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Choosing the best padlock for your needs.

People use padlocks to keep others out of their property, such as sheds and storage areas. These locks have a key to unlock. Prices of locks vary. Typically, the cheaper locks are lighter weight and do not last as long as the heavier, more expensive locks. Additionally, more inexpensive padlocks are easier to break into, and they wear out through use faster than more expensive ones. Depending on what you are trying to secure, it would call for a different quality of lock. The more protection an item needs, the better the lock needs to be, in order to keep others out.

How to properly use a padlock.

Using a padlock is easy. Once a lock is acquired, follow the steps to make use of it:

1. Open the package of the lock and then unlock the padlock for use.

2. Place the metal clasp through what you are locking.

3. Secure the lock around the item you are protecting by closing the clasp until it is in place.

The different types of padlocks.

There are different types of padlocks. They not only vary in size, but they also differ in ways of locking. Most padlocks require keys, but there are padlocks with other means in addition to key usages, such as a combination. Padlocks with other means of opening it other than the key increases the security of the lock. Additional security may be needed for personal or expensive items. 

Our locksmith services for padlocks include sales, opening and key replacements.

When owning and utilizing a padlock, there are times one might lose the key to it. Opening a padlock that you have lost the key or other means to get into makes it challenging and unlocking services are needed. It depends on the lock, but there is a way to unlock it. First, a new key may be made to reopen the lock. Second, the lock could be changed for a new key to fit into the padlock. However, in this instance, the old key for the padlock is rendered useless.

Call Mobile Locksmith at (813) 545-5462 to purchase a new padlock or hire us to handle any padlock key lockout, replacement or any other locksmith service. Our padlock services are available in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon and other surrounding areas of Hillsborough and Pasco counties.


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Mobile Locksmith was founded by Mike Widlak over 17+ years ago and has been serving the Greater Tampa Bay, FL and the surrounding areas ever since. The company is a family owned and operated business and take pride in serving their neighbors with dedication and honesty.

1936 Bruce B. Downs Blvd #433 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544