Maintaining Outdoor Locks

Maintaining Outdoor Locks

Locksets found outside requires more in-depth maintenance, because they are more exposed to air, wind, rain and sunshine.  Firstly, outdoor locks made out of iron tend to rust if not cleaned often.  Secondly, all of your outdoor locks should be galvanised to guard...

Can I maintain older locks?

Yes, it is entirely possible to maintain older locks.  However, the processes of locks were standardised in 1960, meaning that all locks after that has standard ways to maintain it.  Locks before 1960, however, might need to be disassembled for full maintenance. ...

Hinges are also important

Your locks are not the only protectors of your safety: the hinges on your door is as well.  Just like locks and doors need maintenance, so do the door’s hinges.  The great thing about taking care of your door hinges, is that you can use the same silicone lubricant...
The Doors

The Doors

Just like locks, doors also collect dirt and filth over time.  Doors are also investments that need constant maintenance. After all, doors protect what it most sacred: privacy.  Clean your doors regularly with soapy water and varnish wooden doors to make sure the wood...

Check your lock parts

Make sure that your lock is intact when you are doing the maintenance: check for any loose pieces and tighten them, like a screw or even the door hinges, and also make sure to look for missing pieces. If some of the screws are loose, the lock will not work as it...