Locksmiths in California, New York and Florida are being called on to help repair a growing number of cracked locks.
California locksmith John Pendergast said his company was working on repair projects to two lock systems in Los Angeles, one in the San Fernando Valley and another in the Central Valley.
Pendergasts said his companies locksmithing company is also working on projects in Florida, where he is working with the Lock and Key Association of Florida.
“We have to do our best to keep our businesses going, to make sure our workers are well-trained, and to keep them safe,” Penderbast said.
He added that he is not calling on his company to make a major repair because it would be a labor-intensive process.
But Penderglast said he hopes his company can assist people in their own lock problems, by helping them locate and repair locks in their homes, cars and apartments.
If I have to spend two hours to find it, that’s OK.”