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Home Maintenance, Check Hinges

Hinges can be very small part of your home but could alter overall look of furniture if not treated well. Most often we do not see this as a very important part of home maintenance. But the fact is we should take care of it not just to save money but for overall beatification of our homes.
Hinges can be quite annoying at times. Remember those creaking sounds from a horror movie? It may look and sound entertaining on screen but it can actually be irritating to hear in real situations. Creaking hinges could be a sound of a problem that has been lurking on your door or furniture.
The problem with this sound is the lack of proper lubrication. Proper lubrication promotes proper functioning. This in turn can deliver efficient, better and longer service life of your hinges. It may sound very small but hinges can destroy the original beauty of your furniture. Changing hinges can result to alterations to the original appearance, especially to those antiques.
Checking and maintaining hinges is actually simple and would not really require much time. Old furniture, doors and windows that are seldom used can be prone to these problems. One thing you can do is to check it every once a month or every other month. Often times, with changing weathers, hinges can accumulate dirt and turn to rust which can lead to malfunctions. Regular cleaning and lubrication can overcome these problems.
There are oils that can be used on this like those that are used on sewing machines. Even motor oils would do the job perfectly. Used oils from your car could even be applied over this and won’t pose much problem. The key here is to maximize lubrication and minimize accumulation of dirt. As when rust starts to build up, in time, it will give much friction on the hinges and in turn will result to part breakage.
Home maintenance should be done as a whole. A small part of your home, like hinges, is part of it. Keep it at optimum condition every time and you can be sure that it will last longer to withstand time.…