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Winter Door Lock Problems

As the winter season arrives frost becomes an occurrence. The higher moisture levels, in the air can cause problems, with locks as water condensation finds its way and freezes. Dealing with locks can be quite frustrating. There are various techniques to thaw them out.

Heat the Key!

Sometimes when faced with a lock using a key can come in handy. You have a couple of options to warm up your key; either by using your body heat or by employing a lighter. The objective is to heat the key so that you can insert it into the lock multiple times effectively removing any ice that may be blocking it.

Use Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer has become an essential, in households and offices as a result of the pandemic. The alcohol content, in hand sanitizer is known to dissolve any ice that might have caused your lock to freeze. All you need to do is apply a dab of hand sanitizer onto your key before inserting it into the lock, which will help loosen its mechanism.

Use Warm Water

If you have a lock and you’re, in a place where warm water’s readily available you can try using it to thaw any ice. Loosen up the lock. Just pour some water gently over the lock to how we defrost windshields. When you insert your key be sure to do it a times before turning it to make sure the locks mechanics are cleared.

Be Mindful of What You Lubricate Your Locks With

While its important to lubricate locks it’s essential to be cautious, about the substances you use. Avoid using oils as they can cause buildup and create challenges, within the lock. If needed consider WD 40 as an option. However please note that WD 40 is highly flammable. Exercise caution if you’re working with any fire related methods. WD 40 can effectively lubricate the lock. Help remove any obstructions in its functioning.

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