Birmingham EXPERT LOCK REKEY SERVICE
Are you looking to save money on replacing a lock? Consider contacting us to have it rekeyed instead. Our experienced locksmiths can rekey the door locks for your car or any door of your home.
Can I save money by rekeying a lock on my own?
Many people assume that a broken or worn lock must be replaced, but this isn't always the case. It may be possible to rekey the lock instead. We can typically rekey a lock unless one or more of its internal components have sustained significant damage. Sometimes customers simply want new locks to give themselves access to more security features. We will always let you know all available options when arriving at your home or meeting you at your vehicle. It comes as a surprise to a lot of people that replacing a worn or broken lock isn't always necessary.
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.
What is the time estimate to have my lock rekeyed?
Although most jobs take just a few minutes to complete, yours could take longer depending on your individual circumstances. For example, older locks or those that our locksmiths must extract from inside of a door will take longer. Some brands tend to come apart easier than others for rekeying purposes as well.
When we arrive at your home or meet you at your vehicle, our locksmiths will survey the situation and provide you with a more accurate estimate. We respect your time and will never keep you waiting any longer than necessary.
Is it possible for me to 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.
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.
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 are a trusted name in the locksmith industry in your area and beyond. Here is just a partial list of the rekeying services that you can request from us:
- Car lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
- Front door lock rekey
If you don't see the service you need listed here, that doesn't mean that we don't offer it. Please don't hesitate to call us any time of the day or night when you need assistance with rekeying the locks of your home, business, or personal vehicle. Someone will be on their way to you almost immediately after we receive your request for service.
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Rekeying your car locks
Whether you drive a new model of car or something that's 20 years old, we can rekey one or all of the locks. We have the experience and equipment necessary to work on any model or make of car, which is not something that all locksmith companies in this State can say.
House lock rekeying
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
Unfortunately, the work environment can be hostile for a lot of people. Even when you're the boss, you can't always control the conflicts that other people in the company have with each other. If an employee has recently been fired, a partner has left the company, or you are the new owner of a company, rekeying the locks is a very good idea. Although it's likely that nothing bad will ever happen at your company to leave an employee or customer injured, it's a chance you just don't want to take.
Benefits of Lock Rekeying
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.
How we rekey 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.
We are still not done with the job once we have completed this process. It's also essential to test the new lock and key combination to ensure that they work as expected. We want you to feel safe wherever you happen to be, whether it's at home with your family, driving on the freeway, or leading a board meeting at work. The cost of rekeying a lock is so minimal compared to what you receive in return. Please Call us to request service and know that we look forward to working with you soon.