If you have UPVC door locks in your home or office, you are probably using them several times a day. That is why it is easy to notice when something is wrong. There are various issues that could compromise your security, as burglars are looking for opportunities just like these. Here are some of the common issues we are often called to handle.
If the lock appears to be blocked or the key does not turn inside, this is most likely due to faulty cylinder. In this case, the component is replaced so that the normal operation of the lockset is restored. Less often, the cylinder has simply frozen and requires warming and lubrication. If you can turn the key normally, but the bolt does not move, the issue is probably with the locking mechanism.
When the handle does not work properly, this can be a sign there is a problem with the locking mechanism. If the inspection proves that this component is faulty, it will be replaced. Often, the door cannot get properly closed and locked because of loose and misaligned strike receiver. Depending on how serious the problem is, the receiver can be adjusted or replaced. Sometimes, only the screws that hold it require replacement. When a hinge is loose, damaged or broken, misalignment occurs. The affected component is tightened, fixed or replaced and then the door is adjusted.
The panels and frames can suffer all kinds of damage from scratches and deeper abrasion to cracks, dents and chips. Most of these issues can be resolved with repair. The affected sections are restored with the use of matching material and special techniques. When the damage is extensive, however, the whole frame or door may have to be replaced. If the cylinder and the locking mechanism are in good condition, however, they can be kept.
If you require repair to any component of the door including the lockset, let us do the job quickly and effectively. Our company offers new lock installation services as well to help you improve the security of your property. We at Locksmith Caterham are available round the clock for any problem you have.
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