Kindly, with all respect to all the capable tradespersons and all rounder people out there, attempting to repair and replace your one lock, specifically a commercial lock or a present day residential lock, put you and your family at risk and any accident can happen.
There are numerous issues related to security that you should consider and most importantly by repairing lock by yourself you put your family safety at risk. You might encounter some expensive issues while repairing lock by yourself. Here are some of the risks that are associated with repairing your lock by yourself –
You won’t know which lock will be perfect
How will you know which lock will be perfect form restricting burglars from entering your home? You are not aware of – the correct type of lock you need, right size of lock or the lock is appropriate according to your insurance requirements. Professional locksmiths have all this knowledge and much more than you think. You lack this knowledge and repairing lock on your own put your’s and your family’s security at risk.
Risks of break-ins because of ill-fitted locks
You might not be able to fit the lock perfectly. The problem with ill-fitted lock, which can be ignored, is it provides you bogus feel of security. The lock will be working flawlessly, as it should be, but within there can be an inactive spring or loose bolt which a burglar can easily exploit to enter your home. You will be amazed that the lock was broken and the fault that was present inside is exposed late. So, to avoid the risk of break-ins it is advised to hire a professional locksmith to fit the lock.
Repairing or replacing door locks is not simple as it appears in the blogs and videos present on the internet. Without any skills and experience of repairing or installing lock, a person can cause unnecessary damage to the door, door frames, and windows or increase the amount of damage to the lock. And also repairing locks on your own can lead you towards expensive issues.
Compromise with the security
Obviously, this is the main reason behind why you should immediately drop the idea of repairing door lock on your own. Just think about if you missed nay thing while repairing the door lock or you might not be able to fix it up to the level of a locksmith. What if a burglar enters your house because of your inability to repair the lock correctly? So, compromising with the security of your family and home is not a great idea. So hiring a professional and reliable locksmith is great.
Lack of professional tools
You are not a professional; you won’t have tools that are required to repair or replace the door lock. If you chose to repair the lock by yourself for saving the cost of hiring a locksmith you will have to buy the tools. Professional locksmiths have all the required tools. So it is better to have a professional locksmith and you won’t be concerned about the security if a locksmith fixes your lock.