Browsing around the internet, you can find article after article after article explaining how you can do lock repair and installation at home. If you’re particularly handy, this may, in fact, be possible, but for most of us, the idea of messing with our home’s security is a frightening one. There’s also the issue of quickness – a professional locksmith, like one from GTA Lockman, can do in a few minutes what might take an untrained person days to do. Here are some other basic reasons why your door security is best left to the professionals.
Tools of the Trade
A professional locksmith will have all the appropriate tools needed to ensure your door lock repair or installation is done in the fastest and easiest way possible. Using the wrong tools when attempting to fix your own door locks can result in just damaging them more – they can be quite delicate pieces of hardware, at times. Improperly repaired or installed locks also do not provide the same amount of security as properly managed locks will.
Advanced Lock Systems
Most “how-to” guides will cover only the most basic pin-and-tumbler locks. Modern locks, and anything more advanced than the most bargain-basement budget models, often have advanced locking and security systems which makes repairing them more complicated. A professional locksmith will have the proper training needed to deal with all sorts of technology, allowing them to quickly and accurately determine the cause of your problems and propose effective, cheap fixes. No online guide can cover the entire range of locks and locking mechanisms, or have anywhere near the amount of experience or range of problems seen by a professional locksmith.
When to Repair and When to Replace
Without the proper knowledge, you may not know when to repair and when to replace your lock. Some cases are easy – minor damage should be repaired, and major damage should be replaced. But when it falls in between those extremes, it can be hard to gauge just where the line between repair and replacement actually is. A professional locksmith will be able to judge if a moderately damaged lock can be repaired and restored, or if a new lock will be required.