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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.