Support a local locksmith

Support a local locksmith

Do you need a local locksmith who can help you in any situation? To us here at Unique Lockmiths, no job is too big or too small. Whether you own a residential home or commercial property, you can expect an exceptional service every time you need a lock repaired or...
How serious is a broken door lock?

How serious is a broken door lock?

A broken door lock is always a serious problem, especially when it is your home and your own security in danger.  You need to be aware of the dangers of a broken lock, and how it can mean a possible burglary, or one day being locked out of your home.  That is why we...

What does a broken lock like?

There is a common misconception that a broken lock will look like it has been shattered to a thousand pieces, but that isn’t the case.  Just like a car can be broken without looking broken on the outside, so can a lock be broken on the inside too.  Rather call a...

Don’t wait

Many individuals have the idea that, if something happens to your lock, you can fix it with temporary measures.  This isn’t wise, because the damage your lock might have received not only damages the lock itself even more, but it also damages the gears working your...
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

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...

How can I clean my locks?

There is no complex chemical process involved here.  You simply use a soft, damp cloth and soapy water.  Dishwashing liquid works well too in this regard.  First wipe down the doorknob and the faceplate on a monthly basis to keep it clean.  For the lock itself,...