When you lose the key to a locked device that you own or the locking mechanism seems to fail, your first instinct might be to throw out the device if there's little reason to keep it and simply replace it. While doing so might be quick and easy, it can also be costly — especially if the device in question is expensive to replace. And, throwing these items into the landfill can also be a concern environmentally. You may wish to explore the alternative of seeking out a residential locksmith in your community who can repair and replace all manners of locks that you may own. Describe your issue, book a service call, and you may soon have your old item with a new key and lock. Here are some devices to treat in this manner:
Not every homeowner has a locking mailbox, but you may have this type of device affixed to the wall on the exterior of your home. Whether you've lost the key or the lock has broken, you might be ready to replace this mailbox. However, this shouldn't be necessary. A locksmith who specializes in residential work will be able to install a new, functional lock in the mailbox and give you multiple keys so that you'll be good to go from now on.
A household safe is a critical device for storing your valuables. When the lock fails or you lose the key, you don't need to replace this item. Instead, a locksmith can replace the lock for significantly less than you might pay for an entire new safe. This is especially valuable if you haven't been able to get into the safe; in this case, you won't want to throw it out, but you won't know how to proceed — until a locksmith can provide the solution to your problem.
If you have a desk or a filing cabinet with locking drawers that you can no longer open, these pieces of furniture will have minimal value to you. Some people will automatically think about using to pry bar to force open the locked drawers, retrieve their items, and get rid of the furniture in favor of new items. All this work is much more labor intensive than calling a residential locksmith who can open up the drawers, replace the problematic locks, and allow you to keep these essential items of your home office.
Contact a company like Bob's Lock & Key for more information and assistance.Share
21 July 2017
My name is Michelle Landon. When I was a little girl, I loved helping my mother and grandmother in the garden. My passion for gardening grew, and in my adult years, it became my number one hobby. I have lived in apartments and mastered the art of having container gardens. I now have over an acre of land and can grow just about anything. My dream was to one day have a greenhouse and be able to grow all the flowers my heart desired. Six years ago I got my first small greenhouse and was able to start bringing my gardening dream to fruition. Today I have two greenhouses and working in them is even better than I imagined. I would like to share my greenhouse gardening experiences with you.