Atlanta 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
What is the average turnaround time for lock rekeying?
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 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.
Is it necessary to rekey locks when I take over ownership of 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.
In the event someone did master key your lock, there's a strong possibility that it contains more master pins. The more master pins that exist within a lock, the greater the likelihood that more people can gain access to your home. That is because it will open to a number of different locks. When one of our locksmiths rekeys your lock, he or she removes the remaining master pins. This ensures that only you and your family members have control of the new key.
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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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.
Rekeying of your house locks
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
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
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.
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 process of rekeying a lock
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.