Practical information

Window and door handles

Window and balcony door handles need to be maintained to prevent them from seizing up.  Residents should regularly lubricate the mechanism on doors and handles using a suitable lubricant such as a silicon lubricant spray. If a handle shows signs of stiffness do not force it, and ensure it has been lubricated and eased before using.

Silicone lubricants are the best tool for the job. There are several on the market, and our local Robert Dyas sells WD-40 high performance silicone.

A quick whizz round your flat spraying all of the moving parts and opening/closing a couple of times should help ensure that the windows/doors and their handles don’t seize up and break. A stitch in time…