Replacing the doorknob is actually simple enough for most homeowners or tenants to handle on their own, but there are some things to consider before getting to work. At Top Atlanta Locksmith, our focus is your security. So, we are going to start with the safety and security concerns first, then we’ll talk about some general considerations. If you need to speak with a qualified locksmith or need the assistance of one, then feel free to call Top Atlanta Locksmith. We are happy to send a locksmith to your location as soon as possible.
Safety and Security
If you are replacing indoor doorknobs, then you probably want to focus more on safety than security. This is to say that locking and unlocking indoor doors should not be too complicated. For instance, you do not need top-level security for a bathroom door. In fact, we even recommend you opt for door levers instead. Why? Levers are much easier for toddlers and children to use. Doorknobs can be a little tricky for those with their level of motor skills. You do not want them to panic when try to open the bathroom door.
Issues with the Door
You might be considering replacing the doorknob to address a supposed issue with the knob or lock, but it may be that the problem is not with the lock. Maybe the problem is with the door, which can be warped or misaligned. Even your foundation can be causing the door to stick. Make sure that the problem is with the doorknob itself so that you do not waste your time and money fixing what is not broken.
If the building is not your property. That is, if you are renting the property, then make sure to speak with the property manager or property owner before you make changes. Doors and locks are especially important because the property manager or property owner is going to want a copy of the keys. Plus, some clauses in leases hold the property owners responsible for maintaining apartment security.
Buying New Knobs
Before you get to work replacing the doorknob, make sure you have all of the new hardware in hand. This is especially true if you are replacing multiple doorknobs. Buying the doorknobs one at a time can be risky. What happens if you buy half of the doorknobs but then the store runs out? You might end up with different colors or styles of locks and doorknobs on the doors.
Time to Install
Replacing a doorknob is a fairly simple job that takes a professional locksmith maybe ten minutes. If you are performing the work yourself, then expect to spend double that amount of time. Finally, if there are complications on the door itself, then you might spend well over half an hour replacing each doorknob. Make sure you have enough time to get the work done so that you are not without a doorknob when you have an important meeting to catch.
Leave It to The Trained Locksmiths
Want to have a professional locksmith quickly take care of your doorknob replacements? Call Top Atlanta Locksmith to request an urgent dispatch.