Living in a cold region poses certain problems during winter. Even your front door isn’t safe from developing issues. At some point, you have probably found your door frozen, making it impossible to close. So, how do you deal with these issues?
Key Won’t Go Into Lock
This usually happens when moisture gets inside the door lock, preventing the door from opening properly. Often this results in the door not opening at all. You can use a lock de-icer or a hot cup of water to get into the lock. Although this method will get you in, it doesn’t permanently fix the issue.
To prevent another incident like this, use silicone around the edge of the lock. This will prevent moisture from getting into the lock again. Alternatively, you can opt for a silicone lubricant and spray it into the lock.
No Ice Around the Door, But It Still Won’t Close
This is a bit more complicated than the first problem because this usually means that the door has expanded. This expansion is basically the reason why your door won’t open or close, and it’s common in older doors with metal exterior and wooden edges and interior.
If your door is already old, it’s natural for this to happen since gaps tend to form, allowing water to enter. In this case, you can use a heat gun or dryer to thaw your door. It also goes without saying that you might want to consider replacing your door and frame so this issue doesn’t happen again.
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