thoroughly washing your hands, just wipe down the surface of any door or handle that has been touched, let it sit wet for a few minutes, and done.

 

 

We hope our tips will help you or your loved ones stay safe, clean, and healthy. If your door needs repair, parts, or you're just looking to replace the whole dang thing, remember to call the door experts at Door Remedies—the door to your business is our business! We've been serving Webster Groves, Crestwood, Kirkwood and the whole rest of the greater St. Louis area for over 10 years! Click here to request a FREE service quote.

 

Disinfectant cleaning supplies for cleaning door handles

How to Properly Disinfect Your Doors, Knobs, and Handles

Truly, does anyone count the number of times they touch or use a door handle in even just a single day? Despite recent events, it's important to be aware of just how many germs can live on a doorknob. Most germs that cause illnesses in humans are transmitted by your hands—and because you touch doorknobs every day, they collect a ton of germs! Take these tips from the best door authority in the St. Louis area to make sure your doors stay clean and you or your family stay healthy.

 

 

Start by Sanitizing Your Hands

To stop a leak, you first have to find the source. As you've probably heard by now, the best way to make sure your hands stay germ-free is to wash them for the correct amount of time. Check out Lysol's guide to proper hand-washing here.

 

 

Disinfect Doors, Knobs, and Handles

Take your weapon of choice: make sure to pick a cleaning product labeled with "disinfenctant." Most disinfectant sprays kill 99.9% of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Disinfectant wipes have also proven to be a super-effective way to clean door handles. After thoroughly washing your hands, just wipe down the surface of any door or handle that has been touched, let it sit wet for a few minutes, and done.

 

 

We hope our tips will help you or your loved ones stay safe, clean, and healthy. If your door needs repair, parts, or you're just looking to replace the whole dang thing, remember to call the door experts at Door Remedies—the door to your business is our business! We've been serving Chesterfield, Ballwin, Valley Park, Town and Country and the rest of West County for over 10 years! Click here to request a FREE service quote.

 

When to Replace Commercial Doors

People don’t generally spend a lot of time thinking about doors, and as a result, they’re often taken for granted. However, if you are a business owner you know that overlooking even the minutest detail of your business can come back to haunt you. Thus, the doors to your establishment should be as efficient, functional and attractive as any other aspect of your business. With that in mind, here are five signs that it may be time to replace the doors in your business.

  • Your doors are difficult to open and close: If a door is a struggle to open or close it may be time to replace it. It may be a hardware problem such as sinking hinges, etc.
  • Visible cracks in your door should prompt you to quickly seek a replacement door. 
  • Your door scrapes along the floor: Old doors can warp and sag as environmental conditions around it like heat, humidity, etc. changes their shape.
  • Dings, dents and cracks: No customer will feel confident behind a fitting room that is in such condition.

If your doors are exhibiting any of the signs above, then it’s time to replace them with new doors that are attractive and energy-efficient. We sell and repair commercial doors. Contact us through our site or by phone. We’ll be happy to show you some of our excellent door options and answer any questions you may have.

How to Keep Doors Clean During COVID-19

When you really think about it, doors are high-traffic stations for bacteria and germs. They’re everywhere—stores, hospitals, restaurants, your home, even your car—and they’re all touched by a lot of different hands.

Do Your Part to Stay Safe

Keep yourself and others safe by taking a few extra safety measures to ensure they’re disinfected properly after use. Here’s a few tips from the door professionals at Door Remedies:

  • Wash your hands before and after touching door handles
  • Clean door handles and frames with disinfectant wipes
  • Keep hand sanitizer by doors to encourage sanitization before and after touching

Just following these simple steps can help stop the spread of germs and sickness. If your door is in need of repair, take advantage of reduced foot traffic and call a repair expert from Door Remedies. We’ve been in the door business for over 30 years. Get your quote today by filling out our form, or call 314.610.6125. 

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Is Commercial Door Repair Really Worth It?

Every now and then, a business will live its complete life without needing repairs. Most will need some sort of repair every few years. Damage from accidents, bad weather, or even criminal activity are just a few reasons why you may be in need of commercial door repair during the life of your business. That being said, let's dive into three reasons commercial door repair can be critical for you:

 

  1. Security

    Your doors are probably in good enough shape to continue conducting business. However, they may not be providing the expected level of security they were when you first purchased them. Doors that lack security are cause for suddenly missing inventory or assets.

  2. Curb Appeal

    While not important to some, one of the most crucial aspects of drawing in customers is how well your business looks from the street. If your doors are broken, misaligned, raggedy, or just don't look as good as they used to, call us. We'll help you take care of that. An appealing entrance is a MAJOR KEY!

  3. Safety

    Security and safety generally go hand-in-hand with each other. Damaged doors can lead to potential injury—be it yourself, an employee, or customer—which could end up costing you thousands more than if you had just called Door Remedies to fix it for you. Don't risk yourself or others getting hurt...your customers will appreciate a solid, safe, secure door!

How Do I Get My Commercial Door Repair Scheduled?

Thanks for asking! We love this question. All you have to do to schedule a pro to your Maplewood location is call (314) 246-0449, or fill out our form and we'll respond to you with a solution as soon as we possibly can! In advance, we appreciate your business and look forward to hearing from you soon!

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