Hi again, everyone!
Today I want to talk to you about the changing temperature (YAY, summer's here) and how that can, and invariably does, impact your uPVC & multipoint locking systems on doors & windows.
So, as the temperature outside changes, metals, wood & uPVC both swell and contract. Once you figure in humidity, you've a veritable cornucopia of movement. Locks are actually quite complex pieces of engineering, even a slight shift in the position of a door for instance, will likely render the lock useless. Often this happens after a period of extreme weather temperatures, our recent visit from the #BeastFromTheEast and the sub-zero climes that it brought were definitely responsible for an increase in gearbox & mech (the internals of your multipoint locking door) failures.
What can you do to insure against this happening?
In conclusion, there are several ways to avoid a crisis locksmith call-out. To keep you both safe & issue free, be sure to follow Key Change's above advice, and if you're lucky we will never need to meet :D
Good Morning Sussex :D Summer is almost here.. WOOHOOOOO
But, on a serious note. I want to talk about locking yourself out & calling a locksmith, but then you manage to gain entry before the locksmith arrives. It's ok, we get it. This does happen, and tbh there's no hard feelings. BUT,, we'd massively appreciate if you could just call us and let us know! Here at Key Change we do not charge a call-out fee, so to cancel before we arrive doesn't cost you anything!
Most ppl do call and let us know we're no longer needed. Although the odd person has been known to just hide behind the couch instead, lol :O
It really is just common courtesy to let the person know who's en-route to rescue you ~ that they're no longer needed!!
Thankfully most of our customers do make that call!!
Is everyone ready to get stuck back into work? We had a nice rest, along with a largish potion of chocolate!
Haha, the Easter period is a favourite of the Harris's. My nephew is now old enough to realise that chocolate is wonderful, and Easter means Chocolate!! He got a ChockyWockyDooDah dinosaur (I know, not a bunny!), along with our competition winner Elizabeth Kelly who got the much sought after box of 6 eggs again from ChockyWockyDooDah :D
All-in-all it was a fun bank holiday weekend! Now it's time to get back to it though, so any of you out there reading this who needs their locks sorting out. Call us up ~ mentioning this blog and we will give you a massive 15% off any labour charges.