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7 Common Door Lock Problems and Solutions

Different types of door locks can present different problems, but we have listed some common ones below.

Here are the Most Common Door Lock Problems:

1) Sticky Locks

If you need to jiggle your keys a few times before they catch the lock, you should consider repair or replacement before the lock completely gives way.

2) Frozen Locks

This occurs when moisture gets into a lock and the temperatures drop. Be careful trying to fix this yourself. Don’t ever force the key into a frozen lock or you will likely find yourself with a broken key. Although you can try a deicer, it pays to contact a Paragon Locksmith who is on call for emergencies 24 hours a day. We have the best solutions for frozen situations that will not cause damage to your lock or keys.

3) Misalignment

If you find that your door lock won’t latch into position, a professional adjustment may be necessary. For the best maintenance, we recommend that you have an annual lock checkup. A Paragon specialist can save you money and protect you from dangerous and uncomfortable situations.

4) Key Broke in Lock

Snapping a key in a lock is never good and can be a real problem. This is a relatively common problem. To avoid this, be careful when locking and unlocking your door.

5) Door Won’t Close Properly

If your door doesn’t shut all the way or won’t latch properly, this can make locking the door difficult. The bolt needs to align correctly with the strike plate, and the door itself has to fit properly within the frame for the lock to work right.

6) The Lock is Broken

The mechanics of the lock itself may be the problem. If this is the issue, it’s best to hire a professional locksmith like Paragon Security to help you replace the lock.

7) The Key has Trouble Inserting

This can be caused by using the wrong key. So check it is the right one before calling a locksmith for help unlocking your door. It also could be that the lock is dirty and needs to be cleaned.

Conclusion to Door Lock Problems

Door locks may be small, but they are the biggest protector of the safety and security of your home and business.

For this reason, it is essential to hire a professional locksmith when a problem arises.

Over time, you may encounter difficulty with door locks due to normal wear and tear. Keep an eye out for signs that a problem may occur.

Why Choose Paragon Security? Our commitment. We hold every interaction with every customer to the highest standard. We are extremely proud of our repeat business and utmost level of customer satisfaction.

We all have the same needs, so you can rest assured that the quality of service Paragon Security provides to you will exceed your expectations. Contact us (link) to find out how our expert staff can help you with all of your door lock problems.

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