Common Door Lock Problems You May Face

The first priority of homeowners should be to keep loved ones and valuables secure, but they often forget to maintain door locks until the worst happens. The very last thing that most homeowners consider is their door locks. This makes it difficult to gain access in an emergency situation.

If you want to avoid an expensive lockout or lock issue, then it is important that you maintain your locks properly. To avoid a lockout and costly lock repair, it’s important to verify that your locks are in good condition.

Door Lock

Locksmiths are constantly seeing individuals who have problems with their doorway locks, and these can cause a number of different issues.

The key is broken or stock inside the lock

broken key on lock

Your key may be stuck due to an imperfectly aligned door latch or because the lock has not been lubricated sufficiently. If the key gets stuck, keep it turned and do not force it.

We understand that you are running late and want to meet up with an appointment, but if you notice the key is stuck on the door lock do not force it open or closed. This could make the problem worse. If the key does not easily turn, take a few moments to try to figure out the problem.

Slow door locks

Dirt or grime can clog up your door locks and make it difficult to unlock the door. A faulty lock created by dirt or oil in the mechanism may be stiffened, or slow to turn. If you notice that your lock is taking time to turn or it’s difficult inserting the key into the lock. You can remove dirt by sticking a cloth in the lock.

If the lock is not properly lubricated, apply a graphite or silicon spray and never use oil because it can clog during the cold weather.

Misaligned door latch

When the door’s strike plate doesn’t catch on the door latch, it can be difficult to lock or close your door. This problem may be caused by a loose hinge or a failure in installation, hard time catching, the strike plate may be due to loose hinges or because of damp weather.

To fix this issue, you must see the misalignment and use the right tools to adjust strike plates and tighten door hinges. If it’s not repairable or you don’t have any tools available for a DIY approach, call an expert at Matrix Locksmith.

The key turns but does not lock

Key Lock Stuck

If there are small parts on your door that have become worn or broken, and the cause is unclear, it may be a mechanical issue. The person who understands how your portal entry mechanism works should fix this kind of problem.

if the key will not turn as you insert it into the locks, then you need to lubricate the keyhole by spraying graphite.

Faulty Door

Locks can become defective because they’re being overused or not worn down and maintained. Most door problems are mechanical and they come into existence only with time and wear. Weak locks can be caused by excessive use or lack of maintenance, making them defective.

If you have any mechanical problems with locks, it’s best to leave it for the professionals because even if you’re skilled in DIY-ing with your locksmithing knowledge, unless you know how exactly the mechanism of certain locks work then there is no point.

When necessary, our locksmiths use non-destructive methods to fix your door locks. We’re also happy to help you if you don’t have any more problems.

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