It seems everyone has a door or two that squeaks and maybe one or two that shut on their own. I have solutions for both and they are super easy.
For squeaky doors all you need is a can of Pledge. DO NOT USE WD40 OR ANY TYPE OF OIL!!!!! Think about it. Oil attracts dirt and causes grinding and squeaking. Pledge repels dirt so the hinge stays clear of debris longer.
Hold a rag under each hinge and give it a good soaking. Open and close the door several times to work the liquid into the gaps. Wipe away any access and your done. I Heard about this technique from a builder about three years ago and I came home that day and de-squeakified all my doors. The effects have lasted until just recently so I thought I would share. I repeated the steps today so they should be good for another three years or so. Feel free to sneak in and out undetected.
Do you have self closing doors that aren't supposed to self close? Remove a pin from one of the hinges and give it a slight bend. You may have to put it in a vice to hold it while you tap it with a hammer. Take care not to scar it up too much or you'll need more than pledge to correct the squeak. All I've done is lay the pin on the floor and tap in one spot to get a slight bend. Be sure to only slightly bend it. Bend it too much and it wont go back in the hinge. It may take a couple of tries but once you get the right bend, re-insert the pin back into the hinge. The pin will now give a little resistance and will prevent the door from closing by itself.
Legacy DFW Real Estate
I've been in this exciting and challenging world of real estate since 2004 and I've loved every minute - almost. Ive sold new construction for a national builder and I've been 1 of 400+ realtors with a "big-box" brokerage. My sweet-spot is as an active broker. I love educating agents on how to navigate the realty waters but I also love the interaction with buyers and sellers and helping them achieve their goals. Whether its a one bedroom shack or a multi-million dollar mansion, everyone deserves proper, experienced, detail oriented representation. These ramblings are thoughts I want to share as I do what I do. I hope you learn and maybe laugh a little as well.