Did you know that the majority of doors in the uk are of the Upvc type ? Here at Locksmiths Ormskirk we deal with these door locks on a weekly basis. Upvc Door Locks also known as Multipoint door locks can cause a few problems and some of the frequently seen problems are below.
1. Customer is unable to lock the door- Locksmiths Ormskirk will ask you to open the door and try to lock it with the door open if this works ok then the problem is with the alignment of the door with the frame keeps and not you lock.
2. Customer is unable to unlock or open the door- this indicates that the lock may have failed which means that the lock will probably need replacing once the door is opened.
3. Customer reports that the handles are just spinning around- Locksmith Ornskirk will ask you to try the handle on the otherside of the door if this is working ok then it is probably just the handles that need replacing if they are both spinning then it is the lock that has failed and needs replacing.
4. Customer cant get the key out of the lock but its locking and opening ok- This indicates that the euro cylinder will need replacing because the cam of the lock is probably mis-aligned normally due to a key being left on the inside of the door when trying to open it from the outside.
If you have any of these UPVC door lock problems then give Derek or Pam at Locksmiths Ormskirk a ring for a free no obligation quote you do not need a new door.
When youve got a Upvc Door problem can I replace the multilpoint locks myself ? Of course you can everything can be done when you know what your doing. However there are hundreds of different types and sizes and you wont be able to get them at B & Q.
Sometimes its not the lock thats the problem but the door that needs re-aligning, the phot on the left is a broken multippoint door lock, the lock itself was not broke when it was in the door it was the customer that broke the lock when getting it out of the door. this customer forced open his jammed door causing some damage to the lock then caused the rest of the damage taking the lock out of the door.
Here at Lockkeys Locksmiths Ormskirk we want our customers to save money and help them to save money with our prices, if you have a problem with a upvc door and would like advice or a free no obligation quote then give Derek or Pam a ring on 07967 778940 we are here to help our customers because without them we wouldnt be here.
All the above are problems with Upvc Door some can be solved before its too late and without the need to replace your upvc door lock, the secret to this is to ask advice before its too late, if a door drops a bit it can cause you to put more pressure on the handles to lock the door which then puts pressure on the lock because you have to force it into position to make it lock.
If it carries on then a couple of things will happen, the handles wil break as in the picture and secondly if your unlucky the door will lock into position and you wont be able to unlock the door because the door lock fails.
Whatever the problem give Locksmiths Ormskirk a ring on 07967 778940 we offer free advice and if required will provide you with a free no obligation quote.
Just like other businesses lock manufacturers sometimes change their designs of lock and this means on occasions that your door lock may be obsolete in that its not made anymore, however before you buy another door give Derek at Locksmith Ormskirk a ring on 07967 778940 we can often source older locks or when we cant can often suggest another replacement providing a similar level of security.
Here at Locksmiths Ormskirk 07967 778940 we are working on upvc doors for over 70% of the time and part of this work is re-aligning doors, his is becuase more often than not its a lock has failed because the door has dropped. Howver not all upvc door hinges are adjustable and in this case you may have to adjust the door keeps to accomodate the lock.
Adjusting the door using upvc hinges is not easy for someone who has no experience or knowledge and could make things worse,
If you think your doors dropped and its needs adjusting then give Derek or Pam your Ormskirk Locksmiths a ring on 07967 778940 explain he problem and we will provide you with a no obligation quote.