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Compilation of questions and answers on the services provided by locksmiths! Presents details you must know.Discover how to check the door locks, how to avoid losing your keys and how to deal with common lock problems!
How can I check the door locks?
As an overall, you need to be certain of their effectiveness. We all install security door locks to keep our families protected. Make sure the keys are rotating properly in the locks, the locks are not loose and the keys are not rusty. Temperatures may affect locks and would certainly affect doors, so make sure they lock well. It is obvious that old locks must be replaced even if they are not seriously damaged yet.
Why doesn't the cylinder of the door locks rotate?
Don't forget that door locks get worn and dirty over the years causing a difficulty in the rotation of the cylinder. Temperature fluctuations, especially extreme heat, would affect the door and locks can be affected, too. It might also be a slightly distorted key, which doesn't fit properly into the lock. In this case, you would need key replacement. If the problem is with the lock, you will need to have the locks replaced.
Why must I be extra careful with keys in public places?
Some people do steal things and things are dropped and get lost, too. Thieves would dare putting their hands in your purse, let alone finding a transponder key waiting for them on a table of a coffee shop. You may forget them at a friend's house or an office and still have to deal with a house lockout. Lost house keys can easily become the reason for house intrusions.
Can emergency locksmith be trusted?
Not all companies offering this service are trustworthy. You have to make sure that you call only those who have been in the industry for an extensive time so you receive only the best service.
Why do we rekey locks?
Lock rekey includes partial lock replacement. The configuration of the lock is changed so that it can work with a new key. The whole effort aims at having a new key and avoiding people who might still have the keys of their old apartment, which is yours now.