Cincinnati 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.
Should I attempt to rekey my own lock first?
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.
The good news is that we can usually rekey a lock unless it has severe internal damage. Sometimes customers want a lock rekeyed for security or personal preferences. We can do that as well. We are happy to replace your lock also, but we like to save our customers money whenever possible. The ability to save considerable money on lock replacement is one of the major benefits of choosing rekeying. You still end up with an upgraded lock. Whether you replace your lock or rekey it, the end result is that you have greater security at home, work, and when driving your car. We invite you to contact our company 24 hours a day, seven days a week to request lock rekeying.
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.
As soon as one of our certified locksmith technicians arrives to your home or business or meets you at your vehicle, he or she will evaluate the situation with your lock and give you a more accurate estimate of how long you will likely need to wait. You can feel rest assured that we value your time and will work as efficiently as possible no matter what the situation.
Is it possible for me to 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.
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.
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.
Our company is available to dispatch an expert locksmith to your location 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We are happy to help you care for your home, car, or business. Some of the most requested rekeying services that we offer include:
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
- Mailbox 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 of 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.
Rekeying of your house locks
Replacing a lock on one or more doors of your home can be costly. Why not save yourself money by contacting our company and requesting that we rekey your locks instead? We work with all types and brands of locks for your convenience.
Office rekeying services
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 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.
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:
Gain access to the lock's knob hole using a wiry instrument and then exerting firm pressure to free the knob; Locate the cylinder, pull on its upper ring, and set the ring aside for a few minutes; Pull on the plug of the lock cylinder and then hold it together using a plug follower until the entire plug is dislodged; Locate a color code that corresponds to each lock pin and use that information while putting the lock back together; Check to make sure that no springs or pins have broken free from the cylinder plug.
At this point, the new color pins should match their corresponding color code on the written instructions. Our certified locksmith technicians complete each of these steps and then test the newly rekeyed lock along with the key several times. This is to ensure that if functions as it should. We want every home in this State to be safely secured. If you're concerned about your security or it appears that your lock is about to break, contact us for prompt rekeying of your lock. You just can't be too careful. We invite you to look up our reviews and read about the many people who are glad they decided to hire our company to rekey their locks.