The first sign that your front door handle may need to be repaired might be a floppy handle or a door that refuses to close properly. You may also notice that the door handles don’t seem to spring back correctly. As your front door is an exterior door, if you notice any of these signs, then you need to act as soon as possible to make sure that your home stays secure.
The first step is to identify the problem. It could be that there is simply a missing screw in the door plate, or there may be a more significant mechanical problem with your door hardware. If you live in an older property, it may be that rust, dust, and dirt have built up and are impeding the performance or it could be a simple case of wear and tear, in which case a new door handle may be the best option. You can get professional handle repair and replacement at Dr. Slide-Door.
What If You Need To Replace The Handle Completely?
If the handle cannot be repaired, then a new handle may be the only option. A hardware store should be able to help you find a suitable replacement, then you need to fit the handle.
Is It Always Wise To Diy?
Because this is an exterior door, you could compromise the security of your home, so if you’ve any concerns about your skills in this area or about having the necessary tools, it may be wise to call in professionals. You can be confident we will fix the problem and minimize the amount of time your home is unsecured.