Last time, the Brighton, MI-based Door Innovation discussed the connection between rodent infestations and corroded metal door frames. However, rodents aren’t the only pests that business owners encounter. They also need to worry about insects.
The Question: Is a Corroded Metal Door Frame Causing Your Insect Infestation?
Insects, like rodents, are a pest that no business owner wants to find on their property. Not only do they dirty the facility, but they also carry disease. Ticks, for example, can cause encephalitis, Lyme disease, or ehrlichiosis. Cockroaches, on the other hand, are often carriers of salmonella, cholera, and listeria. So, if you have an insect problem, you’ll need to deal with it as soon as possible. That means identifying the source of the infestation. According to Door Innovation, you should start with your commercial door frames.
The Answer: More Than Likely, Yes
Insects can enter a facility by latching onto clothing, boxes, or other items. Seasonal changes can also drive them inside as they seek shelter from extreme weather. However, the most common cause of infestations is structural failure.
If moisture becomes trapped behind your door jamb, corrosion may form. Over time, rust and oxide can cause portions of metal to chip or even break away, thus weakening the integrity of the entire system. This vulnerability then provides a clear path for ants, cockroaches, spiders, and other insects to enter your place of business.
If you start noticing an abundance of pests on your property, you may have an infestation. In this case, Door Innovation recommends inspecting all your commercial door frames for corrosion. If rust or oxide is present, you should repair the structure immediately.
But rather than hiring a commercial door repair specialist, simply purchase one of Door Innovation’s patented jamb patch kits. Complete with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use equipment, this kit will let you repair the frame yourself, without the hassle or cost of replacing the entire system. Within a few minutes, you’ll have a door that not only looks great but is also safe from insects.
Order your jamb patch kit online today. If you have any additional questions about corroded metal door frames and their relationship to health and safety, call Door Innovation at (517) 518-8979. Also, keep an eye out for the next installment of the three-part series when these commercial door repair specialists discuss the importance of inspections.