Door Won't Lock
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Door Won't Lock

If you are unable to access your property or your door won’t lock, call Banham on 020 7622 5151 for a quote or locksmith callout. Read on for our guide on doors that won’t lock and how to book a free survey.

What should you do if your door won’t lock?

Some small steps can be taken to attempt fixing minor issues such as lubricating your lock. However, we always recommend hiring a professional, accredited locksmith to determine the problem. A door that won’t lock can leave your home or property vulnerable to intruders. Broken locks should be fixed as soon as possible.

Our trained, vetted and insured locksmiths are available 24/7.

What causes a door to stop locking?

There are a range of issues that can prevent your door from locking or operating properly and it can be difficult to determine the problem without a professional opinion. It’s always best to call an accredited locksmith rather than attempting to repair it yourself. Enlisting the services of a professional locksmith means they can double-check your door lock, ensure it’s properly maintained, and pick up on any other issues that may be causing the door to stop locking.

Issues your locksmith may identify:

    • Warping

    • Fluctuating weather conditions can sometimes cause front doors and their frames to warp. This can stop the locking points from engaging, and therefore the door from locking.
    • Seized lock

    • A build-up of dirt or grime in the locking mechanism can cause a lock to seize.
    • Worn lock

    • Locks can become worn over time if they are not maintained. In these cases, the lock will need replacing.
    • Damaged key

    • Door locks go hand in hand with the keys that match them, so if a key has been damaged, it won’t be able to lock or unlock your door.
    • Loose doorknob

    • A loose doorknob could be the reason your door won’t lock anymore, especially if the spindle is worn out and needs replacing.

A professional locksmith will be able to identify the problem and provide expert advice on how to fix it. Banham’s 24/7, 365, locksmiths are DBS checked, bonded and insured and provide a professional service. They are also able to replace any lock, not just Banham locks.

Book a free, no obligation survey to determine and resolve the issue with your lock.

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