Louisville EXPERT LOCK REKEY SERVICE
It costs a lot of money to replace a lock. When the need to replace a lock happens suddenly, you may not have the budget for it. Thankfully, you can save money and still get the lock repair you need by arranging to have us rekey your lock instead.
How do I know if it's possible to rekey the lock or if I should replace it instead?
While a worn or broken lock doesn't always require replacement, it's still best to leave the job of rekeying it to professional locksmiths with many years of experience and training. Our locksmithing team can usually complete rekeying of a lock unless an important component inside of it is damaged beyond repair. We also understand that customers sometimes want to rekey a lock simply to improve their security. Our company won't pressure you to choose one service over the other. Instead, we will present your options and help you make the best choice for your situation.
Rekeying your lock offers many benefits, including saving money over having to replace it entirely. You get an improved lock that looks better and helps you to feel more secure again. If you're considering having a lock rekeyed rather than replaced, please contact us to request our services right away.
How long should I expect to wait while you rekey my lock?
In straightforward cases, it usually doesn't take more than a few minutes to rekey a lock for a home, business, or vehicle. However, it always depends on the individual factors of your lock such as the manufacturer and degree of damage. You can expect the rekeying job to take a bit longer if one of our locksmiths needs to extract a lock from a door. Of course, some types of stuck locks will take longer than others to remove.
After we dispatch a locksmith to your location or the surrounding communities, he or she will quickly assess your lock damage and give you a better idea of how long you should expect to wait for the rekeying job. Even if we must complete extra work, we always work efficiently so you can get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
How likely is it that I can rekey my own lock?
It probably seems like this wouldn't be a hard job to do. However, it only looks that way because the people rekeying your lock have done it countless times before and have extensive training as well. When you try to rekey your own lock, you could end up causing much more damage rather than resolve the problem. It requires in-depth knowledge of lock mechanisms as well as the need to complete steps in an exact order.
Rather than make a mistake that could cost you more time and money, please contact our company instead. You might not realize the many steps involved, including removing the lock from the door and disassembling it first. In addition to costing you more, an error in lock rekeying could also compromise your security.
Should I plan to rekey my locks when I move into a new home?
This is a common question that our customers ask us. We always think it's a good idea just to be on the safe side. You don't know what kind of people the previous owners associated with and whether they have access to a set of keys. We say this out of concern for your safety and not in an attempt to sell an unnecessary service. Precaution is always much better than regret.
Rekeying the locks of a new home is an important safety feature for yourself and your family. Besides the possibility of people who knew the previous owners trying to return, you need to consider the fact that some construction personnel could still have a valid key to your home. There's even the possibility that the lock to your home was master keyed. Starting over with an entirely new lock is a great way to begin life in a new home.
When someone master keys a lock, it means that the lock has several master pins as well. This increases the possibility of multiple people being able to access your new home due to the number of different keys out there that can open the door. Our locksmith will come to your new home to take the master pins out of the lock. This successfully blocks access to anyone but you and your approved family members.
We have served the rekeying needs of people in your area and the surrounding communities for many years. Below is a list of some of our most popular services to help you properly secure your home, business, or car:
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
If you need one or more of these services, feel free to call us any time of the day or night. We will send a locksmith to your location within minutes of taking your call.
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Rekeying of car locks
Our company is pleased to work with all makes and models of cars. No matter the age of your car or the condition of your locks, we are happy to help you rekey a lock to save you money and increase your security.
House lock rekeying
Your home is your castle, and you naturally want to feel secure behind closed doors. If one of your locks has broken or appears to be in rough shape, contact us about rekeying it. It will save you money and increase your sense of security at the same time.
Rekeying of office locks
It's important to rekey your office locks when ownership changes hands or a problem employee leaves the company. You have probably read or heard about several tragic situations when a fired or disgruntled employee comes back to take revenge on anyone in sight by becoming unruly and violent. Fortunately, that person can't cause such widespread damage if he or she can't get past the front door. It's also an excellent idea to rekey the locks if a partner leaves the business.
Rekeying locks saves money
Buying a whole new lock is a big expense that is often not even necessary. We are happy to provide you with a price quote that allows you to compare the cost of repair vs. replacement. It also saves you a lot of time since rekeying a lock takes a lot less time than it does to install a new one. No matter which service you choose, you know that you can depend on us to complete the job efficiently and correctly.
One way that you save money on rekeying your locks that you might not have considered is the prevention of break-ins of your car, home, or office. You can rest easier knowing that you have the most secure lock possible protecting the things most important to you. We always come prepared to every job with a fully stocked service van so our technicians don't have to waste any time getting started with rekeying your lock.
The process of rekeying a lock
This is the general guidelines we follow when it comes to a rekeying service call:
Access the knob hole of the lock with a wire instrument and then apply pressure to loosen the knob from inside of the door; Pull out the upper ring of the cylinder and set it down until needed; Remove the lock cylinder's plug and use a plug follower to keep it together until we have removed it; Find the unique color code for each of the lock's pins and then insert the pins according to the color code to reassemble the lock; Ensure that no pins or springs have dislodged from the plug of the cylinder.
After completing these steps, we look again to make sure that all colored pins match their assigned code. Lastly, we place a key in the lock and attempt to open it and close it several times to check for proper functioning. It's our desire that all homeowners in your area feel safe and secure in their own home. We encourage you to consider rekeying your locks if you desire a security upgrade or feel concerned that your lock could break at some point in the near future. Just give our company a call to request service at your convenience.