Simple locksmith tips for safe homes and offices. Lock change and repair becomes an easy job.
Don’t push the side of the key too hard when unlocking a door
If you apply too much force or the blade is bent just a little bit, the risk of the key breaking inside the lock is extremely high. In this case, the solution involves extraction of the snapped blade, repair of the lock and replacement of the key. You can readily avoid this situation if you are careful. Insert the key inside the lock carefully and turn it gently.
Remember the combination of your safe
If you have a safe where all your important assets are kept, it’s mandatory that you remember the combination to open it. Write it down and keep it somewhere close to you, or share the information with a member of your family that you trust. Do not lose it, by any means.
Avoid a house lockout
People get locked out of their homes because they forget their keys or exit their house without them. Keep your keys in your pocket even if you step out for a second and trust them to a neighbor to have immediate assistance during a house lockout.
Make lock change worth the effort
When you are having the locks replaced, make sure of two things: first, pick the right security door locks since not all locks are suitable for all homes and neighborhoods and, second, our experts in Van Nuys insist on being extra careful with lock installation.