If you are handy enough, you could try replacing the latches and the hinges of your rubbish chute door yourself, to ensure it closes properly and keeps out the smell and the bugs. For bigger replacements or repairs, it is advised to call a rubbish chute contractor instead. A hygienic rubbish chute is very important and is best done by someone that has the necessary experience. The same goes for a replacement, this is a very precise procedure and if done improperly, will not provide you the solution you need.
How to Replace your HDB Rubbish Chute
A HDB rubbish chute comes in standard sizes and therefore, very easy to find and replace. A1 Handyman Singapore‘s sub-service, A1 Rubbish Chute Singapore provides a 1-stop service for your HDB rubbish chute replacement, by supplying and installing your HDB rubbish chute for you. It comes in either aluminium or stainless steel material and can come in a various colours to give you an option to personalise your HDB rubbish chute.
How to Replace your Condo Rubbish Chute
Unlike HDB rubbish chutes, Condo rubbish chutes do not come in a standard size. Its size is usually decided by the property management and sometimes, it can measure even smaller than a regular HDB rubbish chute. As such, when replacing a condo rubbish chute, a measurement is required so we can supply the right-sized condo rubbish chute for replacement. Because of its custom size, it will also be slightly more expensive to replace than a HDB rubbish chute.
When to Replace your Rubbish Chute?
As you use a rubbish chute on a daily basis, it is important to keep it clean and smoothly functioning. Rubbish chutes can, if not properly maintained, can lead to a growing problem of insect infestation, odorous smells or even fire in your home. Therefore, it is advised that you take good care of your rubbish chute and when it stops functioning properly, you should determine what the problem is and take action.
Here are some of the reasons when you should replace your rubbish chute:
Your rubbish chute is already showing signs of damage and as it continues to rust, it also means that the material is corroded and its structural integrity is compromised (probably from food debris or other substances). Improper maintenance and cleaning will lead to further damage to the rubbish chute and create holes for critters to crawl through.
2. Dents & Openings
If there are dents that causes your rubbish chute opening to not be sealed tightly, and it loses its air-tight function, then the rubbish chute is not useful to you anymore. This is an unguarded entryway for insects to invade your home, and for foul garbage smell to come through.
3. Putrid Smells
If you notice that foul odour is originating from your rubbish chute, you need a rubbish chute replacement ASAP. The rubbish chute is no longer able to keep out the refuse chute smell because of cracks, holes or dents. The smell in your home not only makes your home smelly, but may attracted unwanted pests.
If your rubbish chute tends to produce loud bangs when your naighbours upstairs are throwing their trash down the refuse chute, it means you might want to replace your rubbish chute with a shorter tongue. The shorter tongue will not catch the falling rubbish, causing your rubbish chute to ‘jump’.
5. Leaking Rubbish Chutes
Some HDBs or Condo apartment units have their rubbish chutes near a water source, perhaps under a kitchen sink. If your pipes are leaking, it will affect your rubbish chute by making it rust faster. A rubbish chute should remain as dry as possible so that it is not a breeding ground for pests, smells and for dirt to collect around the area. You can contact A1 Handyman Singapore to handle both your plumbing and rubbish chute replacement needs.
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