Regular Lock Maintenance

Need a Service?

Called to many locks recently that have failed due to corrosion and poor maintenance or being over oiled attracting dirt to stick. It does no harm to spray all latches, bolts, hooks, rollers and any other moving parts annually including bearings on sliding doors with a non stick lubricant, many cycle chain sprays are ideal as they are designed to prevent dirt from sticking.

If you’d like us to checkout your failing lock mechanism, why not give us a call on 07905 938849, or email us here.

Sash Jammers

Sash jammers are a good additional security measure for UPVC windows and doors though are pretty useless unless securely fixed into the aluminium inner profile. Some UPVC doors and windows are purely hollow plastic and impossible to gain a solid fixing for sash jammers making them pretty useless as additional security.

A few tiny test holes will confirm what is inside the profile for fixing. Aluminium profile isn’t magnetic so cannot be determined in that way either.

Contact us today for more information

Advice: Patio doors

There have been a lot of burglaries through rear patio doors recently. Ensure no keys are left on view through doors and windows and remove any garden tools, ladders or any other obvious items that could be used to gain entry left out at the rear of your property. Windows within reach locked on vent open are also vulnerable entry points.

Advice: Do you have a problematic lock

Don’t leave a problematic lock until it fails completely causing a costly lock out. Simple door and frame alignment /adjustment can take pressure off the lock parts extending the life of the mechanism. It shouldn’t be necessary to force doors, keys or handles to lock/unlock the door.