Do Keys Get Sick?01/01/2014 Back To Blog
People have the habit of taking some things for granted and they constantly forget that this attitude will be on their expense at a later stage. They use tens of different keys daily to open and lock doors, drawers, trunks or briefcases and never occur to them that these little objects may get tired of the hard work and need to be replaced. In fact, key replacement is recommended by all experts of Locksmith Rialto as a precaution measure for the avoidance an emergency car lockout due to a broken key.
Keys do get 'sick' over the years. They may get rusty even earlier if they are not kept in a clean space and get wet often. As a consequence, you will try to fit the key into the lock one day, but the key will not go in or break half way in. This can be of great inconvenience, especially if you are dealing with the ignition car key and you will have to retrieve the broken piece with tweezers or any other tool.
Keys may also age earlier due to various distortions and excessive dirt. That's why it is recommended to keep them in a safe and neat place. Though, the best things you can do are inspecting their condition often and proceed with key repair often.
What are the consequences of sick keys?
They will betray your trust one day by locking you out of your office, car or home and that would happen because they will break or simply won't turn inside the lock. Consequently, you will have trouble getting into your home or keeping your appointment with your boss. If kids or pets are locked inside the car, the situation would be tragic because it won't be easy to unlock the door and get them out. The consequences may range from bitter and unfortunate to tragic and that's why you must take matters into your hands beforehand and prevent their sickness by having keys and locks replaced in advance.