Commercial Safe: 2 Possible Reasons You Cannot Open Your Safe

If you own commercial premises which handles cash payments, it is highly likely that you have a safe on the property which you use to keep large quantities of money safe until it is deposited at the bank. A safe is very difficult to get into, which makes it the ideal place to keep your cash. However, sometimes, you may find that you cannot access your safe when you need to do so. If this happens, you may need to call in a locksmith. Below is a guide to 2 possible reasons you may not be able to open your safe.

Misplaced key or forgotten combination

This is a leading cause of difficulties accessing a safe. It is understandable that you will not want to make duplicate copies of the safe key and you will certainly not want to tell other people the combination to your safe as doing so severely compromises the security of the safe. However, if you misplace your key or forget the combination to your safe and no one else can offer you will find yourself unable to access your safe. This scenario most commonly occurs when you have not used the safe for some time.  You should never attempt to break into the safe as this is unlikely to be successful and could result in the safe being damaged. A professional locksmith will be able to use their tools to open the safe. They can then reset the combination lock or cut you a new key.

Sticky bolts

Your safe will have several large bolts which slide out from the door and into the surrounding metal casing. These bolts keep the door locked and the contents of the safe secure. However, you may find that when you enter the combination or turn the key the door of the safe does not open. This may be because the bolts have become stuck. The leading cause of sticky bolts is a built of debris and a lack of lubrication. If the bolts are becoming sticky, you may find that you need to use more force to open the door. This is a warning sign that your safe needs maintenance. The best way to avoid this situation is to regularly clean and lubricate the bolts on your safe. If you fail to do this and the bolts are completely jammed, you need to call a locksmith. The locksmith has specialist tools which can be used to work the bolts free so that the safe can be opened.

If you would like further information, you should call a commercial locksmith today.