Photo by James Morley
Photo by James Morley

I know you don’t want anyone ringing your doorbell.  All it does is wake up babies and send dogs into a tizzy.

Recently, I came back from the family vacation and my doorbell button had been broken and lodged inside the housing rendering it inoperable. Probably the result of repetitive pressing by a friendly solictor who wouldn’t accept the fact that I truly wasn’t home.

It didn’t bother me that much because I fall into the latter “dog into a tizzy” category. Even though I didn’t really care, it looked pretty bad, so I decided to replace it assuming doorbell replacement couldn’t be that difficult.

I was right. While I’m skilled at taking a one hour project and turning it into three hours or more, replacing the doorbell took me ten minutes. All it took was turning off that power to the doorbell, removing four screws, attaching the two power wires to the new button and attaching it back to the door frame. Bam!

If you’re planning to sell your home, a new and functioning doorbell button goes a long way toward making a good first impression. The little things like doorbells can make or break a sale. The buyers assumption is that if the small things don’t work the big things may be in worse condition. Fixing the little things like doorbell buttons will help you sell faster and hold onto more of your asking price.

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Ding Dong Your Doorbell’s Dead
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