We often neglect to pay attention to problems with or caused by the door knob. We take for granted that the door knob will last for long and our attention falls on the lock mechanism. Most certainly, problems with the mechanism are vital and require your attention but don't forget that door lock repair should also include issues related to the door knob. After all, external doors might have a twisting or push button on the inside part but also the keyhole at the outer side. If you move to a new house or suspect that someone else has your home keys, replacing the door knob and along the keys is your solution. Replacing the doorknob of your security locks would be the perfect solution even if you lose your keys or want to get something more modern for décor uplifting.
Door knob replacement is easy. It's not like having to install new locks but mainly to remove the existing door knob and placing a new one. You should make sure you have everything you need around you and keep the door open. Place an obstacle to keep the door from closing so that you can avoid a home lockout if you are standing outside.
The first step is to remove the screws that hold the door knob in place. Use a screwdriver to remove the door knob on one side and place it aside before moving to the other side of the door. Now you will have to remove the screws from this side but when you remove the door knob, you will also drag along the spindle holding the two parts together. Now you have to make similar steps backwards. You should first place the new spindle in the centre of the hole and make sure it is tightened with the given screws. Then, it is the turn of the two door knobs to be placed – one in each side. Install the one at one side before you place the second one at the opposite side of the door.
The only thing you have to do is to tighten the screws at both side of the door once you make sure the door knobs are placed well in their position. Test the new key and make sure the door locks well. It's good to make some key duplicates for yourself since your British standard locks are practically new now.
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