When a Burbank, CA-based company had their filing cabinet all locked up, Kardo Locksmith took on the task as they needed access to the contents inside. We used our advanced lock-picking equipment to open the locked filing cabinet. Upon inspection, we found that the locking mechanism had worn out and needed replacement. The manager agreed to it, so we replaced the lock with a new, more dependable filing cabinet lock. After an hour, we finished the file cabinet lock replacement. The client was quite grateful for our quick work, and they continued business as usual.
Securing business valuables, including important documents, cannot be overstated. There are many ways to accomplish this, from filing cabinets to digital document management systems. However, all these have one thing in common: they rely on locks. Unfortunately, locks are vulnerable to damage and wear and tear. Moreover, it can happen at any time without warning.
To replace the lock on a filing cabinet, you must first be able to open the top drawer. It is simple to do with an existing key. However, it may pose more of a challenge when the lock or key is not functioning. In this case, you can take a few steps to open a locked filing cabinet.
There are two main ways that file cabinet locks can break. The first is when the lock cylinder does not work with the correct key. The second is when there is an issue with the larger locking mechanism. Either way, you may temporarily lock your broken file cabinet into a working position. Using lubricant in the keyway is one of the fixes for broken filing cabinet locks. In addition, to avoid weight problems, you can lift and move the drawer while ensuring your key is turned correctly.
A file cabinet lock must be drilled open when it is broken and will not open with a key. Drilling a lock is the best way to open it without a key and the best way to open most broken locks. Be careful when drilling the lock yourself, as you can damage the file cabinet or hurt yourself. It is always best to leave this job to a professional locksmith, but an experienced individual with power tools can drill the lock open.
Drilling a lock open requires a power drill and several progressively wider bits. The final drill bit should be approximately the size of the lock core. You can open the cabinet door by reaching into the lock housing and manipulating the lock assembly after all internal parts have been ground out. Manipulation will be more difficult if the lock cylinder has come loose from the lock assembly. Consult a locksmith with any questions.
Do not let a broken lock ruin your business day - call a locksmith and get it sorted out quickly and easily. A locksmith can help with everything from simple replacements to more complex repairs, so whatever your needs may be, they will be able to assist. As for the cost, locksmiths are very affordable, and their services will save you time and hassle in the long run.
A 24/7 commercial locksmith can save you time and money in many ways. For example, the job will be done quickly and right the first time, ensuring you do not waste time or money on unnecessary hardware. Professional locksmiths can also open your cabinet without damaging it. Additionally, locksmiths can rekey the lock instead of performing a full replacement - often at a much lower cost.
Kardo Locksmith is a top-rated commercial locksmith service for all security needs. We specialize in file cabinet lock replacement, lock repair, and more. In addition, we work with various brands and types of locks, so we can help you secure your business anytime. Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you improve your security.
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