Slamming door to lock it?
If you are constantly slamming a door to get it to lock properly, one of the causes could be that the lock bolt needs lubricating.
Metal-on-metal friction prevents the latch from passing smoothly into the lock-keep (strike).
It is so easy to remedy this particular problem. A quick spray of WD-40 (if you haven’t got any, a bit of butter will do) on the bolt to cure it.
You won’t believe the number of times I get called out for this. The customer has been slamming the door for so long that the frame-fixings have loosened and sometimes the bolt is bent. The main entrance door to a block of flats I visited recently was just being left open due to this problem and resulted in one of the flats being burgled.
A small can of WD-40 is a must in all store cupboards/garages/toolboxes.
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If you already tried WD-40 or butter and this didn’t remedy the problem, then simply contact us and we will be happy to solve the problem for you once and for all.