Three Important Things to know About Locks

Locks are obviously one of the best way to secure a home or business. What are locks really all about though?

 

First a you need to know how a lock works. A lock consists of a plug, a cylinder, the pins, and the springs. A lock cylinder is the center piece that holds the bottom pins, it also holds the key. When the key is inserted the, pins will line up and the plug can turn inside the cylinder. The cylinder holds the pins and the springs.

 

Lock Maintenance


Just like anything, locks need maintenance. Locks can become dirty and hard to use if not taken care of properly. You should lubricate your locks with graphite and not any oils as this will attract dust to all moving parts of your locks. Brush your locks off too so they will not become dirty. You always want your locks to be clean and lubricated. Consult with locksmith professionals before performing any maintenance on your locks.

 

Lock Repair


Sometimes a lock will need repaired because it is not working, or it may be hard to use. Locks sometimes need to be taken apart, readjusted, and sometimes parts will need to be replaced. A cylinder repair may need to be done, or another repair may need to be made. Sometimes a whole new lock will need to be installed. Call your local locksmith for all home and business lock repairs.

 

Lock Replacement


It’s recommended that you change your locks every so often. The reason for this is because you want to be the only person with a key, and you want to stay up to date with lock technology. You may have loaned your keys to someone or you may have lost your extra key. Lock replacement is essential for home and business security.

 

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