There are many reasons why homeowners change their exterior door locks including moving into a home, broken or loose locks, the desire for something more secure and wanting to update the style. Whatever your reasons are, Fix It!®will help with the lock replacement work.
It is important to make sure that your door is functioning the way it is intended to. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure that the locks within your door are working properly and that they are providing the absolute best security to you and your family. One of the best ways to ensure that your lock is always performing the way it should, is to simply pay attention to it. Make sure that you have a professional handyman come and assess it as soon as you think there might be something wrong. This cannot be over-stressed. Having a handyman take a look at your lock when it begins to malfunction is one of the easiest ways for a homeowner to save money. Some homeowners choose to neglect the early warning signs and continue to use their doors with worn out or impaired locks, until they cause some much greater and far more expensive damage.
As a homeowner you should make sure that maintaining your locks and your doors is prioritized on your list. Many people take locks for granted and forget the simple fact that they are the very things that make doors work effectively. Sometimes the locks in your door might start to malfunction and this could lead homeowners to seek either repair or replacement. In most cases, we suggest that you move to repair your locks, unless they are damaged beyond repair or if they are not good at keeping your home secure.
Warning Signs For Changing Locks – Lock Replacement
There are many factors that contribute to homeowners needing to replace their locks. They need to be attentive for these warning signs that could save their lives and save them lots of money in the long run. If the lock of your door has worn out and locks have rusted, then the security of your home is at risk. Locks that are worn are more susceptible to picking, breaking, and they even begin to show signs of difficulty when you attempt to use the proper key to open them. If your lock is struggling to open with the appropriate key (especially on cold nights) you need to replace or service the lock immediately. This will help you to avoid an inconvenient malfunction that may leave you locked out.
If you have recently been a victim of a break-in or a robbery, then you should definitely look to replace the locks on the doors of your home. This is one of the most blatant warning signs for homeowners. It is indicative of two things, the first being that your locks were not strong enough to stop a burglar if they were able to bypass them without damaging them. Secondly, your locks are now probably damaged if said burglar gained access by forcing your locks open. The necessary force that is required to forcibly open a lock compromises the internal mechanics and, more often than not, it damages the lock. A damaged lock will put you at a higher risk of another robbery, and mechanical failures as a result of the damage can cause a lock malfunction that could leave you locked out in the cold. After a break-in, it is safest to assume that your keys might have fallen into the wrong hands, and replace all door locks at which the old keys might give someone access to your home.
Also, if you happen to be a homeowner that is guilty of constantly losing their keys, then you should look into changing locks on your home with smart locks that make use of combinations and pin pads. Some of these smart locks and combination locks work well to save homeowners money. Many of them still have keyed portions that allow you to open the door the traditional way if you happen to forget the combination or the PIN number. These locks also give you the option to potentially change your combination number whenever you feel that the lock has been compromised, whereas you would have to rekey the lock multiple times if it were a traditional lock.
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