DIY Lock Repair, Licensed Locksmith Tips Part I
How to change the cylinder in the lock yourself
If a person is not a specialist in the repair and installation of locks, then the simplest task will seem to him difficult and impossible. Replacing the cylinder, which is a simple job for the master, is not understood at all by an outsider, and raises many questions.
First of all, is it possible to disassemble the locking system in part or does it need to be removed and disassembled completely? What tools will be needed for this and how to use them correctly? If the lock is broken, how to change the cylinder in the lock yourself, and is it possible to replace the cylinder with the same one, but from a different manufacturer? And it is important to know the answers to all these questions before starting the repair work, otherwise the wizard will still have to be called, but there may be more problems with the locking system.
In addition, there is one of the main questions on how to open a door with a broken lock. If this is not done professionally, then most likely it will be necessary to change not only the lock completely, but also the door itself. The fact that when observing the work of the master seems simple is actually due to his knowledge, experience and professionalism.
So it is better to provide work to a professional who can urgently come to the call and help with opening the door and replacing the cylinder in the case when the lock allows you to perform such work. Turning to a specialist immediately when a problem occurs, you will eventually save time and money. Therefore, look for a company that has long existed in the market and has good reviews.
The nuances of opening the door
Of course, the replacement of the cylinder is possible after opening the door, which may be needed for many reasons. If you just slammed the door, and the keys are inside the apartment or house, the lock or bolt stuck, the keys are lost or broken – in all cases you will need to professionally open the door, and then repair the lock.
A specialist is able to remove the lock in such a way that it remains intact and retains its functionality. If this is not possible, the customer is warned about this, and he will be able to decide on further actions. As a rule, positive, since any professional will give the same answer.
Contacting a specialist is important already because he works with a professional set of tools, which allows you to remove the lock without compromising the door. He has quality components and materials that he uses.