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Best Door Maintenance Tips

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A beautiful new door is more than a gateway from one room to another — it’s a design statement that can make or break the look of a room. The well-chosen door, be it from Exotic Wood Veneer Collection or High Endurance Collection, or one of our other products, adds something special to any home. Protecting such an investment is a necessity to maintain ongoing beauty and functionality.

 

Fortunately, the upkeep on all products offered by Arazzinni is easy with a little knowledge. Here’s what you should know about maintaining interior doors.

 

How to Clean and Care for Door Surfaces

Modern interior door technology is a marvel of durability. Most are made of composite materials that are designed to last. Modern interior doors can withstand heavy use, humidity and impact. Yet these door surfaces should be regularly cleaned to keep them looking bright and new. Here are a few tips:

  • Spot clean areas that are most likely to smudge with fingerprints or pet rubbings. Use either a spray cleaner or warm soapy water. The key is to dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

  • Dust all door surfaces regularly, including the top and sides of the door and the door frame.

  • Clean hardware with spray cleaner and a rag. It’s also not a bad idea to sanitize the doorknob with an antibacterial cleanser.

How to Take Care of Typical Hardware Problems

Constant use can compromise even the most durable of doors. Hardware can last amazingly well for a decade before showing signs of wear and tear. Yet most fixes are relatively simple and slight adjustments to the jamb or hinges can put things right again:

  • For preventive maintenance, oil hinges every so often.

  • If the latch won’t catch (you may have to lift or slam the door), the door or the frame has shifted and strike plate has misaligned. The strike plate may need to be filed and/or repositioned.

  • When a door sticks, the odds are that the problem is on the latch side near the top of the door. Check for loose screws in this area and tighten. If necessary, use slightly larger/longer screws if the original hole is stripped.

  • Doors that stick on bottom edge are usually out of plumb, especially if the sticking is on the latch side. In this case, the jamb will have to be reset.

  • Doors that stick occasionally, for instance when the weather is humid, may mean that the door isn’t well sealed. Generally, this affliction affects wood doors, which should be properly painted or varnished. Doors that stick because of seasonal humidity will un-swell eventually and should be repainted. Otherwise, the door will have to be removed and sanded on the latch side — but only enough to ensure a smooth fit again. Reseal the sanded edge to maintain a moisture seal.

 

For those who don’t feel confident enough to undertake hardware maintenance, Arazzinni offers a support team on the back end for help. To learn more about Arazzinni doors, please contact us today or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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