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What Do You Do When Your Lock Won’t Open

One of the worst things that can happen to you is to lose access to your home, because your lock won’t open. If a lock won’t open, there are a number of different possible reasons why this may be. One of the most common reasons for a lock not opening is due to the lock being old and weak. 

This is something you should never have to worry about with modern locks. However, sometimes locks do become weak over time and need to be replaced. If this is the case, there are a few different options you have when trying to get into your house. The first thing you should do is try using a credit card or other type of “pick” to see if you can force the lock open. If this doesn’t work, then you will need to contact a locksmith. 

Of course, it’s much better to avoid this situation in the first place by making sure all your locks are in good shape. This is especially true for exterior locks like those on your door. You should make sure all your exterior locks are tight and don’t have any visible signs of wear or damage. Also, you should make sure all your deadbolts and handles are in good condition and that all your door pins are fully inserted. 

The second thing you should do if a lock won’t open is to use an adjustable wrench (or similar type tool) to “back-off” the internal mechanism of the lock so it will move freely again. Sometimes, when a lock won’t open, it is because the internal mechanism has become “locked-up” due to corrosion or other types of buildup. By using an adjustable wrench to back-off this mechanism, you will be able to get the lock to operate properly again. 

If these two steps don’t work, then you will need to contact a locksmith. In fact, if you are not too handy with tools and would rather gain access back to your house as fast and as safely as possible, then contact Locks Around The Clock. If you live in Indio or nearby areas, we can send one of our expert licensed mobile locksmiths to your location in an hour or so. You can gain access back to your house, and our services are affordable. So don’t forget to put us on your speed dial. You never know when you’ll need the services of a mobile locksmith.