Tip & How-To about Schlage Camelot Deadbolt Keypad, Satin Nickel #BE365VCAM619
One of the biggest problems that people have with their locks and keys is that the lock cylinders and latches never get lubed up and the parts wear out sooner then later. About twice a year you should spray some lube into the key holes and onto the latches and all moving parts. Do this to your car as well as your house and you will limit the amount of lock/key failure that you run into. As a locksmith - I encounter problems daily that could have been avoided if the people had just used lube in their locks from time to time.
there are two types of lubes that work the best - the first one is a Teflon based lubrication,, and at our shop we use TriFlow*,, I know that most locksmith shops carry this for sale to the public.
the next type of lube that works good is a Silicone based lubrication, such as LPS* and this can be found at your local well stocked hardware stores or a industrial supply store.
try to avoid lube sprays such as WD-40,, these may be good to clean out any dirt and debris and at first seem to lube the lock nice,, but the chemicals in WD-40 evaporate quickly and leave the locks dry and subject to wear.
So take care of your locks and you will avoid the Big cost of a service call and parts replacement.
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