New handles

Before xmas I fitted a new mechanism to a rear door.the door itself was bowed which meant the door was a little bit stiff to lock I managed to get  all the hooks and rollers to engage in to the keep but informed the customer I would like to keep an eye on it. I returned this week to check it and it had improved I also replaced the handles which has made a big difference to locking and unlocking the door . I will return to see how it going in a months time

Sliding door

Today a customer who I have been to on a few occasions asked me to have a look her sliding door. When I got there the handle was tied to the curtain tie holder with a belt as the door would not lock. I removed the belt tested the lock in the open position it worked Once the door was closed it would not lock then  I shut the and tilted the top towards the frame and it locked  the rear roller had dropped. On the van I have a long screw drive that reaches tbe roller I adjusted the the rollers and the door locks

Avocet mechanism

Last week i was called to a property in purfleet where the upvc door would not open with the handle. I arrived on site to find the latch was not retracting I opened the door checked the mechanism to find it was not in a good way.  I informed the customer,the door was still able to be locked so I locked it. I made some enquires and the mechanism needed was not available anymore and would have to fit a new mechanism and the keep as the rollers are in a different position.  I gave the owner a price he agreed to have it replaced I returned on saturday with both parts fitted them made a few adjustments to the door. The door now opens and closer properly. Happy customer happy dog.

Xmas time

Today another 2 lockouts, it must be that time of year people rushing around hands full next thing they know the door is shut and the keys are inside. Call pj Locksmiths and we will do our best to get you in with no damage keeping the price down. You dont want to be paying excessive prices not with christmas round the corner

Medicine cabinet

Yesterday I was called to nursing home where the controlled medicine Cabinet key was jammed half way round. The Cabinet needed to be opened quickly so the residents could have their medicine at the right time. I opened the Cabinet, removed the lock to find a small section of spring had broke away and was stopping the cylinder from working. I made some enquires about a new lock but the cabinet was to old and the lock was obselete. I informed the customer and they are going to have a new cabinet

Old Aluminium door

Last week I was called to a property where they was having problem with a very old metal door. I checked the lock to find the lock breaking up I advised the customer and he asked me to get s price. I spoke to the supplier who informed me it was available I quoted the customer he gave me the go ahead. The lock arrived I returned to the property fitted the new lock and replaced the cylinder as their one was very old and didnt always work. The customer tried the door and was very happy

Door closer

Today I was called by a letting agent about a communal door on some flats where a tennant was complaining that the communal was slamming and keeping him awake. It took a while but finally got the door to close nice and quiet. Asked the tennant what he thought and he was very happy.

Keys behind door

Today I was called to a property where a family member had locked the door and put the chubb (mortice) lock keys through the letter  not knowing no one else had that key to get in. The owner had tried her best to hook the keys through the letter box before she called me. I arrived on site within  30 minutes of the call managed to pick the mortice lock open within 10 minutes keeping the cost to the customer down as there was no drilling and replacing the lock and the customer was able to carry on with the rest of her evening

Medicine cabinet

Today I was asked to locate a new lock for a medicine Cabinet in a care home. After removing the lock,taking some dimensions I found a company which could supply it as it was a German  make. This company supplied a different make but will do.exactly the same job. Informed the customer and quoted, they agreed with the price. I have ordered the lock and it will be fitted in next couple of days.

Faulty night latch (yale)

Today I was called to a flat in Aveley where the owner could not get in evening though he had the key, I tried to open the door with the key but the latch was not retracting after trying various ways to open the door it still would not open. After lots of drilling and patience we finally got the door open no damage to the door itself.i have a roller bolt nightlatch on the van fitted it to the door. After looking at the old nightlatch it was a cheap trade make and the working parts inside and failed