Well, we’ve made it into August and I hope you all survived the sizzling temperatures we had a couple of weeks ago. Forty degrees really was something, and I had a few call outs to locks and doors that had almost literally melted in the heat, requiring replacements. Strictly speaking, it was more buckled and warped than melted, but given the temperatures it reached, it really wasn’t far off.
Temperatures that high are thankfully very rare, although it seems we may see more of them in the future, and I may well be called out to an increasing number of heat-related breakdowns – and I’m not just talking about screaming kids on being told they’re not allowed another ice cream. Even aside from the heat, locks can need replacing for a variety of reasons and I thought I’d take the opportunity today to look at a few of those, as well as showing why calling a locksmith to change a lock can save you money and stress in the long run. I’d also like you to think about when you last changed your locks – if you can’t remember, that probably indicates in itself that it’s time for a change.Continue Reading