Why isn’t my door locking?

Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our service ensures we have locksmiths in Northampton available whenever they are needed. Based in Grange Park, we are able to get to the majority of calls within 30 to 45 minutes, so you won’t be locked outside for too long. Specialising in various forms of repairs and replacements, we are the ones to call when there’s trouble.

If you are having difficulties with locking your door, whether the key is hard to turn or is stuck altogether, then it could be one of many issues. Different kinds of doors have differing reasons for this. We feel it necessary to tell you about what is common for certain models.

With wooden doors that possess dead and sash locks, one of the culprits could be warping. Terrible weather conditions including cold temperatures and lots of moisture can cause a door to warp. This prevents your locking points from meeting with the keeps, thus resulting in a door that won’t lock. Warping isn’t something to get too worried about however, as it can be rectified simply and with haste.

If your key becomes stuck in the lock, then the best thing you can do is call us immediately. Should too much force be used attempting to remove it, the key can snap within the lock cylinder. Keys are typically broken because of excessive force, but our locksmiths have the right tools and skills to resolve the issue without resorting to the same.

If it’s difficult to turn the key or it won’t go in full stop, never force it. This could cause the key to break and it’s likely that the fault lies with the lock cylinder. Debris from the cold weather might be the source, or it may be that you’re just using the incorrect key.

At TMN Locksmiths we have experience in dealing with a wide array of locks, serving clients all over Northampton. Depending on the situation, we will utilise a specific set of tools and skills to get the job done. If your locks are causing you grief, get in touch with us so that we can help.