Replacing or changing a lock – There are plenty of reasons that you may need to change a lock, whether your keys have been lost or stolen, you are moving home or office, change of tenancy or you need to upgrade your locks for security reasons or for a new contents insurance policy. Lock changes need not be expensive, it is important to remember when considering replacing a lock, that it does not always mean the complete lock needs to be changed, as a replacement cylinder or a change of levers is often all that is required. Abbey Locksmith carry a wide range of stock on our vans from cylinders, dead locks and night latches to digital locks and restricted key locks. Call us now to discuss your requirements 0800 052 0775
Lock change services we offer:
- Complete lock change service
- Locks fitted to BS3621 insurance standard
- Replacement cylinders and levers
- Changing Yale locks
- Changing Chubb locks
- Locks upgrades
- Door reinforcement
- On site key cutting
Things to look out for:
Changes in the weather - temperature and humidity can often cause timber doors to expand and contract which can mean a locks may not be lining up correctly, stopping the lock from working properly or even causing damage.
Wear and tear – as locks on entrance doors can often experience a lot of use, it’s a good idea to check if they have become worn. When turning the key does it stick or do you need to ‘wiggle’ the key to get lock open? If this is the case then you may want to think about a lock change now, as it will gradually get worse and may even result in you being locked out!
Badly cut keys – this is the most common reason for locks becoming worn or damaged, although a lot of businesses provide a key cutting service now they are not always trained and are unable to test the key once it’s cut, that’s your job! After having a new key cut always check it, compare it to your original key. If it seems stiff when its turning or you have to wiggle the key to get it to work, take the key back to where it was cut and tell them. If you don’t then it could result in the lock getting damaged and you being locked out.
Lubricate your locks – all locks have moving parts and need lubrication much like a cars engine. We recommend lubricating your locks at least once a year, this will help with preventing wear and prolong the life of your locks.
A well maintained lock that has been fitted correctly should last many years without any problems. At Abbey Locksmiths we pride ourselves on our standard of work and all locks supplied and fitted by Abbey Locksmiths come with a full 12 month parts and labour guarantee as standard.