My Entire Cylinder Lock Turns – What Should I Do?05/08/2015 Back To Blog
Our locksmith contractor is experienced and fully-trained for work
The safety of our homes is not a game and it is definitely one of the most important things to take care of. Investing in quality locks and safety systems is of crucial importance regardless of where you live and who you are. However, sometimes, no matter how excellent a product is and no matter how great we maintain it, we may still have to face issues about it – and locksets make absolutely no exception from the rule.
A professional locksmith will be able to deal with whatever lock related problem you may have. Yet, if you don’t want to call in the pro’s just yet and if you know yourself to be good with technical things, there are certain issues you can solve at home, on your own, in a safe way too.
For instance, if your entire cylinder lock turns, it is very likely that the setscrews that were supposed to hold it in place are either completely broken or that they have become worn out. Whatever the problem may be, you should know that there are certain things you can do about this before booking a professional locksmith.
Here are the most important ones:
* If you have a regular mortise locket, start by removing the faceplate (if you have any). Locate the cylinder setscrews (there are usually 1-2 of them) and see if they are in line with the center of the entire cylinder.
* If you have a surface-mounted rim lock, start by unscrewing and removing the cover. Tighten the cylinder setscrews and then replace the cover.
* If you ever feel that these tips did not fix the issue or if you feel that you cannot disassemble your locket, it is much better to call in a locksmith. It will cost a bit more than DIY, but it will be the safest thing to do. Even more than that, you will not have to stress out over your house’s security precisely because the service of a genuinely professional locksmith is always reliable, fast, qualitative and stress-free.