You might not be aware of this, but locks have a specific lifespan. After that lifespan has passed, they start to become inefficient and weak. At this stage, you need to renew your home locks promptly to keep your home secure and safe from criminal elements. However, replacing or renewing locks needs to be done by a professional.
Some people assume they can replace the locks as a weekend DIY project, but that can damage your door and lead to expensive repairs. Hiring a professional isn’t that expensive or difficult. At Lockout Squad, we offer affordable services and good quality work. So, if you want to renew your home locks, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We will be happy to help.
When Should You Renew Your Home Locks?
As we mentioned before, your lock has a specific lifespan and needs to be replaced eventually. However, we don’t want our clients to replace perfectly functional locks that still have a few years on them. Here are some signs that would help you decide if it’s time to renew your locks.
- The Key Doesn’t Turn Smoothly – This is the first sign that the lock isn’t functioning as well as it’s supposed to. If the lock doesn’t turn smoothly, it’s a sign that the internal components are worn down. You need to renew the locks or risk being locked out unexpectedly.
- You Need to Pull the Door to Lock – If you need to pull the door towards you to lock it properly, it’s a sign that there’s something wrong with the door. It’s possible that the door or the frame is warped and that can place a burden on the lock. A professional locksmith will help address the problem before the lock is completely damaged and the door gets stuck.
- Rust on the Lock – Rust and corrosion can be corrected without replacing the lock if the problem is caught early. However, if the rust spreads into the internal mechanism, you need to renew your home locks. A professional locksmith will quickly correct the problem or renew your locks before the door is jammed and you’re locked out.
These are the classic signs that your lock needs to be changed. There are two different ways you can go about this. You can replace the entire lock, which can be a little expensive and time consuming. You can also rekey the locks. That would help you save some money. Our expert locksmiths can rekey as well as replace your locks easily. They’re trained, certified, and experienced.
You can trust the quality of their work and know that all locks they install will last for a long time and function smoothly. For more information about our home lock renewal services, whether you want advice on security systems or are locked out of your home, we at Lockout Squad can help. For prompt assistance with your lock emergency in Sydney, call us on 0425 000 888. Or if you have a general enquiry, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.