My key isn’t working!
As a London Locksmith there are many calls that seem to repeat themselves in a short period of time. Lately I have been getting a lot of people being unable to get into their property even when they have their keys. Now on most occasions it's been out of their control due to a faulty lock however there are simple things that you can do to save you a bit of money:
Check your key for dirt:
Keys will pick up dirt from being in your pocket or your handbag. Cleaning your key can enable it to be pushed into the lock just that bit more.
Spray the keyhole with WD40:
On no accounts use oil: WD40 will loosen the pins and will also clean the lock.
Make sure the shoulder of the key is going up to the edge of the lock. Sometimes a gentle push on the key will make the key go in that little bit further. Don’t push the key too hard as the key may bend or break. Simple procedures such as this could save you a lot of money on a London Locksmith as dirt build up in Locks is very common.