Lock Maintenance Tips from a Professional Locksmith

Lock maintenance is an often overlooked aspect of owning a home or business. Many people think that locks are simple to maintain, but they need regular care just like any other appliance in your home. If you don’t take the time to maintain them they can fail and leave you feeling vulnerable.

At Matrix Locksmiths, we feel it’s important for our clients to know about how lock maintenance affects their safety and security when choosing a locksmith service provider.

Lock maintenance by a locksmith

Lock maintenance is a process that should be carried out once in a while to ensure the safety of your home. We recommend that all homeowners in Toronto Greater Area &  should run their lock through the following steps at least once a week: 

1. Lubrication:

Check and lubricate the cylinder with oil or graphite every month. This will help deter corrosion and prevent rust from forming inside of the lock and its internal mechanisms.

lubricate Lock

2. Replace Keys

Replace any missing keys as soon as possible, even if they’re just copies for convenience purposes. If the key goes missing and is not replaced quickly enough, then one could accidentally bump into one’s door while trying to unlock it from an awkward angle – which may cause damage to both the lock and hinges.
In addition, without a key copy available, someone might be able to easily break into the home.

Replace Keys

3. Re-key old locks

If you have an older lock, it might need to be rekeyed so that a new key can’t open the door and break-in.

Read More About: Benefits of Rekeying your Locks

4. Replace your Locks

Consider replacing your locks every few years if they’re old or scratched up – especially those made of metal which may get rusted on their internal mechanisms due to exposure over time.

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5. Don't Leave Copies Behind

When moving out of one’s house, make sure that all keys are left with the landlord instead of being put under doormats for pick up by anyone who happens along later. Leaving copies behind is not recommended as it could lead to vandalism or theft. The last thing any homeowner wants is for someone else to break in when they’ve just moved out!

6. Use Deadbolts Locks

The safest way for renters to keep their assets safe from theft is by having their locks replaced with something that’s more secure, such as deadbolts which are usually either double cylinder steel bolts or stainless steel pins in keyhole-shaped holes.
This will ensure that there is some degree of protection against intruders sneaking into one’s house through any unlocked doors they might find.

Locks can also be a significant safety concern. If a lock is damaged or rusted, it could open up the door to serious problems like burglary and vandalism as mentioned above.

The key to success is by getting in on a regular maintenance program so that you can gauge how often your locks need professional repair or replacement.

Replacing locks can help keep families safe from all sorts of threats and is an important way to protect oneself against burglary or vandalism. Locks are not only necessary for securing property but also for one’s safety and security.

If you find that your home has been broken into because there was no protection on any doors whatsoever, then don’t hesitate to Contact Matrix 24/7 Toronto  Locksmith Services today at 416-877-9297. We’ll come out right away with experts who have years of experience fitting people like you with the right locks and security systems.

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These are just a few licenses and certifications and memberships Matrix Locksmith can show case the residence of Richmond Hill to ensure safety  and peace of mind .

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Frank Wals, Toronto
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“Matrix Locksmith team are incredibly valuable locksmith company for us for years now, they just recently they installed a push bar on our front door , very professional and affordable , Highly recommend!”
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