Two Reasons to Regularly Lubricate the Door Locks of Your Commercial Building


It is important to spritz some lubricant into the locks of your commercial building regularly. Read on to find out why.

To avoid getting locked out

Getting locked out of your business premises can be a nightmare, particularly if it happens just before an important meeting or when you are expecting a delivery of stock. Unfortunately, this is more likely to happen if you don't lubricate the door locks on your premises on a regular basis. Locks contain moving parts, some of which come into contact with one another each time the lock is opened or closed. If these moving components are not periodically lubricated to prevent friction, the contact between them when the lock is used could cause them to become abraded. Eventually, this may change their shape in such a way that the key may no longer fit neatly through the opening between these components.

If this happens, one of two issues could occur that may lead to you being locked out. You might, for instance, find that you have to turn the key in a very forceful manner in order to get it to unlock the door. This could then result in the key breaking inside the lock. Alternatively, the shape of the lock's abraded components may be so drastically altered that the key does not fit at all.

To reduce how frequently you need to replace your locks

Door locks deteriorate over time; this deterioration can make it easier for criminals to break them open. Because of this, quite a lot of commercial locksmiths recommend that business owners replace the locks on their premises once every few years. While this is a worthwhile expense, you should do what you can to save money by maintaining your current locks. Unfortunately, if you fail to lubricate your locks, you may find yourself having no other choice but to get them replaced prematurely. Locks which are not lubricated can rust due to the fact that rust usually spreads rapidly after it develops and can compromise the functionality of a lock. The presence of rust usually means that a lock needs to be removed and that a new one needs to be fitted in its place.

If you want to avoid having to pay this type of bill too often, you should apply lubricant to all of the accessible areas of your building's locks. This protective coating will shield the locks from rust-inducing moisture. Talk to commercial locksmiths in your area to learn more about how to preserve your current locks and keep your premises secure.


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