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Repairing or Replacing a Deadbolt Lock and Other Locks


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The locks on your house, business and car are crucial to your security and livelihood. A break into any of these places can be devastating. There are other ways that your locks can become damaged as well. You must consistently make sure these locks are all in proper working order. If they aren’t, it’s time to either repair or replace them. There are a variety of locks to choose from on your house or business. Many people use both door knob locks as well as a deadbolt or a chain. The more types of locks that you have on your door, the harder it will be for someone to breach it. You can also use a combination lock that has a number code to enter. Many businesses use key fobs instead of keys to let people gain access to the building. Business owners also use electronic keypads to increase the security of certain areas of the building. After assessing your different options, choose what you feel is best for you and your business. It’s important to keep the locks working for the security of your business as well as your family. Consider repairing or replacing a deadbolt lock and other locks in the following situations.

Someone Broke In

A break-in is a very scary situation. Even though you’re still reeling from what happened, it’s important to think about the future. Secure your safety as well as the security of your business as soon as possible. If someone broke into your house, business or car, you need to repair, or more likely replace your locks. It’s important to feel safe again as you go forward from this incident.

Upgrade to a Deadbolt

If your lock was damaged on your house or business, look into upgrading the lock to a deadbolt, if you don’t already have one. If the locks were damaged and allowed someone to get in, it’s important to prevent this from happening again in the future. A deadbolt is a more secure way to make it difficult for someone to gain access to your property. Consult with a local locksmith to find the most secure locks.

Jammed Door

If you have problems with your key getting stuck or having trouble getting the door to open, it’s important to have the locks assessed.

Address Any Damage

Something may be damaged inside of the lock. Before it becomes impossible to open it with the key, you need to replace the broken lock with a new one. This is a problem that won’t go away on its own, and you need to address it as soon as possible.

Not Locking Properly

If you have a problem getting the door to lock properly, this is also a dilemma that won’t go away without changing something.

Replace the Lock for Optimum Security

The lock may have damage on the inside, and it’s important to replace the lock. If the device doesn’t lock properly, someone could get into your car, house or business without much effort.

Problem With the Deadbolt

A deadbolt is a great option and one that most people use to protect their homes. If it starts to have problems, you should either repair or replace it depending on the issue. It’s usually better to replace the lock rather than repair it.

Find Out If a Repair Will Fix It

There are some cases where it may make sense to fix it. If locking and unlocking it is becoming difficult, it may just be a problem with the key. The key begins to wear down over time, so you can have a new key made to solve this problem. It could also be an issue with the lock, and spraying WD-40 into it can solve your problem. Another instance where you may be able to repair the deadbolt is when the bolt of the lock and the strike plate are no longer in alignment. If the door hinges shift, that can cause this misalignment to happen. If you file out the hole in the strike plate slightly, it can correct the problem.

Lost Your Keys

You may also need to get a new lock if you lost your keys. When keys are lost, it can also a good time to upgrade your locks.

What About Your Car Keys?

If you locked your keys in your vehicle, you would probably need to call a lock repair service if you don’t have access to a spare. When you call, make sure that they have experience with your particular car model.

Be sure to address any issues with locks as soon as you notice them, and it is an easier fix. It’s also a good idea to regularly check the locks on your car, business and house to assure that they are in working order.

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