It’s easy to take them for granted, but door locks also need attention to maintain their good condition. While an average lock can last for at least seven years, you can prolong its lifespan with proper care and maintenance. Through proper maintenance, your locks can continue protecting your home from thieves and intruders.
Ensure that the Door is Properly Hung
Doors have to be installed properly to keep the lock working. A sagging or binding door may damage the lock’s latch or bolt by putting too much pressure on it. When this happens, the lock may fail and lock you in or out of your home.
To see whether the door is properly hung, check the gap between the door and the frame. It should have a uniform measurement (at least an eighth inch and less than a quarter inch) across the top and the sides. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2u7NrKw
To effectively protect your family, your property must first be secure. The statistics serve to remind homeowners of this urgency: Studies indicate that 2.5 million burglaries happen annually in the U.S. By adopting the following safety precautions, you can reduce the chances of break-ins and increase safety for your family.
Change the Locks
When you move into a new house, the previous owners possess at least one set of keys. Even if they leave a set for you, ask an experienced locksmith to rekey the entire house. You don’t know if someone with bad intent may have copied the previous owner’s keys or even obtained possession of them after your move.
When rekeying, a locksmith removes pins and springs, replacing them with a new set that works with an entirely different key. You no longer need to worry about an intrusion resulting from the previous homeowner’s carelessness or ill intent. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2uGdTYT