Like most things in life your deadbolt lock on your entry doors will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. So before you get locked out of your home do a little maintenance on your lock.
If you notice the lock starting to stick or be hard to turn, you will want to first lubricate the lock and spin the key a few times to work it in. If there are still issues, consider replacing the lock.
Types of lubricants
- White lithium grease is a thicker grease that repels water, which can cause rust and corrosion. It clings to the places where you use it and holds up to harsh conditions, such as rain and snow. It is designed to work on metal parts, such as hinges and latches.
- WD-40 is a lubricant used for many household items as well as car parts. It is designed for light-duty lubrication or to unstick areas. It can help remove rust on car hinges and latches.
- Silicone spray is gentler and lubricates areas that contain non-metal parts. It is safe for use on nylon, plastic and other materials. Use it for light lubrication.
- Graphite lubricant is the choice for locks because it doesn’t attract dust and dirt, which can damage the locking mechanism.Great advice from yourmechanic.com
Changing a deadbolt lock is a simple DIY project, the only tool you should need a couple of house hold tools.
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