DIY Lock Repair, Licensed Locksmith Tips Part II
How to change the cylinder in the lock yourself
Already at the first sign of a problem, that is, when the key is rotated or it is turning tight, it is important to call a specialist who will upgrade the system with minimal cost.
With him, the master brings several options for locks and grubs of any price category, and is able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Important points for replacing a cylinder with a specialist
When the whole problem with the lock can be solved by replacing the cylinder, it will not take a long time for a specialist with experience and skills. He will need, as a rule, less than half an hour to bring your locking mechanism into working condition.
Everything will be done as quickly as possible, if during a specialist’s call you can provide him with a photo of the lock and explain the essence of the problem. Then he will arrive at the place with all the necessary components and an action plan. Masters come to call at the time agreed upon with the customer, and this is another convenience.
Repair of the Lock's cylinder
Not in every case of breakage of a lock with a replaceable mask it must be changed. And only the master can determine whether it can be put in order and used. It depends on the quality of the mechanisms, and on the manufacturing company.
In a low-quality lock, there are many malfunctions, among which the most frequent breakdown can be considered a kink or loss of small parts, as well as a complete system lock. By purchasing a high-quality model, you guarantee yourself it’s long operation without the need for repair.
Remember that when you call the locksmith, it is important to explain the problem as accurately as possible and, if there is such a need, take a photo. Repair or change the cylinder, he decides already in place, but will be ready for any situation. You are required to accurately answer his questions.