How to De-Ice your locks

by | Jan 31, 2019 | 2019 Posts, Uncategorised | 0 comments

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.

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