How A Locksmith Can Help With Your Door Adjustments and Repair

When I go into a home to do locksmith work, I am frequently told that one or more of the doors are hitting ever so slightly on the top of the door frame. Just enough to be annoying and making it harder to close the door. When I am asked if there is anything I can do, they are pleasantly surprised to find it is usually an easy fix, and homeowners can do it quite successfully themselves. It can be any door that has high usage. In most cases, I simply have to use a screwdriver and tighten the screws on all the hinges. I usually find one or more screws loose possibly some screw holes stripped. I most commonly find they are loose in the top hinge, but all of the screws need to be checked. If the hole is stripped, it can be easily remedied by screwing a longer screw into the hole. (sheetrock screws can work well) Just 1/16th of an inch of tightening on the hinge side can be enough to give much better clearance between the door and frame. It can be a simple and cost-effective solution.

-Phil Jensen