5 Myths You Shouldn't Believe When It Comes to McKinney Lock Repair

5 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe When It Comes to McKinney Lock Repair

Posted on June 4, 2020 by A-1

Some myths are easy to distinguish from reality. For example, not many of us think that a minotaur really lived at the center of a labyrinth designed by the architect and his son. Or that the same son (Icarus) once flew too close to the sun and had the wax in his wings melt away. Lock repair myths, however, aren’t as easy to identify.

Have you been told that any lock can be repaired? Or that you can remove a broken key with a magnet? Or that all locksmith companies in McKinney are the same? Let’s debunk these myths and others related to McKinney lock repair.

Myth #1: All locks can be repaired.

Not everything is repairable. As a business owner, you should be able to easily identify this as a myth. Sometimes, items or equipment in your McKinney business simply need to be replaced. The same goes for your locks. A good locksmith will be honest about whether a lock can be repaired or not.

Myth #2: A broken key in a lock is an easy fix.

Business owners might think they can save a buck by attempting a DIY lock repair fix, but broken keys are a little more problematic than you might think. Ignore claims that you can remove broken keys with a magnet or superglue, as many keys are made of brass (so they aren’t magnetic) and locking mechanisms keep the broken key firmly in place. Also, glue could permanently damage the lock.

Myth #3: Most locks are under warranty.

While many good locksmith companies offer warranties for locks and other services, these expire over time. Some locksmiths or lock companies don’t even offer warranties. For this myth, make sure you ask around before making assumptions.

Myth #4: McKinney is safe, so I don’t even need to repair my locks.

McKinney may have been No. 56 in the list of safest cities in Texas in 2019, but don’t let that put you too much at ease. There are still almost 2,000 property crimes in McKinney each year, according to NeighborhoodScout. Thieves will always be more inclined to steal from a business that isn’t properly secured.

Myth #5: All locksmith repair companies are the same.

Not all commercial locksmiths are insured, nor do all have the same level of experience, guarantees or reviews. Professional partnerships are important as well. Your McKinney business isn’t the same as other companies in your industry and locksmith companies also have important distinguishing factors you should be aware of as a prepared consumer.

When it comes to McKinney lock repair, trust the team at A-1 Locksmith. Give us a call at 972-284-7500 to discuss improving the security at your commercial business.

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