You can always replace lost property but you cannot afford to compromise the security of your family. This is why you should never ignore damage to the locks in your home, especially those on perimeter doors. Neither should you attempt repair if you are unsure if you have the required skills, but should ask a professional locksmith service for help instead.
Here are some other instances which will require assistance from a locksmith:
If you just moved into a new property, it is best to call on a locksmith at the soonest possible time to get all the locks replaced. This is because you’d want to make sure other people will not be able to use old keys to gain access to your house anymore. If the house is pre-owned, you have no idea if there are duplicates in other people’s possession.
Door Frame Reinforcement and Lock Replacement
When you do a renovation or improvement to your home and would like to upgrade security, you might as well replace your locks. A locksmith can help implement upgrades, such as to a keyless system, for example.
That said, don’t forget to reinforce your door frames too. Some homeowners focus on replacing all the locks but forget that the door could still be easily kicked down anyway because of a weak door frame. You can get a door frame reinforced with galvanized steel to make it much stronger and resistant to forceful impacts like kicks or shoulder thrusts.
You can also add an extra layer of protection by using screen or fiberglass doors. With this, you can have a peek at who’s at the door without exposing an access point. Either that or you can add a peephole to your door so you can just peep through to see who is outside.
Sometimes, locks may act up and not function as well as they should. There may be times when all it needs is good repair to adjust or lubricate certain mechanisms for it to work properly. A locksmith can take a look at it and properly assess if the lock is something that could still be repaired or if it’s better off replaced.
Whichever the situation may be, the important thing is for you to let a professional do the job. A skilled locksmith such as those from Coastal Contract Hardware can help you with your locks and security system needs.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced locksmith serving the entire Grand Strand area, including installation and maintenance of locks, doors and security systems. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!