When you are a homeowner it goes without saying that at some point you are going to need the door locks changing at your property. There is a multitude of reasons that you may require your door locks changing, just a few include:
- Recently moved to a new house and you want to make sure you are the only one with a copy of the keys.
- Your locks need upgrading to meet current insurance minimum requirements.
- Locks are old or damaged.
- You have lost or had the keys stolen to your property.
In most cases if you find yourself in one of these situations the first thing you do is contact a locksmith to come and change or upgrade the door locks. With this said there are some people that think they can save themselves a bit of money by completing the work themselves.
Unfortunately, changing a lock is not as simple as watching a few videos online and following the steps. The first thing you have to do is chose the correct lock for your door ensuring it meets the current British Standard, then you need to remove the old lock and securely fit the new lock. If you don’t get a lock for your door that meets the current BS3621 or TS007 for uPVC doors then your insurance company could refuse to pay out on any claims made in the event of a break-in.
Why You Should Get A Locksmith to Change Your Door Locks
Firstly, not every lock is the same shape and size, so the correct tools and a certain level of joinery skills are needed to correctly instal and new door lock. If you don’t have the right tools and knowledge for the job then the chances are you will end up causing more damage, and in most cases having to call out a locksmith to come and fit the lock and make any necessary repairs which can end up costing a lot more than if you called out a locksmith in the first place!
Really, the best thing to do when it come to having your door locks, replaced, repaired, or upgraded you should leave it to the professionals. It will save you time and money having the job done correctly for the start as well as giving you the piece of mind that the door locks have been changed correctly and your home is safe and secure.
If you need a reliable local locksmith to come and change your door locks, then contact Pontefract Locksmith Solutions today – 01924 637498