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That squeaky cabinet is driving me crazy

Common materials used to make kitchen and bathroom cabinets, such as metal and wood, can create annoying sounds when in use. Hinges can make squealing and creaking noises. Swing-style doors often emit a loud bang when closed even gently against cabinet frames. If you’re dealing with noisy cabinets, try one of these solutions:

  • Spray an oil approved for cabinets on noisy door hinges or coat the hinges with plain soap or wax. Never use cooking oil since it can become sticky and create dust and dirt buildup.
  • Affix quiet, slow-close dampers near the hinges or replace the hinges entirely with slow-close styles.
  • Add low-cost, self-adhesive cork, felt, polyurethane or silicone bumper pads to the top and bottom corners of the doors.
  • Replace old fiberboard or wood cabinets entirely. As cabinets break down with age, the holes around hinge screws deteriorate and hinges shift out of position resulting in both hinge and door corner noises. Overall cabinet decay makes repair using wood filler merely a temporary fix.

At Builders Outlet, our experienced team provides Denver homeowners and renters with customized guidance related to these and other noise solutions. Contact us today for more details.

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