UPVC Repair Maintenance Tips Sidcup Swanley Bexley
UPVC Repair Maintenance Tips
UPVC Repair Maintenance Tips and advice
I have had a few customers phone and enquire regarding problems they are having with their UPVC door locks and window mechanisms.
When I ask them when they last lubricated their locks most said “NEVER”!
All window and door locks, hinges and window mechanisms should be lubricated at least once a year, some multi point lock manufacturers recommend every 6 months.
3 IN ONE (spray or can oil) if using the dripper can, just drip a little oil onto you door key and then work your key in and out of the cylinder / barrel on both sides (inside and outside).
Light machine oil (similar to sawing machine oil) or Graphite spray lubricant.
Don’t forget to oil your:
- Window hinges
- Window locking mechanisms (the moving part on the edge of the open window)
- Door hinges
- Door locks (all the moving parts on the edge of the open door (including the top and bottom shoot bolts if fitted)
- Door lock barrels
Some types of window locking handles require a small amount of oil (especially if they are in a bathroom due to moisture)
Conservatory windows and door components may need extra maintenance of lubrication during the hot summer months.
If you have recently moved into a new property and found that the previous owners have not services or maintained the window and door components, firstly try soaking the parts in lubricate and if this does not work please give us a call on 020 8310 4193
We offer a supply and fit service of Window hinges, mechanisms, gearboxes, catches, frame keeps and Door Locking Mechanisms, handles, hinges etc
What can happen if you do not oil your windows and doors:
UPVC Repair Specialist