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Common Questions About Safe Repairs That You Should Consider

Are you fed up with not being able to remember your safe combination, or do you have a door that won’t stay closed no matter what? If so, then it might be time for a safe repair – and we’re here to make sure it’s one of the least intimidating tasks on your to-do list. From understanding common issues and preventive maintenance tips, this blog post covers everything you need to know about repairing your safe. 

Why do I need regular maintenance on my safe?

Without proper maintenance, any safe can cease to function correctly and cause problems and headaches down the road. In order to keep your belongings safe, you’ll want to be sure your safe is in good working condition and can be securely locked to protect the safety of your valuables and keep unauthorized persons away from your belongings. 

What if I forget the combination?

One of the top reasons a safe repair service is called to a residence to service a safe is because the safe owner forgot the combination. To be sure this doesn’t happen to you, memorize the numbers to the combination or write them down in a secure location (not inside the safe). For even more protection, share the combination with someone you trust, so they can share it with you if you forget where you wrote it down.

Why won’t my safe open?

A common reason why your safe won’t open is the battery has failed in the electronic lock mechanism. Most 9-volt batteries will last 2-4 years with everyday use, but it’s a good idea to change out the battery yearly to ensure you’re not left with a lock that won’t happen when you need it most.

How do I clean my safe?

To clean the outside of your safe, use a non-abrasive cloth with mild soap and water to wipe down the outer surfaces. Avoid using harsh chemicals and cleaning agents, as they can damage your safe. It’s best to perform this task monthly, as grime and buildup can occur from regular use.

Grease and lubricate your safe annually

It’s important to lubricate your safe annually to ensure all moving parts function correctly. You should apply lubricant to the front, bottom, and side hinges and bolts of the safe and extend the locking bolts before applying a thin layer to them to prevent rusting and sticking. Avoid using too much grease in your safe, as this can cause leaks and damage to the padded parts of your safe.

Contact A Reliable Safe Repair Service Today

If you’re unsure about performing routine maintenance on your safe, call the North Georgia Key Work, a reliable safe repair service. We can perform scheduled maintenance on your safe and keep it looking good and working correctly for years to come. Call us today to learn more about our safes and other services we offer!