5 Tips to Unstick a Swollen Door

When seasons change from summer to autumn, you may notice that your internal wooden doors become swollen, making it hard to open and close the door with ease. With these changes in climate, moisture in the air causes porous wooden doors to swell which can be a result of condensation building up on closed windows as you sleep at night. To help you unstick a swollen wooden door, here’s our five simple tips and tricks….


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If your door latch and handle work efficiently, try lining the surface between your door and door frame with a small amount all-purpose lubricant. Use either a squirting bottle or a narrow spatula to apply lubricant to the closed door.


Tip 2 IconTo determine whether your door is actually swollen or jammed, check the hinges on your internal door. Do so to ensure that they are secure and not loosely fixed; if they are loose, you should tighten the screws with a screwdriver.


Tip 3 IconAvoid moisture build-up by keeping a window slightly open as you sleep. Alternatively, if you want to maintain thermal comfort during the night, you can open the window for ten minutes every morning.


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Ventilation is key to reducing moisture build-up, so you may choose to keep internal doors open throughout your home.


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If condensation build-up is a common problem throughout your home, you could invest in dehumidifiers to help reduce the amount of moisture in the air.


And there we have it, our five simple tips to unstick a swollen door.


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