Having just one squeaky door in your home or business can be incredibly annoying. Everyone in the house or office will know exactly when the door is being opened or shut, no matter what time of the day or night it is. The good news is that squeaky doors are usually very easy to fix and you typically will not need to hire a doors and door repair expert to get the job done.
Reasons for a Squeaky Door
The most common reason for a squeaky door is lack of lubricant in the hinges of the door. This causes the two metal pieces within the hinge to rub together, which in turn causes the squeaking sound. Another common reason is if one or more of the screws holding the door hinge in place are loose. This, too, will cause the metal pieces to rub together and create the squeaking sound.
How to Fix a Squeaky Door
Most squeaky doors can be repaired quite easily by simply applying lubricant to the door hinges. Many people use a specialty lubricant, such as WD-40, to repair a squeaky door. There are also plenty of household items you can use instead, including olive oil, cooking spray, petroleum jelly, soap, and butter.
No matter what type of lubricant you decide to use, you will need to apply it directly to the door hinges. For best results, try to cover as much as the hinge as possible. If this does not fix the problem, you might have to call in a professional, especially if you don’t know which product to use or which parts of your door to lubricate. A repairman can inspect your door to diagnose the problem and offer you the best repair solutions.
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