Do your internal doors stick? This can be a problem and it’s not unusual, in fact it’s quite common. Whatever the cause it can be frustrating, they either don’t close as they should or they won’t open and you have to push really hard from the other side. As this is such a common problem for thousands of people, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to fix your doors should they suffer the same problem.

Why are your internal doors sticking?

Before you can stop your doors from sticking you need to know what it is that’s causing it. You’ll need to carry out a simple investigation into what you think it might be. It could be hinges or jambs which may need adjusting slightly or perhaps the door itself has swollen due to humidity. If your home is suffering from damp, then this will probably exacerbate it.

Hinges or Jambs

If it’s the hinges or jambs which are an issue, then a quick fix with a screwdriver should be sufficient. You can use a hand screw rather than an electric drill in case you damage the door, and screw the hinges in again, gently.

Humidity

If humidity is the cause of your sticking because the wooden doors have swollen, then use a dehumidifier, all you have to do is plug it in and that’s the hard work done, the dehumidifier will suck out all the moisture out of the air.

Damp

The damp will still need to be treated and this can be done in a number of different ways, but if you don’t treat the cause, you will be constantly dealing with the sticking doors problem repeatedly.

Friction

This can be treated with oil, soap or candlewax, it’s only temporary and you may need to do it a few times before you see a permanent solution.

Sanding

this can really help, as your door may need to be trimmed, and you can do this by removing the door and sanding it before rehanging it You can then repaint and finish it afterwards.

The Replacement Door Company – Experience & Quality

Get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company if you need any further advice on what we’ve discussed. We’re always happy to help, and if you’re looking to replace internal doors in your home, then always consider us your first port of call.

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