Do you have old or deteriorating locks, but aren’t sure if they can be repaired or if they need to be replaced? Here are 4 common signs that it’s time to replace your locks:
- Your keys don’t work anymore.
When your keys suddenly stop working with the lock and you cannot engage/disengage the lock with the key, that could be a sign that it’s time to replace your locks.
- The door can be pushed open, even when the door is locked.
If you have closed your door or engaged your locks using a key (or from the inside), but you are able to push to door open without turning the knob/handle you need to replace the locks. This means that even if you lock your doors, someone could still gain access.
- The deadbolt, handle, or knob is falling off.
If your locks are falling of of the door, this is a clear sign that they must be replaced. It may be possible for a locksmith to repair the lock if this happens, but it is highly probable that it will break again. It is more cost effective in the long run to completely replace the lock than to repair it over and over again.
- You want to upgrade your home security.
If you have locks older than 5 years old, and are looking to upgrade your security, replacing the locks is a great place to start. With modern technology, there are locks that operate with keypads, with fingerprint scanners, or even with your phone’s Bluetooth.
Replacing your locks doesn’t need to be a confusing ordeal! With the help of LockBusters VA, you can have your locks quickly and professionally replaced at an affordable price. Our certified locksmiths can evaluate your locks, provide the exact price to replace or repair them, and explain the process as they work. Fill out the form on our “Find a Locksmith” page to get a free virtual estimate, or give us a call at 571-248-7392 to speak with an associate directly!