Most locks have mechanisms which can get flimsy after a while, especially when they are not installed by a professional locksmith or regularly maintained. If you happen to have difficulties locking the door, possibly the deadbolt is not properly aligned.
Alternatively, the screws of the strike plate on your door frame – or the entire cylinder of the lock – are loose.
You can always try to fix the issue yourself by tightening the hinges. If that doesn't work the next step would be replacing old screws with longer ones, that penetrate deeper into the door and go beyond the old screws. If replacing or tightening the screws didn't help you can try adding shims under the door hinges.
If all of the above didn't solved the problem the best bet is to contact a local locksmith to quickly fix the problem. If you leave it unresolved, sooner or later your lock or door frame will need to be replaced.
Do not limit your security considerations to the locks and think about your door as well. If you have a set of good-quality locks which seem to be in perfect condition, yet you cannot easily lock your door, hear a clicking sound while turning your key, or have to force the door in order to open or close, have a look at your door’s hinges.
Also, check the general condition of your door. If they are old, misaligned or hollow, there is no point in investing in high security locks. You may end up having your locks broken and the door will need to be replaced anyway. Doing necessary adjustments in advance is going to save you a lot of unnecessary stress and reduces the chances of a small house security problem grow big.
Choosing your locks is not limited to the front door. You also need to consider your patio doors, garage doors and windows. All of them need good, sturdy security systems.
When it comes to locks there is plenty of issues to think about. Not only should they be upgraded to the current BS3621 standard. For maximum performance, they must be properly installed by a professional locksmith who will also help you choose the right type.
And there’s a lot to choose from: multipoint locks, night latches, mortice locks, cylinder locks, and many other security solutions such as growingly popular electronic and smart locks.
Choosing the wrong type of security measures will generate additional costs in the future.
When your key is lost, do not settle for an easy replacement. You will need to contact a reliable locksmith to rekey your locks in order to make sure that no one enters your premises.
Also, if you choose to invest in new locks, make sure they get proper installation – otherwise, they will break or become misaligned and you’ll need a costly replacement.
If you notice that your locks are getting flimsy or your key tends to get stuck, do not wait for the mechanism to break. Call a SPESH - Tooting local locksmith to fix any of your house security problems before it becomes a significant security issue.
SPESH Tooting Locksmith offers professional house security upgrades services in Tooting, SW17.
No matter whether you’re looking to add extra security to your home or office or you just need a replacement locksmith in Tooting will be there if and when you need me.
When you need security locks fitted to your property or home call Tooting Locksmith. We will be with you within 30-60 minutes of receiving your call. We will arrive with a fully equipped vehicle that carries plenty of locks, lock barrels and lock mechanisms in stock ready to be fitted. We take your security seriously and want to help you improve the locks at your home.
We offer security enhancements, free house security surveys, improving security in and around your house services in Tooting and surrounding areas.
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