Columbia 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.
Should I attempt to rekey my own lock first?
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.
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.
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?
No, we don't recommend this. Rekeying a look requires someone to have in-depth knowledge about how its inside mechanisms work as well as which pins to alter. You must complete steps in a precise order or your work will be in vain. We have seen people waste a lot of money and time attempting their own rekeying job that could have been avoided by working with a professional locksmith.
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.
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.
One of our skilled and experience locksmiths will quickly resolve this problem for you by rekeying your home locks.
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:
- 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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Car lock rekeying
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.
Rekeying locks saves money
You probably didn't have money set aside to buy a new lock this month or any other month. There's no doubt that they can get expensive. However, it usually isn't necessary to replace a worn or broken lock when rekeying it can repair the damage just as easily. If you would like a cost comparison between the two services, just call our company any time of the day or night. We will help you decide what is best for your unique circumstances without pressuring you in any way.
Rekeying a lock is a good way to prevent someone from accessing your home, business, or vehicle without having to invest in an expensive new security system. It's an automatic upgrade in security as well. When you contact us for rekeying service, our locksmith technicians arrive at your location with all the tools they need to get started on the job right away.
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.