Preventive Maintenance (Part 2)

Congratulations. You now own an operable partition. Hopefully the one you purchased is designed to be as maintenance free as possible.

All operable partitions (moveable walls, air-walls, operable walls etc.), whether manually or electrically operated, from all manufacturer’s have similar characteristics and features such as flat panel surfaces covered with an aesthetically pleasing covering, track & trollies, panel perimeter acoustic seals, some form of final closure plus accessories such as pocket doors, pass doors, writing surfaces etc. An operable partition is an expensive dynamic building component that is often subject to significant operator abuse and wear and there fore has to be maintained in order to keep it in optimum working condition. What can you as the owner/operator do to protect your investment and ensure that your wall is as maintenance free as possible?

The Best Option

The absolute best decision that you can make as it pertains to maintaining your partition is to sign a service and maintenance contract with your local Moderco distributor. For an agreed upon fixed fee, he will:


The above is not a guarantee against failure or damage but is simply an important asset in the effective management of your facility. As it is with cars, planned maintenance will extend the life of your partitions, prevent unexpected repairs and reduce downtimes.

The Next Best Option

Other than working with an operable partition professional it is suggested that you establish a regular internal inspection & maintenance program that should include, as a minimum, the following:

Inspection Process

Every 6 months carefully inspect the operable partitions noting damaged or malfunctioning components. In particular check:

Moderco can provide you with a check list of items & features that you should inspect. Please call 1 800 363-3150.

Inspection, Maintenance & Repairs that can be accomplished by owner’s personnel.


Maintenance and repair that will require a Moderco distributor

The bottom line is that, regardless of whether you have a maintenance contract with someone, have a contractor in to facilitate repairs as required or do the maintenance in house, it is important to be proactive in the care of your operable partition. Doing so will extend the useful life of the partition and decrease the expense of long term repairs. Contact Moderco 1-800 363-3150 for the name of the nearest qualified maintenance/repair contractor in your area.