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Blog January 2014

25/01/14 4:23 PM

January 2014.

Well, I suppose there’s no time like the present to start blogging.  This is a totally new concept to me so please take this into account.  The hardest thing for me to do is to write down what I think will interest you so I suppose could start with telling you some stories of what I have been getting up to and some tips on looking after your doors and windows.

Starting with two tips:

Firstly, if you drop your keys in the snow, make sure you dry them before putting them into your locks.  This is to stop the water freezing in your cylinders and seizing the mechanics.

Second tip: Never use WD40 on your locks!  WD40 is very good branded oil and extremely good at what it does, which is to penetrate seized metal to free it; it is not lubricating oil.  If you don’t believe me, read the label!  WD40 will dry up eventually and clog your locks.  Instead, use lubricating oil with PTFE.  3-in-1 spray oil or GT85 are good brands.  Silicone spray oil is also very good and something I use on all UPVC services.  WD40 has a silicone version with a straw attachment which is excellent for getting in those hard to reach places.

So, what have I been up to recently?  Unfortunately I’ve been at the aftermath scene of a couple of break-ins.  The first place was student accommodation where they left the back door open.  The thief saw some keys in the lounge and opened the student’s door and stole some items.  Please make sure you always keep your doors secured.

The last break-in I attended happened because the previous occupant still had a key to the property.  It is imperative that you change your locks when you move in to a new property.

The worst thing about these two stories is that the insurance companies will not pay out because the tenants did not secure the property.  Please call a professional locksmith for a security review and make sure your locks are changed when moving in somewhere new.

Sir Fix a Lock, the Plymouth Locksmith can help you out on all these matters.  Call me anytime for a no obligation chat…I promise I’m friendly enough :)

Paul Bushell

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2 Comments on “Blog January 2014”

  1. Wigan Locksmiths Says:

    Completely unrelated but thats a sweet van you are drving.
    Did you order the sideskirt bars or fabricate yourself?

  2. admin Says:

    Hi mate…the van was bought as it came. It’s the Sportline so all complete. It’s a wee belter 🙂 Hope you’re well. Regards, Paul

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