In any home or business, having a trash or laundry chute is actually quite a luxury. Not only does it make disposing of these items much easier on you, having one of these items in the home is often a natural source of entertainment for bored children. Having said that, making sure you have a good chute handle is paramount above all else in maintaining good function of your trash or laundry chute as this is the one part that gets the most use (and often abuse) of any other chute part.
You want your trash or laundry chute to work in smooth fashion for as long as it remains in your home or business. This means taking proper care to maintain all working parts of the chute, especially the handle. If for any reason, the handle seems to stick, shows signs of rust, or the handle turns but does not always open the chute, then the chute handle needs to be replaced. You have a variety of options when it comes down to this as there are many quality handles to choose from. You can go with either a locking handle with key or without. You can go with either the popular T-shaped or L-shaped handles as well. Be sure your chute handle contains quality parts and materials that will deter rust or corrosion and last a long time under daily use conditions. Make sure you follow directions carefully if you choose to install these parts yourself as incorrect installation may not only cause the handle to not work correctly but may also void any warranties the parts might have.
Owning and maintaining a trash or laundry chute is actually quite easy as long as you take care to make sure all parts are working correctly. Fixing or replacing worn or broken parts quickly ensures that your chute will work properly for as many years as possible.