uPVC Lock Repairs | Millennium Locksmiths
Locks are a vital part of our home’s security, and it can be a scary situation to be in when they stop working. Unfortunately, as reliable as they usually are, uPVC locks can wear over time. This causes damage that leads to parts failing. Regarding your door, there could be a range of reasons why your uPVC lock isn’t working. uPVC locks are made up of hundreds of individual components. These are all essential to the function and operation of the lock. If you think our uPVC lock needs repair, it’s worth asking the opinion of a professional locksmith.
When your lock starts to fail, it can lead to various symptoms ranging from being unable to open your door or even locking yourself out! There are two main types of locks: mortice and rim cylinders (the mortice has two components – the cylinder and the latch). The rim cylinder is attached to the door edge with spindle bolts, and the mortice is fitted into a hole in your door frame and secured by tumbler pins inside its casing. Both these types use keys that fit into their respective keyways.
Please look at our page on uPVC Lock Repairs for more information.
uPVC lock repairs are common in UK homes as they’re affordable and easy to install the type of lock. uPVC locks are made from hard plastic and are usually found on the door. They’re often used with other locks, such as mortice deadbolts or rim cylinders, but they can also be used independently. uPVC locks come in many different colours and finishes, so you can choose one that fits your home’s decor.
If you’ve got a uPVC lock that needs repairing, you don’t need to replace it completely; we can fix any part of the mechanism for you instead. Likewise, if there’s a problem with the lock itself or perhaps just one of its components, we can repair it for you quickly and at an affordable price.
If you’re unsure whether or not your uPVC lock needs repair, call us today, and we’ll tell you over the phone whether or not it needs fixing up.
A worn uPVC lock can break at any time. Wear happens gradually, so it’s only a matter of time before an old lock stops working. You could be experiencing a range of common uPVC lock problems. To better understand your issue, you can categorise your issue using the short guide below:
Some common cases that we’re used to fixing:
Jammed door lock
Your door lock won’t turn when the Key is inserted into the lock. Your lock might work if you insert your Key and jiggle it, but this isn’t a safe lock. This is a clear sign of a worn/soon-to-be broken lock.
If you have a jammed door lock, you should try to fix it right away. You will find many reasons why your lock can get jammed. One of the most common causes is that the pins inside the lock had broken. This can cause problems when turning the Key to unlock or open your door.
If this happens to you, it may be time to replace the lock on your car or home. However, if you don’t have time or money to replace your old lock, you can use simple tools and techniques to repair it yourself.
Repairing a jammed door lock is not as difficult as most people think. All you need is a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and some WD-40 or similar lubricant for metal parts to turn quickly when unlocked by turning the keys in them.
The door won’t lock
If your door won’t lock, it’s either because the Key doesn’t fit into the lock or it’s not turning. Double-check that you’re using the right Key if you can insert it into the lock, but it won’t turn. If you’re sure it is, something may block the Key’s path as it turns in the lock. This could be dirt or other debris lodged between the tumblers.
If you can’t get your Key to turn, there may be something wrong with the lock or one of its internal components. Again, you’ll need to remove any exterior trim to understand better what might be causing this issue.
The door lock is broken.
The most common issue with door locks is that the Key will not turn in the lock. Several different things can cause this, but it is most likely that the cylinder itself is broken or bent. If this is the case, you must replace your door lock entirely.
If you have tried replacing your cylinder but still experience difficulty locking and unlocking your door, you can try a few other things.
Ensure that all your keyholes are clear of debris or obstructions that may prevent them from working correctly. Ensure no other locks on your door may interfere with your new cylinder when installed. Ensure that nothing isn’t anything blocking any part of your lock from functioning correctly (i.e., something under the door).
The Key snapped off in the lock.
This can happen when your keys start to wear over time. This one isn’t too common with new keys, but it can happen if you trip and catch the Key while in the door; it can snap and leave the lock useless. Again, this is a simple repair but does require special tools to remove the Key.
The handle is broken – Your handle has either come off the lock or is still connected but doesn’t do anything. This can be a sign of a broken uPVC door lock mechanism.
This is hard to explain to those who have never had the issue. However, those with this issue will know how it feels as the mechanism feels “sticky” when in use. This can be a sign of a broken mechanism that needs repair.
Professional uPVC lock repairs:
uPVC door locks are an integral part of your home’s security. They’re the first line of defence against intruders and burglars, so they must always be in tip-top shape.
If you’ve noticed that your uPVC door lock is showing signs of wear and tear, or if there’s been a break-in at your property and you suspect that the lock may have been compromised, it’s time to get in touch with our team at Millennium Locksmiths! We specialise in uPVC door lock repairs and can provide a cost-effective solution for repairing or replacing your lock.
As with our services, we take the same committed approach to uPVC lock repair as any repair. We work with high-quality suppliers to ensure our parts meet a manufacturer’s standard. Locks are a vital cog in the machine that is our property’s security. You must provide the safety of your home is prioritised. Contact Millennium Locksmith today if you have a worn uPVC lock that needs looking at. Please review our information page to learn more about our uPVC Door Lock Repairs service.