How to fix a squeaky door


Is a squeaky door hinge driving you up the wall? A door hinge announcing your presence every time you try to move from room to room can be extremely frustrating, but you don’t have to put up with it. There are a few quick and easy fixes that will make your door as quiet as a lamb.

Popular Mechanics recommends that you lift the hinge pin and squirt a little bit of oil into it for a quick fix. In the long term, tap the hinge pin out of the hinge and coat it with white lithium grease. The grease should last for a long time and keep your door silent, though you may have to lubricate both the top and bottom hinges.

In case you don’t have a tube of white lithium hanging around, there are a number of other products that can be used. The Family Handyman suggests using petroleum jelly, which may work just as well.

For DIYers really looking to use things from around the home, even a bar of soap can work in the short term, though it is important to avoid soaps that use glycerin, as these will attract moisture, potentially causing rust.

Fixing a door hinge all by yourself is a great project for aspiring handy-men and -women. While you can fix a door hinge, you probably aren’t able to fix a large home appliance or system by yourself. For that, there’s a TotalProtect® Home Warranty, which gives you access to the best care for your systems and appliances for a low, monthly cost.

The information in this article is intended to provide guidance on the proper maintenance and care of systems and appliances in the home. Not all of the topics mentioned are covered by our home warranty or maintenance plans. Please review your home warranty contract carefully to understand your coverage.