Mailbox Lock Change/Replace Moving to a new location may be both frightening and thrilling, and there are numerous safety concerns to consider. If you recently moved into a new home or apartment, you should change your mailbox locks. Someone you don’t know could still have the keys to this mailbox. You could have jeopardized security without even realizing it. On top of that, mailboxes, as outside items, wear down quickly. The air has become unsuitable for the metal machinery inside over time. Rust is caused by humidity, and salt corrodes metal. Extreme heat can deform keyholes, while extreme cold is also bad for metal. Locks do not endure forever, no matter what environment you are in, and you must maintain your locks.
This terrible reality is why, if you feel that your locks aren’t as functional as they once were, it’s a smart idea to get a residential mailbox lock change. If you do not properly maintain your locks, you may find yourself locked out of your mailbox. Losing access to important mail is terrible, and you should take precautions to avoid this happening to you.
BOB Locksmiths can assist you with a mailbox change at your home. We can properly change the locks on your new mailbox. If you have a lock problem, our locksmiths will inspect your mailbox to determine if a lock change is required.
There are a few signs that you need to update your residential mailbox. If you have recently moved into a new home or apartment, or if you are evicting a previous tenant, now is a good time to update all of your locks. Someone could have the mailbox key and access to your mail at any time. Keys can change hands and be misplaced. Even if you believe you know where all of the old mailbox keys are and who owns them, you may be mistaken. After all, it is most definitely better to be safe than sorry.
There are also certain physical indicators to look for to determine if you require a residential mailbox change. Keep an eye on how the lock is functioning. Every stage of the locking and unlocking procedure should be quick and painless. Having any troubles generally signifies a problem that will eventually grow until a locksmith can solve it. How easily does the key fit into the keyhole? If the process is difficult or sticky, there could be a problem with the hole or the key itself. Perhaps salt in the air wore the metal down, or heat deformed the key or keyhole to the point where they were no longer the same shape. It’s also conceivable that something on the inside is clogging the lock. You may have difficulty twisting the lock, indicating a problem with the interior systems. Perhaps the cylinder is damaged or rusted on the inside. It’s possible that one of the pins is obstructing the path since it no longer fits tightly in the key. Dust may also accumulate on the pins or cylinder, limiting movement.
Another sign of lock health is how easy it is to remove the key from the keyhole. It could be one of several issues if it slides in easily but gets caught on the way out. Perhaps the mechanism is clogged with dust, the metal is deformed, or any of the other previously mentioned issues.
If you are unsure whether to change your mailbox lock or how to proceed, reach out to BOB Locksmith and will assist you every step of the process.