Squeaky doors and hinges are not just annoying to your family, but to your neighbors as well. But did you know that fixing squeaky hinges can be done easily using every day household items which means you do not have to spend a lot of money getting the damage fixed. There are a number of reasons why hinges on doors squeak: rust; constant door slamming; lack of lubrication or age of the door. As a matter of fact, you are not going to spend more than ten minutes fixing a squeaky door hinge. You can even fix these hinges by yourself. Looking into these few tips can help you do the job and save money.
First of all, you need to determine what hinge is squeaking on the door. And to help you identify the hinges that need fixing, you can swing the door back and forth and listen where the squeaking is coming from. All you have to do is squeeze a few drops of oil onto each hinge. After putting a few drops on the hinge, you need to swing the door back and forth a few times so the oil is distributed throughout the hinge. But what if the squeaking sounds remain even after squirting some oil on the hinge? You can loosen the hinges by using a screwdriver. You can also put in a few drops on vegetable oil on the pin. The only thing about using vegetable oil is the lubrication does not last as long as synthetic oils which mean you have to reapply oil every now and then.
But putting oil on the hinges is a temporary fix. The next thing you have to do is to screw the hinge back on the door tightly. You have to swing the door back and forth to get the oil fully into the hinges and to check if the hinges are still squeaking. You can also get the carpenter to check the door’s gaps between the shutter and the frame and if there is a gap, you should get it corrected right away. Ask the carpenter, too if he can recommend a different type of hinge that fits your budget, of course., that you can put in your door so you can get rid of the squeaking sounds coming from the door and its hinges and to guarantee that the door stays strong.