Common Reasons You Need Lock Repairs Locks can become damaged or broken for several different reasons. It is important to have a professional locksmith available, ensuring the right repairs are made and damaged locks are dealt with effectively. Read our blog for some of the most common lock problems.
Door & Window Service Ltd provide lock repairs along with a range of other services including double glazing, glass and window repairs. Broken Key
A broken key is a pretty obvious sign that you have a problem with your lock. Although you may think this is a one-off problem or it could be caused by an old or worn key, having a
lock repair will make sure future keys are not easily damaged and the lock is in the best possible condition.
Broken keys can happen at any time and often if you are rushing and try to lock the door too vigorously. If the key is stuck inside the door, or you have managed to get it out but the key is still broken, we make sure the lock is always repaired effectively. Your key will also be removed when stuck, so this issue does not persist and small parts of the key are not left in the lock.
Unable To Insert or Turn Key
Often one of the most frustrating problems for homeowners, when the key is seemingly fine but for some reason won't fit in your lock or turn. It is worthwhile to, firstly, make sure you are using the right key! However, if the key is not working, this will usually mean there is a problem with the lock, rather than the key.
It is important to test new keys so you know this is not the problem. Locks could simply have a small blockage in them or it could be a more difficult issue to deal with. Whether you need a repair to your existing lock or a completely new replacement, contacting qualified locksmiths will make sure your keys can be used again, without having to pay for new key cutting.
Warping is a problem that occurs in extreme and poor weather conditions. Although this will depend on the type and style of lock you currently have, poor weather conditions cause the door or frame to warp. This means the locking points do not engage, preventing the door from actually locking.
Clearly, not being able to lock your own door is a massive issue and one that needs to be resolved quickly. Although it is difficult to know when warping has occurred, professional locksmiths will identify the problem quickly, making adjustments where necessary for the lock to function again.
If your property has been broken into and you don t know how, having your locks inspected could be very beneficial. Even if there appears to be no damage, locks could have been broken into or someone may have a key suitable for your property.
This might not always be the case but having your locks inspected and repaired where necessary will give you a bit of added security and ease some worries you may have.
Lock repairs are available for all lock styles and doors. Faulty Locks
Finally, if you actually notice your lock is damaged, broken or worn, you should always consider lock repairs. The lock could still function even when damaged but this will not give you the security you desire and might make you more susceptible to break-ins.
Lock repairs will restore the condition of your lock and upgrade the security of your home so you shouldn t have any issues with your door locks. This will also improve the aesthetic of your home, with worn and wobbly locks being returned to a sturdy condition and stylish appearance.
For more information on lock repairs or to contact our emergency locksmiths for quick repairs, speak to Door & Window Service Ltd today. You will always receive a fast response, offering a comprehensive service to restore the security and functionality of your locks. Call us on
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