A Simple Way to Fix Those Squeaky Doors in Your Home

4052209 house door 040214 2417Those squeaky doors in your house can drive you crazy. It can be really annoying, but this is one of the simplest problems to fix in your home. You don’t have to replace your door hinges to stop the squeaking.

To fix this problem, you will need the following tools:

  • A flat head screw driver
  • Pliers
  • A hammer
  • Paper towels
  • A Lubricant

The Steps

  • Open and close each door several times to identify which hinges are producing the annoying sound.
  • Apply the lubricant to all the hinges that are producing the squeaking sound. Open and close the door as you apply the lubricant to facilitate penetration. You can use WD-40 or any other suitable lubricant.The squeaking should stop after this step. Ensure that you apply enough lubricant to the hinges. If it does not stop, you have to proceed to step 3.
  • Use the flat head screw driver and the pliers to remove the pin of the hinge. This process requires you to hold the head of the pin using the pliers and move it clockwise and anticlockwise several times. Be careful not to hurt yourself.
  • Use a wire wool to give the pin a good rub. You can also use sand paper. This will remove dirt and rust that is causing the squeaking. If the pin is slightly bent, you have to straighten it on a flat surface with a hammer by taping it gently. 
  • Spray lubricant on the hinge and put the pin back. Hit the pin gently using the hammer until it goes back to its original position.
  • Use the paper towel to wipe of grime, old drops etc. from the hinge area.

After completing these steps the squeaking should stop. If you would like to have help with your house cleaning needs, then The Maids of Durham-Chapel Hill, in Durham, North Carolina would be happy to help. 



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