Do you have an old built-in sliding door wardrobe that’s not working like it used to? It’s a common problem and as time goes on your wardrobe doors will continue to get worse or stop working completely if nothing is done about them. Depending on the brand and the system, there are a number of things you can do to ensure the longevity of your sliding wardrobe doors.
Cleaning your tracking and roller system can help to increase the efficient working life of your wardrobe doors. This will also help to prevent long term damage to your tracking as the main reason for tracks wearing is a build up of dirt and powered metals. Using a spray like ajax or spray and wipe on an aluminium track is perfectly fine, whereas on a steel track you should use a damp rag and a vacuum cleaner as to avoid corrosion.
Lubricating your wardrobe rollers is another step that can be taken to help things work as they should. When wardrobe door rollers are new they generally come pre-lubricated however after hundreds of trips back and forth, the lubricant eventually runs out. Most of the wardrobe experts recommend a food grade silicon spray or a household favourite like RP7 or WD40. It is a given that you should stay away from grease, candle wax or similar as these are both messy and will do more damage than good.
If you’re not quite confident in repairing your own sliding door wardrobe or it’s beyond a point where a simple clean and lubrication will do the trick, it’s time to find an expert. Sometimes you might even need replacement doors however this should be considered the final step if you are unable to find someone to help you out. Should you live in Adelaide you are in luck as local firm Wardrobe-Fix are wardrobe repair specialists.
Following the steps above will help your wardrobe doors work for longer but eventually they may need to be repaired or replaced by someone who has the experience to do the job.