Ajax Interior Door Repairs
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Ajax Interior Door Repairs services are available to all home owners all around the city, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Ajax Interior Door Repairs assistance is on call to come and help you 365 days a year, holidays and weekends included, no exception. Ajax Interior Door Repairs mobile team will be at your side as fast as 15 to 20 minutes from the time you call for help. Call us now!
Ajax Interior Door Repairs has all tools and supplies needed to perform any door service required. In addition, Ajax Interior Door Repairs team has well-trained specialists with years of experience and knowledge. All our staff is polite, fast and reliable, so call Ajax Interior Door Repairs for service at any time of the day or night. For those home owners who like a challenge and a door project, here are some tips on how to make your doors work proper again, in case they drag, sag or do not open or close as they should.
Check Your Threshold – On exterior doors, the jamb is the horizontal plate that runs along the bottom against the floor. The door closes on top of this plate. If they become worn or loose, they can cause issues. The indications for this happening are:
- Door rubs against the threshold under the knob
- Door rides too high over the threshold
- Door refuses to close and is hitting the threshold
Thresholds are often adjustable. Remove the rubber gasket on top of the threshold and tighten the screws underneath to lower the threshold, or loosen them to raise it. The mounting screws may also need to be replaced, or the entire threshold can be replaced. Simply follow the instructions that come with your new threshold.
Resetting the Frame – Before you consider cutting your door down, you should first consider resetting the frame. If the door worked correctly but has become difficult and all other factors have been corrected, this is often the best bet. Remove the trim around your door on both faces so that you can see the jamb at both sides and the top. Cut the door jamb loose from the wall frame. Reset the frame so that it is plumb (vertically level), both corners are square, and the two jambs are evenly spaced at the top, bottom, and center. Use shims and screws to reattach the jamb to the wall and test the door before you reinstall your door trim.
Planning the Door – If all else fails, the door may need to be planned down. If this is the case, you should only cut the door down as a last resort. Look along the edges to find the trouble spot. Use a block plane or door plane to trim off material until the door functions. Only remove as much material as necessary. Do not use a saw unless it’s absolutely necessary.
If by any chance you have a swinging interior door separating the kitchen from the dining area and it has some problems, here are some tips on how to get an interior door to swing both ways. Double-action, spring-loaded hinges allow doors to swing both directions. You have probably seen them in restaurants doors, or commercial buildings where traffic flows in both directions. If you have got an interior door in your home that fits the requirement, the double-action door might be just what you are looking for. The door will not be functional as a locking door after installation of the hinges because the door stop and door knob is removed. Install a dummy knob for aesthetics if desired. Remove the door from the opening by removing the screws in the hinges with a drill /driver. Remove the hinges from the door. Remove the door knob and striker plate from the side of the door. Insert the tip of a pry bar behind the door stop and pry it off.
The door stop is the thin piece of wood centered on the door jamb at the top and sides. It serves to stop and seal the door. Apply paint or stain to the jamb as needed to cover the bare spots where the stop was removed. Cut 1/2-inch off the width of the door using a table saw. Cut off the side with the door knob. This is to allow more room to allow the door to swing in and out of the frame without binding. Sand the edge and add paint or stain and a clear finish as needed. Measure down from the top, back corner, and up from the bottom corner. Make marks at 7 inches on the side of the door opposite the knob. Open the hinge leaves. Screw the door leaf that it is marked as such, to the side of the door with the top edge even with the marks. Use a drill /driver and 1 1/2-inch screws. Screw the second hinge to the bottom, with the bottom edge of the hinge even with the marks. Close the hinge. Stand the door in place as if it were opened at 90-degrees.
Place scrap blocks underneath to brace it. Swing the jamb leaf out on the top and bottom hinges. The jamb leaf is the other plate with holes in it and the cylinder on one side will pivot out with the leaf. Flush the leaf flat on the door jamb on both hinges. Screw the leaf to the side of the jamb using 1 1/2-inch screws. Do the same to both hinges. Remove the blocks and allow the door to swing in the opposite direction. If the door swings too easily, insert a hex wrench into the holes on the bottom of both hinges. Use the hex wrench to turn the end of the cylinder clock wise, tightening the spring. Do both hinges the same way. When the door operates to your satisfaction, insert locking pins provided with the hinges into the hole nearest the cylinder. The tools and supplies needed for this project are: a drill or a driver, a pry bar, some paint or stain, clear finish, 2 double-action spring hinges of 6-inch each, 1 1/2-inch screws, a hex wrench and some locking pins. One tip of advice is that there are different sizes of double-action hinges, but the best size is the 6-inch hinge for multipurpose use. And here comes also a warning. Be careful when handling a door. Doors more than 75 pounds require three hinges. Most interior doors weigh much less.
We will also give you here some tips on how to install door push plates. Push plates eliminate wear and smudges on the faces of swinging doors. Some home owners may opt for decorative plates at a kitchen door that opens to a dining room. In other cases, a set of functional plates may be a preference. Push plates are available in a variety of styles through online catalogs, or door outlets and home centers. A do-it-yourself home owner can install the plates on a door in a relatively short time. Open the door and stabilize it with a door stop under the outer edge of the door. Position a push plate vertically at the face of the door with one edge 1 1/2 inches from the outer edge of the door. Raise or lower the plate as necessary, so the center of the plate from top to bottom is at arm level, or approximately 42 inches from the floor.
Mark the door for screws at each of the machined holes in the plate with a pencil. Set aside the plate. Make small starter dimples for screws in the face of the door at each mark with a nail set and hammer. Set up a power or cord-less drill with a screw-tip attachment. Position the plate at the door and align the machined holes with the starter dimples. Attach the plate to the door with one of the provided screws at each hole. Move to the opposite side of the door, or swing the door open the opposite way and install the door stop as before. Transfer the location measurements from the first plate to this face of the door. Repeat the steps in order to install the push plate at this side of the door. All tools and supplies needed for this project are: a door stop, a measuring tape, a pencil, a nail set, a hammer, a power or cord-less drill and a screw-tip attachment.
You are all set to work on your interior door projects and in a short time you will enjoy perfectly functional doors. Just keep in mind that we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all 365 days in the year, no exception. Holidays and all weekends are included too. Our door service team are all specialists in door repair, door replacement and door installations. We take care of all kind of doors and for all kind of properties. Call us around the clock. Call us 24/7!