If your door handles have become ‘floppy’, this can be a sign that the internal parts of the handle have worn. Other signs of wear include the handle becoming difficult to lift up or push down. A worn handle will eventually break without any further warning.

If you suspect that your handles are worn, it is best to get them replaced rather than try to struggle on. Breakage of a handle will often lead to you being locked out – they don’t just break when it’s convenient!

So it is always best to get the handles checked and replaced if they are showing signs of wear, to avoid the inconvenience and cost of an emergency locksmith visit.