If you’re reading this, you’re probably late for something, or otherwise in a rush so we’ll get straight to it.
This trick is for cylindrical based locks only, not mortice locks. Mortice locks are often referred to as ‘Chubb’ locks.
- Pour a full glass of warm (not scalding) water slowly over the lock and the surrounding area.
- Carefully try and insert the key, if it doesn’t insert easily, repeat with the warm water.
- One you have removed the lock, remember that the water could quickly freeze again, so carefully spray a good quality lock lubricant into the keyhole, and the surrounding lock mechanism to disperse the water.
We always recommend that a spot of lock lubricant is applied to locks before a cold spell. This helps prevent the freezing.
We always stock a good supply of lock lubricant, so call in to our trade counter if you require some.