Does Your Interior Door Stick?
Sticky interior doors can be very frustrating because they can cause interference every time you enter and leave your house. Fortunately, there are some tricks you can try on your own before you call for a replacement or repair.
- Keep it clean: Dust and residue can collect around your door, especially during periods of high humidity. A damp kitchen scrubber and a little dish soap can help remove the dirt and oils that are keeping your door from working properly.
- Tighten up: Another common cause of interior door problems is loose hinges. Hinges receive the most wear and tear when your door opens and closes each day. While your door is open, make sure the hinge is flush with the door flame and use a screwdriver to gently tighten the screws. Be careful not to over tighten them or you could end up stripping them.
- Lube up: Sometimes, all it takes to fix a sticky door is to oil the worn out hinges and the hardware. This fix can be a little more difficult for do-it-your-selfers because it requires removing the door from its hinges. Remove the door from the frame and place on newspapers to protect your floor. Oil each section with WD-40 or similar and return the door to the frame.
- Close shave: If all else fails, planing around the door can shave down the wood that has expanded due to age and the elements.
Another great way to get rid of a sticky door is to replace it with a new one from BRL. With so many styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your taste and your budget. Contact one of door experts or visit our beautiful North Las Vegas showroom today.