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Maintenance Guide

The following is a general list of items that should be checked on all Kwik-Wall operable wall systems in order to keep the operable wall in good working condition. A complete inspection may uncover possible problems with the wall system while easy and inexpensive to repair. This list is a guideline based on operating the wall system once a day; wall systems that are moved more often will require additional maintenance.

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Track System

These items should be inspected every six (6) months.  All alignments are to be made with an approved laser device.

  • Inspect track joints for correct alignment from one section of track to the adjacent section.  Track joints should be smooth and free of burrs or gouges.  Alignment pins should span across the track joint.
  • Check levelness of track system with panels extended across the opening.  If track is more than 1/16" out of level, re-adjust as needed.
  • Inspect track and track intersections for wear.  (This only applies to Multi-Directional and Curve & Diverter systems).
  • Clean inside flange of track with any petroleum-based solvent (mineral spirits).
  • Kwik-Wall does not recommend lubricating the track except for Multi-Directional and Curve & Diverter intersections.  The Multi-Directional intersections only require a light coat of silicone lubricant applied to the "Upper" and "Lower" flanges of the intersection.  If the track is a Curve & Diverter system, then a light coat of lubricant should be applied to the sides of the "Knife Plates" only.
  • Continuously Hinged / Manual wall systems; inspect panel guide joints for correct alignment.  Alignment pins should span across the panel guide joint.  Inspect "Gathering Nose(s)" at end of panel guide(s) for smoothness and to ensure the nose(s) are secured to the panel guide.

 

Carrier Adjustment

Carriers should be inspected every six (6) months.

  • Inspect carrier(s) located at top of panel to ensure they are adjusted to the correct height.  make sure Jamb/Lock Nut is secured tight.

 

Panels

Panels should be inspected once (1) per year.

  • Move all panels into position and activate bottom seals.  Observe panels for smoothness of operation.  Check for proper seal operation.  Inspect overall wall appearance for damaged panel faces, alignment, or joint gaps. 
  • Inspect all top and bottom acoustic seals.
  • Panels contain pass door(s); inspect pull handles and hinges to ensure they are secured to panel.  Inspect Adjustable Bottom Seal and adjust if necessary.
  • Inspect all surfaces for damage to face material and trim.
  • Inspect all intersections and their acoustic seals.
  • Inspect pocket area and pocket doors for normal operation.  Inspect area with panels stacked in pocket for deflection using a laser level.
  • Using a clean white cloth, clean all vinyl and rubber extrusions with a mild solution of warm water and a standard household non-caustic cleaner solution.

 

Standard and Upgrade Vinyl Finish Material Cleaning

Cleaning soiled areas is best accomplished as soon as possible after soiling occurs.  A mild solution of warm water and a standard household non-caustic cleaner solution applied with a medium bristle brush will clean most stains.  The area can be wiped dry with a clean soft cloth.  Do not use solvent-based cleaning solutions as the solvent may affect the color pigment of the vinyl. 

Basics / Upgrade Carpet and Upgrade Fabric Cleaning

Cleaning soiled areas from these surfaces is best accomplished as soon as possible after soiling occurs.  Using a mild solution of warm water and a standard household non-caustic cleaner solution dabbed with a clean white cloth will help in removing the soiled spot.  The area may then be blotted with another clean, dry, soft cloth to absorb excess water.  If you have to scrub the surface, gently work the cloth back and forth with the least amount of pressure necessary.  Do not use a bristle brush, as it may damage the carpet nap.  After cleaning, allow the material to air dry.

Painted LCS (Liquid Chalk Surface) Cleaning

Warning: Prior to writing on the LCS board(s), Kwik-Wall recommends washing the writing surface with warm water and soap (Palmolive).  When cleaning the LCS surface use a soft clean cloth and wipe in a circular motion, without applying too much force.  Use a soft clean cloth to dry the LCS surface.  Writing surface should only be written on using Expo low odor dry erase markers, and all writing should be removed within 24 hours to prevent ghosting.  Any writing should be allowed to dry before attempting to erase.  The Expo felt type dry erase will allow any writing to be erased from the LCS surface.  

Additional Cleaning Requirements

  • Regular cleaning (once per week) of the LCS surface should be done using the Expo cleaning solution.  When cleaning the LCS surface, use a soft clean cloth and wipe in a circular motion, without applying too much force.
  • Every month the LCS surface should be cleaned with warm water and soap (Palmolive).  When cleaning the LCS surface, use a soft clean cloth and wipe in a circular motion, without applying too much force.  Use a soft clean cloth to dry the LCS surface.
  • Every six (6) months the LCS surface should be cleaned with a solution of 20% isopropyl alcohol in water.  When cleaning the LCS surface, use a soft clean cloth and wipe in a circular motion, without applying too much force.  Use a soft clean cloth to dry the LCS surface.