Generally, we often tell home and business owners that they shouldn’t ignore any problem with their door locks. After all, the locks are a security mechanism, and if a problem can compromise them, then the safety of your business and family may be at risk.
However, some issues can be more pressing than others. As residential locksmiths and Commercial Locksmiths, we’ve compiled a list of 5 door lock problems you should never overlook or ignore to address in our experience.
Loose Doorknobs, Handles, and Locks
The average door lock has over three dozen moving parts, with 99.9% of the components being imperative to the safety of your home or business. The parts are also crucial for ensuring that your locks continue to work smoothly. That said, door locks, handles and knobs can become loose over time, but it is a problem that shouldn’t be ignored. Fortunately, it can be fixed as a weekend DIY project by the home or business owner with a basic set of tools.
Make sure that this issue is fixed, mainly because a Weak or Loose Doorknob or lock is easily pried open by an intruder. Also, if you get locked out, getting back can, at times, become challenging because the handle isn’t operating correctly.