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Dec 5, 2018

Causes of Jammed Door Latches

When the door latches are jammed, there will be no privacy from usable locks again. Jammed door latches can also interfere with the security in residential and commercial places but fortunately, Top Atlanta Locksmith can provide a lasting solution to jammed door latches. Learning about the causes of jammed door latches can help you prevent such situations in the future. 

Misalignment of the strike plate

If the metal latch is simply not falling into the hole there will be friction and possible stoppage. This problem can be caused by rising air moisture that is constantly expanding in the door’s wooden frame. Sometimes the shifting foundation may be responsible for this misalignment, but the issue can be temporarily handled by simply moving the strike plate into a position where the latch of the door can fall into the hole easily. For a permanent solution, please contact Top Atlanta Locksmith to repair the door’s finishing in order to keep away moisture from causing the problem. 

Jamming of the latch

When crud continues to build up inside the lock, the rust it creates create an excess friction that can get into the moving path of the door latch. In this case, you may have to disassemble the door lock and then clean the inside with a vinegar solution that has 5% acidity. Experts will recommend that you make use of car wax simply to reseal those small indentations inside the metal mechanism of the door. Leaving the metal of the door exposed can cause future rust that can eventually cause latch jamming.

Issues with the internal parts of the lock

When there is a jammed door latch, it may probably due to the breakage of some internal mechanisms, that are quite delicate in nature. You can confirm this issue if the door latch only gets stuck when the door handle is moved- this means that the latch bolt itself has no problem but there is a problem with the mechanism that the latch is connected to. There may be a problem with the spindle of the lock, the hole in the spindle or the lock. 

The best way to handle and repair issues relating to internal mechanism causing jammed door latches is to contact a professional locksmith technician who will be able to diagnose the exact composition of the luck that has developed a problem. The professional technician must also be able to provide a much effective replacement part for the faulty part and in some cases, changing the entire lock will eliminate the need to replace any of the component parts. Top Atlanta Locksmith can provide you will a completely brand-new lock, and inspect the door itself for possible future problems, and then make recommendations on the next step to take.

You can rely on the expertise of Top Atlanta Locksmith technicians when it comes to handling latch-related issue. We do provide emergency door latch related services and all our services are budget-friendly and we will provide a non-obligatory free quote before we commence the service. 




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