As is the case in many situations, small things make a big difference in the locksmith business. Small things that a customer would have no way of being aware of and, sadly, many locksmiths are not either. Take this service call in which Mike Wilson, with Master Locksmith Company, was tasked with repairing a front door exit device for a local school. The key would no longer rotate enough to unlatch the door. It has occured where a locksmith will simply sell the unsuspecting customer a whole new device either because he is unscurpulous or he just doesn't know what to do nor does he have the parts to do it. With a nearly 30 year career to draw experience from and integrity beyond question, Mike was able to repair this very expensive exit device and save the customer a great deal of money. Having the correct parts makes all the difference in the world.
One can barely see the small gear in these photos. This is the part that is broken and rendering this entry/exit device inoperable.
This photo shows the broken gear in the middle along with two gears which look similiar but are not. They are made for two different brands of device. One will work here and one will not. A Houston area locksmith, having the right parts, can make a professional repair and not have to replace the whole unit and it will work as it was intended. I have seen some repairs where the technician simply rotated the gear and reinstalled it!! This is not a professional repair!! Repaired in that manner the device will marginally open but will not completely unlock as it is intended to do. So when your commercial exit devices fail or are not working properly, don't settle for poor repairs. Call Master Locksmith Company and get things done right!! We have a vast spectrum of experience and carry a range of parts needed to complete these types of locksmith jobs professionally. Master Locksmith Company serves all of the Houston area. Call 713 878 2189