Leaving your keys inside an accidentally locked car or house happens during the most inopportune times. You’re running late for a meeting when you remembered something that you forgot at home. You get out of the car, only to realize that you left the car keys in the ignition.
Or, you might be carrying a pile of groceries when it dawned on you that you do not have your house keys. A quick search of your windows from the outside made you see that the keys are on top of the kitchen counter, exactly where you left them. For these instances, it is possible that you do not have a spare set of keys with you – so you need to disable the lock of your front door.
No matter what circumstances led to your need to change the front door locks, it is fortunately an easy enough task to accomplish yourself. Here are a few steps that you can follow:
Take the old lock to the hardware store and ask for an exact model as replacement
Let’s say that you already disabled the old lock for you to get inside your house. Take the old lock to the hardware store and ask for an exact model as replacement. This way, you would not have to put screws on different parts of the door because the replacement locks fits neatly on the holes from the old lock.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how the new lock can be installed
Next, follow the manual so that you can install the new lock. If you want, you can seek the help of a professional locksmith who can install the lock for you – and recommend adding new locks if necessary so that the security inside your home can be beefed up.
Test the door after installing to make sure that it can be locked and unlocked properly
Finally, make sure that the door can be secured properly after replacing the locks. The security of your home should never be compromised so the minute that you have problems with your front door, make sure to replace it right away.