3 Common Domestic Lock Problems11/20/2016 Back To Blog
Your home is the most important place in your life to keep secure. It is important to keep strong locks around the house for safety and peace of mind. But even if you do, some things can still go wrong. Here is a list of 3 common issues that can occur with your domestic locks. Even if you have only just had your new lock installed, these are reasons to keep the contact information of a fully trained and experienced locksmith to hand.
1. Home Lockout
This can happen for a host of reasons. You may have left your key inside or your stiffening front door lock may have snapped your key. People rarely keep their back door keys on them when they leave the house, so your only real options will be to break in or call a locksmith. A lockout service will involve unlocking your front door and replacing your key if needed without having to damage your property.
2. Forced Entry or Burglary
One of the most common reasons for a front or back door lock to be broken is due to a break in. When this happens you will need a lock change right away. As well as supplying replacement locks, locksmiths can also attempt to fix locks back to full working order. Every situation is different and the options available will need to be assessed on arrival.
3. Lost keys
You might keep a whole range of different locks around your house which will mean you keep a wide variety of keys. Some of these you might not use very often at all. This can make it easy for them to be lost. Back door keys, keys for cabinets or those for window locks can be misplaced quite easily. A locksmith will be able to cut new keys for most locks or replace the lock entirely if needed.