Common Problems That A Commercial Locksmith Can Fix


Problematic doors are annoying for any business's clients. Customers who visit your business will immediately notice any issues opening your doors. Therefore, ensure you fix any door lock problems for your brand's image and make your business space convenient. Here are some issues a commercial locksmith can help you resolve.

Misaligned Door Latch

A door will not operate smoothly when the latch doesn't grip the strike plate. This happens when the door latch is misaligned. You can try to adjust the strike plate to resolve this issue. If this doesn't work, call a commercial locksmith to reposition the door and align it with a new lock.

The Key Broke or Doesn't Work

If your key breaks or is stuck in the lock, you should call a commercial locksmith. In some cases, the key doesn't insert at all. One of the reasons your key breaks inside the lock is that you tried to turn it forcefully when it was stuck. You can try to remove the broken key with a pair of pliers. However, if this fails, you need to call a locksmith to get it out.

If the key doesn't work, you should ensure it is the correct key for the door lock. If you use the right key and encounter this problem, the deadbolt will likely not coordinate with the strike plate. This usually happens if you use a new key that hasn't been cut properly.

Damaged Lock Cylinder

When you insert a key in a lock, and the whole lock cylinder turns, this is a warning sign. When the cylinder turns, it disrupts the locking mechanism. This means you could either get locked out of your property or be unable to lock your property.

The cause of this problem is a loose or damaged set screw. Tightening or replacing the set screw can resolve this issue. In some cases, the locksmith has to remove the faceplate. For severe cases, the entire lock has to be disassembled.

Loose Knobs, Locks, and Handles

A door lock has many moving parts that are important for its functionality. With time, some of these parts get loose or fall apart. This is caused by normal wear and tear from daily use. If any of these components are loose, you could be locked out of your property.

Additionally, loose components make your door lock easy to pick. Therefore, it leaves your property vulnerable to burglars. Furthermore, for fire doors, loose components are a fire hazard. In case of a fire, people cannot open and unlock the fire doors. Make sure you call a locksmith regularly to inspect all your building's door locks for loose or faulty components.

To learn more, contact a commercial locksmith service in your area such as Bilco Safe & Lock, Inc.


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