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4 Signs You Should Call A Professional Locksmith

If you’re having any of these problems, you should call a professional locksmith.

As time goes on and you use your door’s locks more, you may find that there are some issues. Over time, even regular use can lead to your locks having issues. Other times, things like improper installation or external damage can be the cause of your lock’s problems. Either way, these issues should be addressed as soon as possible so they don’t get worse. Here are four problems that should let you know that you should have your door’s lock looked at by a professional.

Loose Lock

Having a loose door lock may seem like more of an aesthetic problem than a functional one, but this is not the case. A loose lock can lead to you having issues with using a key to enter your home, as well as give it a higher chance of being picked by potential burglars. Sometimes these problems result from the screws that hold your lock in place becoming looser or just wearing down over time.

Misaligned Lock

A misaligned lock usually results in a lock’s strike plate not being lined up with its latch, which creates issues. Some possible reasons for this are a door warping due to weather conditions or a lock being installed improperly. Misaligned locks can lead to a door not being able to close properly, which presents a security risk.

Key Broken in Lock

Breaking your key in your lock is a two-fold issue because not only have you broken your key, but your lock itself is obstructed too. In some cases, your key could have even damaged your lock’s internal pieces. If this happens to you, it’s important to call a professional to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.

Jammed Lock

At times your door’s lock can jam, creating a security issue for your home. This problem is usually caused by debris building up inside the lock, stopping its mechanisms from working how they should. This is another serious issue that should be addressed as soon as possible.



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