RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER LOCK CHANGES
If you are in need of a lock change at your home, look no further than us Our highly skilled locksmiths serve our neighbors and customers throughout the metro area around the clock.
We are confident you will appreciate our care and great work whenever you need us.
Don't hesitate to call us with any questions about lock changes. You can reach us day or night.
Why do we have to replace my lock instead of repairing it?
While repairing a lock may seem like a less expensive option, sometimes there is no choice but to change the locks completely. If none of the internal components have been damaged, it might be possible to repair it, but if the lock is damaged beyond repair, you will need to replace it.
You might be able to replace your lock if there is minimal damage that has not compromised the internal integrity of the lock. However, if your lock has sustained major damage, it must be replaced.
When that happens, the best solution to secure your home is a lock change. No matter what the circumstances, let our locksmiths give you their professional recommendation on whether to repair or replace.
If the damage to your lock was caused by a burglary, robbery, or other forced entry, you will most likely want a complete lock rekey services. Another reason for a lock change is serious wear on highly used doors that can limit the efficiency of your lock.
One of our experienced locksmiths should be able to change your lock in about 20 to 30 minutes. It might take more or less time depending upon the type of lock you had and the new lock you want to be installed.
Of course, it is quicker if you choose the same lock model, because the door is already primed for that installation. If you choose a different model, we may need to make minor changes to your door, which could take just a little bit longer.
A lock change might seem like a big project to you, but it actually is a fairly quick project.
Our locksmiths are highly skilled and experienced, and they have done numerous lock changes for customers like you. Changing a lock can most often be completed in approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Of course, that time may vary according to the exact project specifications, such as what kind of lock is being replaced, and what it is being replaced with.
In most cases, you can replace your traditional lock with a smart lock using the same door. Many of the smart locks available today fit easily into the doors already in place.
The door is already adjusted for that kind of lock, so it's a quick installation process. If you want to change the kind of lock you use, it could take a little more time.
But not to worry, our locksmiths can easily make the minor alterations required to accommodate the new lock of your choice.
How do I know it's time to replace or change my lock?
There should be no damage to your door from this process. The highly skilled mobile locksmiths take great care to ensure your door looks just like it did when we leave.
You will usually notice right away if your lock is malfunctioning or damaged.
It can be sudden or gradual, but you will know if there is a problem.
These types of locks employ combinations and pin pads, rather than relying solely on keys like traditional locks. This provides great flexibility for customers who don't want to carry house keys or those who might have a habit of losing them.
Also, if you happen to forget the combination or pin number, it's easy to reset them.
This can be one less headache for you than if you had to lock rekey services all the locks in the case of a lost key. Another feature most smart locks have is the ability to also allow for a keyed entry for family members who prefer that option.
How do you know you need a lock change?
Most customers who call us found it obvious something was wrong with their locks.
Either it was damaged during an incident such as a burglary, or their keys no longer opened the door. Please call us as soon as you are alerted to a problem with your lock.
We advise customers to call as soon as they notice something is wrong, so our mobile locksmiths can get to work before it's too late.
If it's possible to repair the lock, we will do so. If there wasn't a forced entry incident that caused the damage, it's likely the lock has worn out over time.
You might not know locks can wear out because of extended use, but it's possible.
We are happy to assess your lock and determine what can be done to repair or replace it.
Rather, take steps to ensure that it does.
There are incidents will most often necessitate a lock change.
If your lock was broken during a break-in, that proves you need a stronger lock.
If someone used force to break through the lock, it will likely need a complete lock change.
A high-quality lock should not be easy to break. Even if the break-in was not successful (we hope that's the case for you), there can still be internal damage that causes deficiencies.
Also keep in mind that even if you don't see the damage, the lock could fail and leave you locked out of your house.
If you watch for warning signs, you might be able to avoid a lock rekey services.
Be attentive to things like rusted locks.
Another thing to pay attention to when you find yourself struggling to unlock or lock your door, even when you are using the correct key.
We encourage customers to err on the side of caution and replace locks in cases like this.
In that case, you need to service, repair, or replace your lock right away so you don't run the risk of locking yourself out.
Don't wait if you suspect any problems with your lock, or you could put the security of your home at risk.
Sometimes failing locks are hardest to open in cold weather, and you don't want to be left outside because your lock has completely stopped working and your key won't work.
Lock Change Services
We specialize in lock changes.
If someone broke in, it shows the locks were not strong enough to stop a burglary of your home.
And if criminals were able to bypass the locks, they are likely significantly damaged.
It's always best to make an inquiry and get our professional recommendations.
It can save you time and money in the long run.
A damaged lock puts you at a higher risk of being victimized again.
Also, mechanical failures as a result of a break-in could result in malfunctions that could leave you locked out of your own home.
If someone broke in without damaging the lock or door, you should consider whether your keys were compromised in the burglary.
We believe it's best to assume that your keys could fall into the hands of someone who shouldn't have them.
In that case, we recommend changing the locks on all your doors.
Smart lock options for a lock change
Can I use a smart lock?
Great question! For many customers, smart locks provide an easy and secure way to enter and lock your home.
Most of these locks also have an option that allows you to open the door with the key in case you forget the combination or identification number.
If you happen to forget the passcodes, you can reset them.
We have a staff of qualified locksmiths on call at all times.
One of our experienced locksmiths can be contacted at any time by calling us.
We answer 24-hours-a-day in case of emergency, or you can call during regular business hours.
We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to answer questions and schedule a visit to your home.
We will be honest and up-front about costs and labor before we begin any work.
We will give you the complete price – which we believe is the most reasonable in the State.
Don't worry about any extra or hidden fees.
We'll provide a detailed estimate that answers all your questions.
We are proud to serve the greater metro area.
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