Even though most locks are durable, there are times when a lock does not work like it once did. Whether it’s a lock on an office door or your front door, you shouldn’t ignore these broken locks. You know the importance of an emergency locksmith service if you lock yourself out of your home or office. However, it’s just as important to call a locksmith if you have locks that no longer do their job. Here’s why.
Burglars Look for Easy Entry Points
Not all break-ins involve broken glass and breaking in forcefully. Statistics show that most burglars look for easy entry points to gain access to a home, business, or vehicle. If you have a lock on an entrance door, rear car door, or a rarely used side entrance that’s not secure, there’s always the possibility that these entry points will be the ones a burglar will use.
Broken Locks Can Lead to Further Issues
Oftentimes, a door lock will be broken but not to a point where it no longer functions. Such might be the case if parts of the lock no longer align properly. In these cases, you might want to simply keep using the lock. However, doing so can actually lead to further damage to your door and door frame, which could lead to having to fully replace the door later.
Broken locks can also do damage to your keys if you continue to use them, which could potentially leave you locked outside when the key is damaged enough that it doesn’t quite fit right.
You May Be Putting Family Members at Risk
Interior locks that have a tendency to get stuck or not open when the knob is turned and can be just as problematic. This is especially true if you have broken locks on bathroom doors that may unintentionally leave a small child or an elderly loved one stuck inside. In the case of an emergency situation, such as a fire, you’ll want all of your home’s locks to function properly so that your family can easily escape your home without struggling with broken locks or doors that won’t open.
If you do notice a lock that’s broken, Artie’s Locksmith can provide the prompt emergency locksmith service you need. Lock repair doesn’t always mean you’ll need an entirely new lock. In some cases, it may only be a few internal parts they need to replace. If you have a broken lock, look into repairing it to prevent burglary, further damage, or any other unforeseen dangers.
If you are looking for the best locksmiths in NYC, give Artie’s Locksmith a call. We offer convenient 24-hour emergency locksmith services. We also offer a full range of locksmith services. These include all locks and lock systems, intercom systems, closed-circuit TV (CCTV), buzzer systems, access control, wood, metal, and glass door installation, gates and custom ironwork, as well as commercial and residential safes. Give us a call at 1-212-243-0381. We will be happy to provide you with professional advice or a quote for service.