Saving Money on a Locksmith
Although I am a Locksmith and get paid for getting people out of ‘sticky’ situations. I have decided to write how to avoid using a Locksmith.
The WD40 Job
At least once every 6 weeks I am called out to jobs that have a faulty lock that has stopped working because of one reason or another and the job is done in a matter of minutes.
Locks need to be lubricated if they are to last a long time. If a lock is not working properly spray a generous amount of WD40 in the keyhole, the bolt or the latch and it can make the difference. WD40 cleans as well as lubricates and often dislodges that tiny bit of dirt that made your life so difficult.
Key stuck in Lock
During the winter months I was called out 5 times in one week because many people were getting their keys broken of in their locks. The majority of these were happening on bike locks, now unfortunately I cannot give you the tools to extract a key from a bike, in fact on many occasions the lock has to be destroyed in order to open the lock up.
Keys were snapping in locks because that the pins in the lock were getting stuck due to the freezing temprature and people were forcing their keys as they knew that they were using the right key. By pressing your lips up close to the lock and blowing hard (yes I know!!!) the pins will release and this will give you back the ability to use your key and will also save you a few quid too!