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Why book a window lock repair service through Airtasker?
Window lock repairs are just as essential as door locks - after all, someone could easily break into your house through a damaged window. That's why you need to make it a point to check your window locks and make sure that they're all in working order. And when they aren't, well, it's time to contact a window lock repair service via Airtasker.
Our platform helps you locate and book nearby window locksmiths who can tackle everything from UPVC windows to double glazing windows. You can specify your location and limit the search to those within your area, and specify your budget for the job to avoid overpriced fees. Our platform also gives you access to dozens of customer reviews.
You get to check out various Tasker profiles before you book them, so you know exactly what you're paying for. Lastly, you can do all this in a matter of minutes - it's that quick! Ready to book a window lock repair expert near you? Tap the "Post a task" button to get started!
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Top Window Lock Repair related questions
How do you open a broken window lock?
This will depend on the kind of window or lock you have. But, in general, you can try putting a metal clip or chip between the handle or lever and the lock. This lets you bypass the broken window lock. If this doesn't work, book a window lock repair expert near you.
Can you replace locks on UPVC windows?
Yes, you can. UPVC window locks and handles typically come in 2 variations: the espagnolette handles, and the cockspur handles. If your window locks are beyond repair, the Tasker may recommend replacing these parts altogether. But if it's the entire window that needs replacing (e.g. after a break-in or when you're renovating the house), we recommend booking a window replacement expert near you.
How do you open a locked window without a key?
This would depend on the window you're trying to open. But, in general, locked sash, casement, and horizontal sliding windows will open with the use of a blade or utility knife used to pry around the edges. You can also choose to break the lock in extreme cases - just be sure to ask a window lock repair specialist to fix it for you afterwards.
How do I install new window locks?
Start by choosing a lock for your windows, then deciding where to put it. You can position a lock on the window sill or track and set it to limit how far the window will open once you've chosen a position, clip or screw the lock into place. Tighten the bolt using your pliers, check if the lock works, and you're done! No time for DIY? You can hire a Tasker to install the locks instead.
Should you leave keys in window locks?
It's best not to leave the keys in your door or window locks or even place them in areas that are visible to someone standing outside these points of entry. Burglars can easily smash into a window and grab the keys! Want to improve your home security? Consider installing a burglar alarm with the help of a technician near you.
Can I get replacement keys for double-glazed windows?
Yes, you can. Simply request a Tasker to head to your location, show them the windows, and wait for them to provide you with new ones. Window keys are typically universal, so you could technically find replacement keys pretty easily. But if you need a spare hand to head over to the hardware store for you, you can have a Tasker do this for you.
What do window lock repair services include?
When you book a window lock repair service through Airtasker, you can expect a local repair specialist to head to your location with the necessary tools for working on your window.
The exact tools and process may vary depending on the damage you mentioned in the task post, but in general, here's what you can expect from a Tasker:
Window lock repair tools
These typically include a Phillips-head screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, wood putty, fine-grit sandpaper, a pencil, and a drill with bits. If you have some of these tools in your house, you can, of course, share these with your Tasker. But window repair specialists typically bring all the necessary tools before going to your home or office.
If you or the Tasker believe that the damage warrants a lock replacement, they may purchase replacement locks from a nearby hardware store as well. Of course, if you already have these locks but just don't have the time or skills to install them, the window repair specialist will be more than happy to do this for you.
Minor repairs for window locks
Once the tools are ready, the Tasker starts the repair process. They'll begin by identifying the type of window you have and the damage incurred. They may tighten loose screws, correct crooked parts on the lock, or re-mount the window lock. Sometimes, it's just a matter of cleaning obstructions in or around the window!
The type of window (and where it is located) may affect how fast the Tasker can see to your request. Double-hung windows, or those that let you open both panels of a window, are easier to move and easier to repair than their single-hung counterparts.
Major window lock repairs
If the previously mentioned fixes aren't enough for your window lock, the Tasker may proceed to the next step. For latch locks, they may recommend cleaning, oiling, or replacing. Sliding window locks may malfunction due to the window track, so the Tasker may recommend fixing the track or replacing the entire window lock.
Depending on the problem with your window, the locksmith may recommend replacing the entire window. Some may offer this service in addition to lock repair, while others may ask you to book another Tasker altogether. But once you've got your new lock (or new window), you can expect the Tasker to turn over the new key. You might even be able to ask them for tips on window maintenance, so you can avoid damaging your window locks in the future.