Posts Tagged ‘commercial door hardware repair’


Panic Bars: What are they?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013


Panic bars or crash bars, as they are sometimes known, is a spring loaded metal bar that unlatches a door when pushed. They are installed on doors opening to the outside. They can be locked so that someone can go out but not come back in. OSHA requires a continuous and unobstructed path of exit to a place of safety and panic bars is the answer. Some have alarms on them so that the owner of the building know when someone has exited the building using a particular door, whether they are trying to steal something or trying to get not pay a tab.
Having properly working panic bars is vital to the safety of business owners as well as to employees and customers. There are laws in place to make sure people can safely leave your establishment.
The panic or push bar was invented because of a disaster at Victoria Hall in June of 1883. 183 children, aged between 3 and 14, were crushed to death in a stampede for the stage when free toys were offered. The disaster is the worst of its kind in British history.
Leinbach Services Inc. can repair or replace your door hardware. We have locations in Kingsport, Johnson City,  and Bristol, TN.

Kingsport- 239-3147

Johnson City- 282-4983

Bristol, Tn 423-764-0126

Let Leinbach Services Inc. be your  commercial door hardware repair company, heating, air conditioning, plumber and handyman. We have locations in Kingsport, TN, Johnson City, TN, Bristol, TN.

We do:

commercial door repair, commercial door replacement, commercial door hardware repair and replacement,  garage door repairs, water heater repair, faucet repair,  toilet repair, toilet replacement, heating, HVAC, AC, heating and air, heating & cooling, air conditioning, furnace, electrical, wiring installation, electrical wiring, home improvement, house repair.

Leinbach Services Inc in Tennessee is the only name you need to know when it comes to your building maintenance needs. Whether it is residential or commercial, Leinbach Services Inc can be your plumber, electrical, heating and air conditioning specialist and Handyman Company. We also do commercial door hardware repair and replacement, parking lot lights replacements and parking lot signs.

You can Call 24 hours!  We Take the “Wait” out of service

Call Leinbach Services Inc if you need the following repairs:

Door repair

Door installation

Door closer

Toilet repair

Faucet repair

Water heater repair

Electrical wiring installation

Heating and air conditioning repair

Home improvement

and more…

 

AC, air conditioning, heating and air conditioning, humidifiers, air quality product installation, HVAC,  plumbing, Handyman, water heater repair, wiring installation, faucet repair, You can Call 24 hours

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“Panic Bars”

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

 

Panic bars, or crash bars as they are sometimes known, are spring-loaded metal bars that unlatch a door when pushed. They are installed on doors opening to the outside. They can be locked so that someone can go out but not come back in. Some have alarms on them to notify the owner of someone exiting the building using a particular door. OSHA requires a continuous and unobstructed path of exit to a place of safety and panic bars is the answer.

There are laws based on the Life Safety Code in place in some states to make sure people can safely leave your establishment.  These laws have been put in place after several deadly incidents in various cities in order to minimize danger to life resulting from fire or panic.  In fact, the panic or push bar was invented because of a disaster at Victoria Hall in England in June of 1883 where 183 children, aged between 3 and 14, were crushed to death in a stampede for the stage when free toys were offered.

Having properly working panic bars is vital to the safety of business owners as well as to employees and customers.

Call Leinbach Services Inc. to repair or replace your door hardware. We have locations in Kingsport, Johnson City, and  Bristol, TN.  Leinbach Services Inc in Tennessee is the only name you need to know when it comes to your building maintenance needs. Whether it is residential or commercial, Leinbach Services Inc can be your plumbing,  heating and air conditioning specialist and Handyman Company. We also do commercial door hardware repair and replacement, parking lot lights replacements and parking lot signs.

You can Call 24 hours!  We Take the “Wait” out of service

Call Leinbach Services Inc if you need the following repairs:

Commercial Door repair

Commercial Door installation

Commercial Door closer repair

Toilet repair

Faucet repair

Water heater repair

Electrical wiring installation

Heating and air conditioning repair

Heat pump replacement

Home improvement

and more…

 

AC, air conditioning, heating and air conditioning, humidifiers, air quality product installation, HVAC, electrical plumbing, Handyman, water heater repair, wiring installation, faucet repair. You can Call 24 hours

Whether you spell our name Lineback Services, Linebaugh Services,  Leinback Services, we still want to be your plumber,  heater, faucet and toilet repair company that you call.

Door Paddle

Monday, July 18th, 2011

If you are having problems with keeping your employees in and other people out, you might want to install a push paddle on your door. With this door paddle, you can keep your outside doors locked but your employees can exit without a key.
Call Leinbach Services Inc. today for all your door closer needs. We have locations in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, TN.

 

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Leinbach Services Inc in Tennessee is the only name you need to know when it comes to your building maintenance needs. Whether it is residential or commercial, Leinbach Services Inc can be your plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning specialist and Handyman Company. We also do commercial door hardware repair and replacement, parking lot lights replacements and parking lot signs.

You can Call 24 hours!  We Take the “Wait” out of service

Call Leinbach Services Inc if you need the following repairs:

Commerical door hardware replacement and repair

Commercial Door repair

Commercial Door installation

Commercial Door closer

Toilet repair

Faucet repair

Hot water replacement

Electrical wiring installation

Heating and Air Conditioning replacement and repair

Home improvement

and more…

 

 

Fire Safety Regulations

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

NFPA Journal®, November/December 2007
By Casey C. Grant, P.E.
The Cocoanut Grove fire was an immense tragedy. Yet this event brought about very positive changes in regulations concerning fire safety. Furthermore, it stimulated action all over the nation. Fire officials from all over the country came to Boston in the days following the fire to take back with them the painful lesson learned.

Perhaps the most searing discussion of this subject was published in a front page article of the international newspaper Christian Science Monitor on the Monday following the fire. The following quotation is from this article, entitled “Call for ‘Fire Trap’ Cleanup Follows Night Club Disaster”.
“Boston building laws are in a ‘chaotic condition’, subject to ‘incompetent enforcement, political influence and careless management’ charged Robert S. Moulton of the National Fire Protection Association. ‘The Cocoanut Grove night club tragedy,’ he declared ‘is clearly due to gross violation of several fundamental principles of fire safety, which have been demonstrated by years of experience in other fires, and which should be known to everybody’.
“Expanding upon his charge that Boston’s building code is ‘chaotic’, Mr. Moulton said, ‘the most glaring feature of this tragedy was the lack of proper exits. Revolving doors have long been considered by the National Fire Protection Association Committee on Safety to Life as a menace under fire and panic conditions. Even though a revolving door may be a so-called collapsible type, it can readily serve as a death trap.’ The principal Piedmont Street entrance to the Cocoanut Grove was a revolving door.
“Mr. Moulton pointed out that the National Fire Protection Association had formulated a standard Building Exits Code through representative committees of the Nation’s experts. Under this code, night clubs are ‘rightly considered essentially a place of public assembly’ he declared, ‘in the same class as a theater, but having greater possibilities of fire.’”
In the year following the fire, building codes from coast-to-coast were revamped in accordance with the knowledge gained from the fire. In a United Press article entitled “Nation’s Cities Order Stringent Fire Prevention” that ran four days after the fire, changes in fire regulations were referenced in St. Louis, Miami, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit, Des Moines, Chicago, Kansas City, Albany, and Helena Montana.
And of course the Massachusetts legislature had introduced and adopted a flurry of new measures regulating fire safety in public buildings. One of the first of a series of changes affecting virtually every public building in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was symbolized by the removal of the two revolving doors from Boston City Hall four days after the fire.
With the widespread and numerous changes in fire safety regulations, the most notable advancements that had gained recognition can be summarized as follows:
• Exits. All portions of a building used for public assemblies should have two separate and remote means of egress. The necessary number of reliable exits should be available for the expected occupancy. Exits should function only with approved panic hardware and swing with the direction of flow. Revolving doors are unacceptable as exits and must be flanked by standard exit doors.
• Combustible Materials. No combustible materials should be used for decorations in places of public assembly. Materials used for interior finishes should conform to nationally recognized test methods.
• Definition of Places of Public Assembly. Surprisingly, night clubs and restaurants had not been considered in many jurisdictions as places of public assembly. After the fire, however, this changed. The shortcoming of building regulations that had evolved based on political favoritism while neglecting real danger were now painfully obvious.
• Emergency Lighting. Lights for an emergency situation should be permanently installed to allow egress from the building. These lights should be reliable and independent from the regular lighting.
• Automatic Sprinklers. Even though overshadowed by such flagrant inadequacies as the lack of proper exits, it was recognized that automatic sprinklers would have dramatically changed the outcome of this fire. This gained recognition as an alternative to difficult regulatory situations, such as an existing restaurant or nightclub located below grade.
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Casey C. Grant, P.E. is Research Director for the Fire Protection Research Foundation. He can be reached at cgrant@nfpa.org. For more information: http://www.nfpa.org/journalDetail.asp?categoryID=1517&itemID=36758&src=NFPAJournalrel=”nofollow”

Leinbach Services Inc. repairs and replaces commercial and residential door hardware. We have locations in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, TN.

Kingsport- 423-239-3147

Johnson City- 423-282-4983

Bristol, TN- 423-764-0126


 

Let Leinbach Services Inc. be your commercial heating, air conditioning, plumber, electrician and handyman. We have locations in Kingsport, TN, Johnson City, TN, and  Bristol, TN.

We do:

water heater repair, faucet repair, drain cleaning, toilet repair, toilet replacement, Heating, HVAC, AC, heat pump, heating and air, heating & cooling, air conditioning, furnace, electrical, wiring installation, electrical wiring, home improvement, house repair, garage door repairs, commercial door repair, commercial door replacement.

Leinbach Services Inc in Tennessee is the only name you need to know when it comes to your building maintenance needs. Whether it is residential or commercial, Leinbach Services Inc can be your plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning specialist and Handyman Company. We also do commercial door hardware repair and replacement, parking lot lights replacements and parking lot signs.

You can Call 24 hours!  We Take the “Wait” out of service

Call Leinbach Services Inc if you need the following repairs:

Toilet repair

Faucet repair

Hot water heater replacement

Electrical wiring installation

Heating and Air Conditioning replacement and repair

Door repair

Door installation

Commercial door hardware replacement and repair

Home improvement

and more…

 

 

Adjusting Door Closers

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Commercial doors need adjustments and repair when parts are not functioning properly or are falling off. If you notice a spot of oil on the ground at the threshold of the door or if a door is hard to lock you are having a problem.
There are different adjustments to be made depending on the features of your closer. Some have swing speed controls, latching speed controls, back check adjustment controls, and delay action controls.
Back check adjusts how easily the door opens and prevents the door from being flung wide open suddenly. Latching speed is when the door is fully shut this feature makes sure the door latches securely. The delay action allows the door to close steadily to allow time to enter and eliminates the need to pull the door shut after closing.
You should have a professional adjust your door closer.

Leinbach Services Inc. can adjust or change out your door closers. We have locations in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol,TN.

Leinbach Services Inc in Tennessee is the only name you need to know when it comes to your building maintenance needs. Whether it is residential or commercial, Leinbach Services Inc can be your plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning specialist and handyman company. We also do commercial door hardware repair and replacement, parking lot lights replacements and parking lot signs.

You can Call 24 hours!  We Take the “Wait” out of service

Call Leinbach Services Inc if you need the following repairs:

Door repair

Door installation

Door closer

Toilet repair

Faucet repair

Water heater repair

Electrical wiring installation

Heating and air conditioning repair

Home improvement

and more…

 

AC, air conditioning, heating and air conditioning, HVAC, electrician, plumber, Handyman, water heater repair, wiring installation, faucet repair, You can Call 24 hours