Broken Mailbox Locks and Lost Mailbox Keys
Mailbox locks break down from time to time. If your mailbox lock is broken and is not locking or unlocking properly you should call a locksmith to get it repaired. If your mailbox lock is sticky or just not working properly, before you decide to call a locksmith always try to spray some lubricant inside the keyhole. In many cases this can solve your problem and save you some money. Just make sure you use a lock-friendly lubricant. Common lubricants like WD-40 can trap dust and dirt which may gunk up the lock. An unsecured mailbox can make you vulnerable to identity theft and privacy violations.
Usually when people call us for a mailbox lock replacement is because they lost or were never given a key by the previous owner. If this is the case we can pick the lock to open the mailbox and replace the lock with a new one that includes two keys. When moving to a new home, it is strongly recommended to replace the mailbox lock. You never know if at some point the old owner might of given a mailbox key to an untrustworthy ex-tenant.