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    "I would like to express my appreciation for the careful work and attention to detail that has made my home update a virtually painless experience. We now have a very attractive and usable attic that was transformed so well by your expert staff. Thanks for a great job!"

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  • Be a Do it Yourself Locksmith

    We have all experienced the inconvenience of having a seized lock. Before you call your local locksmith in a panic  try this simple tip that could save you some time and money.

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    Hit the 7-Eleven before you call that $100-a-visit locksmith. Some WD-40 sprayed into the keyhole will lube the mechanism quickly. If that doesn't do it, you may have a broken spring or tumbler—and need that pro after all. If so, keep the new lock from locking up by giving it a yearly spritz of long-lasting Teflon spray.

    This and many other helpful homeowner tips can be found at This Old House

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    1 Wonderful Comment

    1. Heather says:

      Thanks for this helpful tip! There’s nothing worse than having a lock that doesn’t work right.

      Just another reason to keep a can of WD-40 handy!

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