How To Maintain Your Window Latches And Door Hinges Using Lubrication
If you've ever had a door or window that gets stuck and is difficult to open, you know how frustrating it can be. Doors and windows that don't open easily can be a real pain, especially if you're in a hurry. The good news is that there's an easy fix for this problem: lubricating the latches and hinges of your doors and windows.
As part of your Tenancy agreement, you are required to undertake minor repairs and maintenance to the property and this includes checking and maintaining the condition of your window latches and door hinges.
As a tenant, you may think that checking the latches and hinges of your windows and doors is too big a task but in fact, it is a simple task and will take no more than a few minutes. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
Maintaining the working condition of your window latches and door hinges is actually a simple process. The video below demonstrates how lubrication is applied to keep the movement of your window latches and door hinges supple and smooth.
When To Maintain The Working Integrity Of Your Window Latches And Door Hinges
Cleaning and lubricating your window latches and door hinges regularly are important because humidity, frost, greasy vapours from cooking, and continuous use can lead to degradation of the movement of your doors and windows.
Lubricating your window latches and door hinges every 6-12 months will help keep them in good working condition. For lubrication, you can use lithium grease, 3-in-One lubricant, or WD-40.
How to Apply Lubricant on Your Window Latches and Door Hinges
Applying the lubricant is easy. Just spray the latches and hinges with the lubricant, and wipe off any excess with a rag or paper towel. If you’re not using the spray can variation, just use a Q-tip to dip into your lubricant and rub it into the hinges. Once done, wipe off any excess with a rag or paper towel.
It's a good idea to check and lubricate your window latches and door hinges every six months or sooner if they become difficult to open. Mark your calendar for your next scheduled lubricant check and you’re good to go.
Keeping Your Window Latches And Door Hinges In Good Condition
Keeping your window latches and door hinges clean and properly lubricated is important to keep them in good working condition. By taking care of them regularly, you can avoid costly repairs down the road. Don't let a sticking door or window ruin your day; give your latches and hinges a little TLC today!
If you do find that your window latches and door hinges are stuck and barely moving at all despite applying lubricant then please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if it is found that it falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work.
Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.