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

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,...

How do my locks get dirty?

Any lock collects dust, dirt and filth as time passes, because it is near your door handle, which nearly everyone touches as they pass to and fro a room, and now, with this virus in the world, we are more aware of it than ever.  Failing to clean your locks means that...

Wear and Tear of my Locks

The locks in and around your home need constant maintenance, seeing as they get a lot of wear and tear.  It is possible that you didn’t even think about it, but for your locks to work properly and to make sure they keep you safe, you need to regularly clean and...