Your doors and windows can warp or shrink over time. This is due to many factors like moisture & exposure to hot or cold weather. This can explain why your locks don’t line up or lock properly when they used to before. This can leave your home open to intruders.
This is a Safety Task!
During the year, doors can warp or shrink, which causes locks to not lock properly. This leaves your house open to intruders. It’s imperative to make sure that your household’s exits and entrances are secure.
HomeManager classifies this as an Insurance Task!
Tasks can be done by: Homeowner, Handyman, or Locksmith
Time to inspect locks on all doors and windows!
Step 1 – Inspect doors & windows
- Push or pull the door when it’s locked to make sure the locking bolt catches and does not open. Tighten any loose screws for the lock body, deadbolt, and/or striker plate. Ensure window latches operate properly
- If other people in your household want to help with this task, send them outside to ensure that there is no way they can get in.
Step 2 – Maintain problem areas
- If there is something wrong with your locks, you should have a professional come out to have them repaired asap
This is how you inspect locks on all doors and windows! An easy task that can be done twice a year & will ultimately help keep you and your family safe!
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