Do you need to change your locks?

Over time and with general wear and tear, locks can get damaged or broken. To remain in good working order, locks require regular maintenance and there are some indicators that show when the lock will soon start experiencing problems. Let’s take a quick look at these signs and symptoms.
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If you ask a locksmith which task is the most difficult for them, they will often say that dealing with deadlocks is near the top of that list. There is no doubt that mortise locks and lever locks are excellent when it comes to security and the fact is that the newer models are even more effective. These specific locks do not fail very frequently because their inner workings are so strong and they usually last for many years. However, when you notice the first signs that something is not right, you must act immediately. If you have trouble locking or unlocking a standard lever lock, it is the best idea to get it replaced as soon as possible.

If you don’t and you end up getting stuck inside or outside the building because the lock has finally broken, then you will probably need power tools to solve the situation which is not only messy, nut expensive to make good afterwards.


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A Yale lock has a small switch which lets users hold back the latch or deadlock it. As a result of wear and tear, you may get the situation where the keys can be placed in the lock, but you can’t turn them. Even though you may not have to change the lock, you should definitely call a locksmith to get it looked at.

Inability to lock/unlock an UPVC door

Inability to lock or unlock a UPVC door can be caused by many different reasons. Misalignment and malfunctioning euro cylinder are some of the most common reasons. This is often a clear sign that the lock is about to fail. In order to avoid any complications, call a locksmith.