Security of a property is mandatory. It is always on top of the priority list while setting up a home or a business.But the task does not end with installing lock system around the house or an office compound. Proper maintenance is also required along with the assurance that it has been installed properly. Simple regular inspections are required to determine any fault in installation and other wears and tear with usage. These check-ups save time and expense in the long run. Problems in the security system can be solved by yourself if simple, or by calling in a locksmith for professional assistance.
Initial installation issues
Make sure the locksmith you are hiring to install your security system is a professional one, Improper amateur installation will mean a waste of time , money and purpose. A professional locksmith should have accreditations from the Locksmith Association.
Often misaligned frames of a bolt lock and its strike plate is a cause for improper functioning of the lock. This means it would be difficult to open or close the lock. The solution for this is to align the level of the bolt lock and/or the striking plate. You can do it yourself or appoint a reputed locksmith to do it efficiently for you.
The ridges along a key get worn down and smoothned over the years. Reduction in the size of the ridges can hamper their functioning and that of the locking mechanism. Inspect your keys if you are having difficulties to unlock and lock your doors. If the keys look worn out and with smooth ridges, you should get them replaced or change the entire lock system.
Old locks tend to get sticky and are difficult to move to open or close a door. If the stiffness of the lock is the problem, applying or spraying with a lubricant can solve it. You can pour some of the lube in the key hole and on the side of the mechanism. Turn the door knob a couple of times to smoothen the stiffness. Repeat the process until it regains its fluidity. A thing to remember here, do not use a viscous oil for this purpose.
If you are looking for locksmiths in Reseda call us at Global Lock and Key, for any lock solutions. We offer the best locksmith services throughout Southern California. Our locksmiths are professional and trained for installation of any kind of locking systems.