Wouldn't it be nice for you to know how to avoid intrusions or at least how to slow down burglars? Wouldn't it be nice if you'd know what to do to avoid key issues? The following answers to frequently asked lock and key questions will help you!
If I buy a lock set at a hardware store, will it reduce the locksmith service charge?
Possibly. But if you’ve bought the wrong type of lock set, or it’s not the right fit, you might not be able to return it to the store where you bought it, and you’ll have to pay for another one, plus the costs of the locksmith’s work. Ultimately, it may not be worth your while. Most reliable locksmiths charge a reasonable rate for parts, so let them save you the time and potential inconvenience.
Do locks require lubrication?
These devices have a considerable number of internal moving components and friction is created when they move. Our experts explain that as time passes, this friction increases and the locks become harder to turn. Lubrication reduces the friction. That is why most locks should be lubricated with a specially designed product at least once a year.
What is lock throw?
This is the distance which the bolt extends to when going through the jab during door locking. The longer this distance is, the harder it is for the door to be opened with force. You will benefit from getting a lockset with a bolt throw of at least one inch. This will give you a high level of security.
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