Cincinnati EXPERT LOCK REKEY SERVICE
No one ever said that replacing a lock for your home, car, or business would be easy or cheap. Fortunately, there could be a better solution. In most cases, We can repair a lock and save you the time and expense of having to buy a new one.
How do I know if it's possible to rekey the lock or if I should replace it instead?
You would likely end up spending even more money attempting your own repair than you would hiring a professional locksmith company from the start. Each of our locksmith technicians is certified, licensed, bonded, and insured. That means they can get the job done correctly and efficiently the first time with no need for rework. Although the job of rekeying a lock might look easy, keep in mind that the people doing it are professionals who have specific training as well as the experience of having rekeyed hundreds or thousands of other keys in the past.
One of the greatest benefits of rekeying your lock instead of replacing it is the money savings. You still get a new and improved lock without having to spend the money for replacement and new installation. Best of all, you feel more secure in your home, car, or office building as well. If you're considering rekeying one or more of your locks, please contact us as soon as possible. For your convenience, we have certified locksmith technicians available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
How long should I expect to wait while you rekey my lock?
Although this job often takes only a few minutes, it's not always possible to state upfront how long it will take to rekey your particular lock. It depends on several factors, including the brand, age, and general condition of your lock. One thing that could add to your total wait time is if we would need to get the lock you want rekeyed out of a door. It will take longer to do this with some types of locks than it will with others.
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 might seem from the outside looking in that this would be an easy job to complete. After all, it only takes us a few minutes. However, that is only because our certified locksmith technicians have several years of training and experience. The reality is that you can increase the damage to your lock if you don't know about it's pin-tumbler system. You must also complete the steps of rekeying a lock in the exact order or you will certainly incur more damage.
It's a much better idea to leave the job of rekeying a home or auto lock to the experts. When trying to rekey your home lock, you need to first take the lock out of the door and then take it apart. All of this must take place before you can even start the rekeying process. Even though you may be handy in other areas and own a large collection of tools, it's best not to take the risk of working on your own lock. This could put you in a vulnerable position in terms of security as well as cost you more money to correct any mistakes that you make.
Is it necessary to rekey locks when I take over ownership of a new home?
While it's not a legal requirement of any kind, we always think this is a good idea. You hardly know the people you bought the house from, much less the reputation of their family, friends, and associates. Unfortunately, any one of these people could still hold a key to your house. Rekeying the lock ensures that neither they or any unauthorized people can get into your house.
Another thing to consider is that construction workers and others who had access to your home during the building or remodeling phase may have a master key to your home. A master key means that several different types of keys can open a single lock. Another thing to know about a master key is that it also contains numerous master pins. Because of this, the number of unauthorized people who could access your home increases.
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:
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
Whether you need one of these services or all of them, We are available 24 hours a day to assist you. Just give us a call and we will dispatch a certified locksmith technician to your home, business, or location of your vehicle right away.
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Rekeying your 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.
Rekeying of house locks
We understand that you want to protect your family and feel safe within your own home. Rekeying a worn or broken lock can give you valuable peace of mind that you're doing everything possible to ensure the security of those who share your home.
Office lock rekeying
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.
Lock rekeying benefits
Buying a new lock might not have been in your budget this month. We're happy to let you know that rekeying a lock is a great way to get around this expense. Feel free to contact us at any time to request a cost estimate to help you decide if you prefer to rekey or to replace the lock. What you choose to do doesn't benefit our company in any way, but it could make a big difference for you in terms of money savings, convenience, and security.
A new security system is an even larger financial investment than a new lock. Rekeying is the least expensive of all options when you're looking to boost security at home, at work, or in your car. We have the tools available to start any job immediately upon arrival. We know you're anxious to have your locked fixed and don't want to keep you waiting.
The lock rekeying process
Here are the steps involved in rekeying a lock for your home, office, or car:
Place a wire instrument into the lock's knob hole to keep it pushed down and then pull on it to remove the knob from the door; Remove the cylinder's upper ring and set it aside; Take the plug out of the lock cylinder and hold it together with the plug follower until it's out completely and ensure that the cylinder doesn't dislodge the pins and springs; Look for the color code of each pin and insert them by code to put the lock back together.
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.