Easy Repair for Loose Doorknobs

You may wonder why some of the doorknobs in your home or office are loose and wobbly. Over time, they may break or make it difficult to open a door. Instead of replacing the whole knob, did you know there are secret screws you can tighten for a more secure doorknob?

Check the inside of the doorknob you want to fix and you should notice a metal tab or clip keeping the cover plate in place. Pop the cover plate off your doorknob and you will see a small button in the side of the knob. Use a small screwdriver to push this button and the doorknob should slide off of its mount easily. Then, simply remove the cover plate and tighten the screws that hold the doorknob to the door.

When you tighten these screws, make sure you press firmly on both sides of the door for the most secure fit. Be careful not to over-tighten them or you could chip the paint on your door.