It’s not usually at the top of our “things to do list”, but it’s an important job that should be carried out at least once a year. Well maintained door locks will provide you with better home security and will save you from having to fork out cash for locksmith repair fees in the future! It’s quick and easy – here’s how to maintain your home door locks!

 

Basic Lubrication

Any, “all purpose” oil or lubrication will do the job, but be sure never to lubricate your door locks with powder graphite, as it will do more harm than good. Simply insert the straw (which is normally supplied with lubricants such as WD40) into the lock cylinder and spray away! You may even have fun with it!

 

Lubricant will seep out of the lock so make sure you have some kitchen roll or a cloth to absorb the excess.

As you spray, you will see that the oil is discoloured with dirt. Continue to spray until the lubricant t runs clear again. This means that you have flushed all of the dirt out of the lock.

 

Dead Bolts

While you are cleaning your door locks, you may also want to lubricate your door latch and/dead bolt. Regular door lock maintenance will make your door locks work more efficiently and make your everyday life that little bit easier!