While they may not be irritating to begin with, squeaky hinges on doorscan quickly escalate to be an annoyance not only among members of your family but also to your neighbors. And there are a number of things you can do to fix squeaky hinges and you do not have to spend a lot of money since you only need to use every day household items. You are going to find that there are a number of reasons why door hinges squeak: lack of lubrication; age of the door; rust and constant slamming of the door. In fact, you are not going to spend more than a few minutes fixing a squeaky hinge on any door in your home. And you can do this quick fix by yourself. There are a number of tips that you can look into which help you save money and fix the squeaky hinge.
To begin with, you have to know which hinge is squeaking on the door. After you have identified the hinge that needs to be fixed, you can unscrew it from the door. All you have to do is squeeze a few drops of oil onto each hinge. You can clean up the pin by scrubbing it with steel wool so you can rub off dirt and rust that causes the squeaking. The next thing to do is rub soap on the pin. If you have natural soap, you can use it to rub on the pin or you can use any other type of unscented soap. Do not take the hinge off the door, only loosen them enough so you can put in oil deeper inside the hinge. You can then screw the hinge back on the door and swing it back and forth a few times to be sure the squeaking is gone.
But putting oil on the hinges is a temporary fix. If your doors are not properly aligned, none of these quick fixes would amount to much. In this case, you may need to ask a carpenter to take a look at the door and check if the door’s diagonals is flush on the door frame properly. 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.