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Gate and Door

Your flat’s gate functions as a safety barrier while the main entrance door acts as a fire safety barrier. Inspect them regularly to identify any issues requiring maintenance.

 

Main entrance gate

Find out how to fix the bolts on your gate if they cannot slot or retract properly.

Main entrance gate

  • Why this happens:
    • Wear and tear of the bolt
    • Rubbish has collected in the bolt hole
  • Solutions:
    • Repair the flush bolt and replace it where necessary
    • Clear any rubbish that has collected in the bolt hole
  • Maintenance tips:
    • Apply lubricant to the bolt if it is too tight
    • Remove dirt and solid particles trapped in the bolt hole

Door

Find out what to do should you encounter difficulty in opening or closing your door.

Door hinges

  • Why this happens:
    • The screws of hinges, especially those of the top hinge, have loosened
  • Solution:
    • Tighten the screws to the hinges
  • Maintenance tips:
    • Oil all locks, hinges, and other mechanisms to keep moving parts working smoothly
    • Tighten any loose screws to the hinges
       

Door closer

All fire-rated doors at the entrance of HDB flats are installed with a door closer. This is a self-closing safety device that must not be removed. In the event where there is a fire, the door closer prevents fire and smoke from spreading into the corridor. This helps create a fire break between the flat and the corridor.

Door closer

  You may find that the door closes too fast or is unable to shut on its own.

  • Why this happens:
    • The door closer’s speed control may be out of alignment
  • Solutions:
    • Turn the speed-adjusting valves to adjust the closing speed
  • Maintenance tips:
    • Tighten the screws of the door closer
    • Replace the door closer if fluid is leaking from it and the door cannot be shut on its own