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Everything you need to know about lock maintenance

What do I do if I lose my keys?

Whilst it’s not likely to be something you’d give much consideration to, your front door lock maintenance is something you should definitely think about at least once a year. With a well maintained lock you can enjoy enhanced security and you could save quite a bit of money on locksmith repairs in the future too.

So what do you need to know about maintaining your locks?

Basic Lubrication

You can purchase oil or another form of lock lubrication from most DIY stores.

Some of the oil will seep back out from the lock so it’s important to have kitchen towel or a cloth to hand to stop it spilling onto the carpet. When the oil emerges it’s likely to be discoloured, showing that the dirt has been flushed out.

Dead Bolts

When lubricating the lock, don’t forget the latch and deadbolt. By doing all of the above you’ll be able to improve the efficiency of your door locks and even prolong their life expectancy.

What if I need a new lock?

In some cases your lock will be beyond repair. As such, it’s important to have a replacement fitted quickly to ensure the security of your home isn’t compromised.

A locksmith will be able to supply and fit the new lock with minimal disruption to your life. Once installed you’ll get a new set of keys, so make sure to start maintaining this one to ensure it lasts for decades to come.