If you listed the items you use every single day, you would include toothpaste, electricity and the bathroom. But most people would forget to list something as basic as the locks on their doors. Take a moment to think about how many times you use your locks every day and what lock failure may mean to your daily schedule. The locks installed on your car doors, your house, your office or business and your personal safe are ones you use without even thinking. It’s simply out of habit.
What would happen if one of the locks experiences lock failure or simply does not work?
You are leaving the house and you realize you have forgotten something inside. So you insert your key into your basic pin and tumbler door lock just to find it won’t unlock. It may have turned and nothing happened. Perhaps it didn’t turn, but your key did and is now broken in half.
Many locks can be repaired by a locksmith in the event of a lock failure. Some repairs are as simple as the addition of the proper lubricant. The lock itself may be older and need replacing as well.
In some cases, the lock itself functions properly but there are other issues to address during a lock repair call. Improper installation can result in a locking bolt that doesn’t properly line up with the door latch. In order to lock your door, you must push or pull until everything lines up correctly. This puts stress on the lock, key and you.
In some cases, locks can fail to actually lock and secure the door. And since approximately 30 percent of burglaries occur through an unlocked window or door, this leaves you vulnerable to a break in.
Taking the time to schedule a lock repair before a complete lock failure happens can save you time and may prevent having to completely replace a lock. A certified locksmith is able to quickly and easily make your locks something you don’t have to think about.
If you need help with lock failure, give us a call at 704-347-1088, or complete our Contact Form and we’ll get back to you right away. Program our phone number into your cell phone so you’ll have it handy when the need arises to call a locksmith for any problem or need.