It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is in just a couple of weeks. We don’t know about you, but we aren’t ready just yet! If you’re having everyone over for the holiday, meal prep can be a lifesaver during the busy holiday season. By taking some time to prepare ahead of time, you can reduce stress and ensure that you have delicious and nutritious meals on hand throughout the holidays.
Here are some tips for holiday meal prep:
We often think about the locks on our home when it comes to a security measure, a lost key, or a move, but did you know weather can also affect your locks? Living in a client like Minesota where we can experience extreme temperatures, it’s something to think about.
To prevent weather from affecting your locks we’ve put together a few tips to help:
Dealing with Locks in the Winter - Snow and ice can impact the way a locks function. Applying a lubricant that is built to endure freezing temperatures can prevent your locks from freezing or getting jammed during our cold Minnesota winters.
Protect Your Locks from Direct Sunlight – If you thought snow and ice were bad for locks, think about how direct sunlight can affect them. While most locks are made to endure normal rain or snow (or moisture in general) and some exposure to sunlight, constant exposure can cause the metal parts to overheat. If the location of the lock is out of your control, consider using a canopy or any type of shade to help. This can protect the lock and regulate temperature.
Safeguard Locks with Weatherproof Products – Protecting your locks with a weatherproof product (meant for locks of course) can give an added layer of protection while dealing with changing elements. Some lubricants, such as WD-40, can actually damage locks over time, so be sure to check before using a product.
What else can help keep your locks working properly?
Keeping your locks clean and lubricated. This will help to prevent rust and corrosion. You can use a graphite lubricant, or a spray lubricant specifically designed for locks.
Check your locks for signs of damage or wear and tear. If you find any problems, have the locks repaired or replaced immediately.
Of course, if it is time for a new or replacement lock, we’re here to help!
It's hard to believe the summer has flown by and the kids are heading back to school. Whether they are starting school soon or have already here started, here are some home tips that you may find helpful:
Did you know that there are many different types of locks in the world, each with its own unique design and purpose? Some of the most common types of locks include:
Are you moving this summer? Moving can be stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips to help you make your move as smooth as possible:
If you need a car locksmith in the Twin Cities, it's important to find a qualified one, but it's not always easy. Here are a few tips for finding a qualified car locksmith:
So now that you've found a locksmith, what will it cost? That's a good question! The cost of car locksmith services will vary depending on the type of service you need. In general, you can expect to pay between $50 and $200 for a service, such as making a new key. More complex services, such as repairing a broken ignition, can cost more.
Car locksmiths can provide a variety of services to help you keep your car running smoothly. If you need a car locksmith, be sure to do your research and find a qualified one.
Car locksmiths are often called upon to help with a variety of problems, from lost keys to broken ignitions. Here are some of the most common car locksmith problems:
Did you know that Rekeying your locks is a great alternative to replacing your locks altogether?
Lock rekeying can be a great alternative to replacing locks for your home or business and it can also be more cost effective. Lock rekeying works to reconstruct the internal pins of your lock so it can use a new key. If your lock is in good working order, rekeying can be a great way to restore security if you need new keys. Rekeying can also be done a lot faster than it takes to replace your locks.
While lock rekeying is fast and affordable, there may be some circumstances where we may recommend a new lock altogether. Some of those circumstances could be if a lock is more than a few years old, if your security needs have changed, or you have a master key that the locks are no longer compatible with.
Of course, at Minnesota Locks, we will always help you find the best option for your home or business in the Twin Cities.
Have you ever considered a safe for your home? Many people over look them, but it can be a great place to keep your valuables and important documents safe (no pun intended). Not only can it prevent theft, but some safes are also fire or waterproof which your valuables can even withstand a home disaster.
A safe isn’t just for money, but you can protect jewelry, heirlooms, documents like passports and marriage certificates, and so much more. Small safes are great for protecting the essentials like those listed above, but larger safes are also an option. Having a safe in your home can help protect children in the home if there are items you need to keep out of reach. So now, you just need to decide what type of safe you will get and what items you need to keep in it!
While we don’t specialize in safes or carry them at Minnesota Locks, we are happy to help make recommendations for you!
As a professional locksmith, we take the sercurity of our customers very seriously. While we can get you back into your business if you’re locked out, that’s not the only value we bring to the table.
We can also help with:
We utilize our skills and expertise with experience to deliver you with the best service in West Saint Paul and the surrounding area. If you need help with your business, we’re here for you!
We offer automotive, commercial and residential locksmith services in the Twin Cities.