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Lock Maintenance… Why I Should Care?

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Maintaining your locks could save you money this year. Your locks only require a little attention just once a year to keep things working as well as they can.

Following my simple locks maintenance tip could help you avoid having to pay out for a locksmith unnecessarily. Calling out a locksmith can be costly, to see just how costly take a look at this article about how much a locksmith costs.

Lubricate locks every few months – Time required 5 minutes!

A can of WD40 or GT85 will cost you about £5 and will last you years. It’s priceless really because this simple product can solve so many household issues, not just in relation to your locks.

The lubricant comes with a straw, simply spray it into the lock and around the bolt and be ready with kitchen paper to catch the excess liquid that comes out. The lubricant that comes out will bring with it a lot of the dirt that has been in your lock whilst the inside of your lock will run more smoothly.

By doing this quick and easy job every couple of months, you will be both cleaning and protecting your lock and could quite possibly save unnecessary expense.

Old Locks Maintenance

Old locks are those that date before 1960 when lock regulations and standards were introduced. These are locks that may need a little more attention and maintenance. They may need to be taken apart, cleaned and put back together. Always use a professional qualified Locksmith for this kind of job. Refer to our guide on how to choose a locksmith  which recommends always choosing an MLA locksmith in your local area.

New Locks Maintenance

Once you are aware of the importance of maintaining locks and you have your locks checked and approved by a professional you are sure to get the most out of your locks and avoid unnecessary outlay. If you are unsure if your locks are suitable you are advised to book a security survey to assess the situation and put your mind at rest. It is a free service with most locksmiths.

IKS Locksmiths are an MLA approved emergency locksmith in North London

On a daily basis as a locksmith I come across situations that could have been avoided or resolved with a simple squirt of lubricant. I have come to realise that many people are unaware of the importance of looking after their locks and just how simple and easy it is.
I hope that these simple but effective tips will save people some inconvenience, time and unnecessary expense this year.

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