When you own a business that has a commercial fleet of vehicles, keeping track of keys can be a challenge. It’s not a question of if you will need a locksmith, but when. In most cases, you need a locksmith only in rare occasions, but in this case, having one by your side could be a benefit.
Here are some things to think about if you own a fleet of vehicles to make sure you keep track of keys and stay on target with the business.
Make sure you have duplicate keys and duplicate key fobs for each vehicle. If you don’t, we know of a place that may be able to help in the Twin Cities. Finding a safe and secure spot for the second set it so important. Even if a new vehicle comes with two sets, a third isn’t a bad idea to keep on hand.
If you find that your business does need a commercial locksmith, there are several in the Twin Cities, but Minnesota Locks is happy to help. Not only can we assist with your commercial fleet of vehicles, but we can also help with building locks, file cabinet keys, and more!
Don’t hesitate to reach out.
So you’ve got a busted or old door at your business property? But what to do next. Is it repairable? Or would it be best to just get a whole new door? Let’s run through the options and see what’s right for your situation.
SHOULD YOU REPAIR YOUR DOOR?
Generally, repairing your door is going to be a more cost effective option than getting a whole new replacement. Depending on the damage, this is what will warrant the outcome of your damaged door. Some of the types of damage that can be repaired are bent frames, corrosion, alignment, or warping.
Bent door frames can affect the functionality and security of your door. If something large hits your door during deliveries, attempted break-ins, or misuse can cause your door frame to become bent. This is an important issue to fix for security reasons, with a bent frame it allows for an easy way for someone to pry the door open.
Corrosion damage can be caused by humidity, extreme weather, or sunlight. These items can wear on the paint on the door that protects the structure underneath, causing a door to become rusted and brittle. Which affects the aesthetic and can be a security issue if the corrosion is located in an area that could be pried open.
Normal wear and tear can cause alignment issues for your door. The door can become misaligned and then become hard to open and close or can scrape against the floor.
Door warping is a common issue with commercial doors because of their manufacturing. It can occur from misuse over time.
These items can be repaired, which can add years onto the life of the door. And can be cheaper than a whole new door and install.
SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR DOOR?
In some cases, your door simply may be too damaged (or costly) to fix and it will be a better and cheaper option to just have the whole door replaced. Your door could be broken beyond repair or it’s run its course of it’s life expectancy. Depending on what the damage may be, you may want to get a new one to give your business facade a little love with a fresh look.
Regardless of the damage you have, you should consult a professional to see what your best, most cost effective option could be. If it's the lock that needs replacing, give us a call at Minnesota Locks so we can get your door locks working like new again!
We offer automotive, commercial and residential locksmith services in the Twin Cities.