Albuquerque 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.
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.
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.
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.
Should I consider rekeying 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.
You obviously want to avoid this type of situation. At the first sign of a broken or worn lock, call us to request immediate service. We will arrive promptly and save you from having to remove and disassemble your own lock. Another reason to avoid a do-it-yourself rekey job is that you could put yourself and your family at an increased security risk.
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.
Some people have formed a poor impression of locksmiths because they assume that they recommend this service strictly for their own financial benefit. This is simply not true. , we happen to think that you just can't be too careful when it comes to your family's security. It's not uncommon for construction workers and others with access to the home for a period of time to master key the lock. That means potential intruders could use several different locks to gain access.
One of our skilled and experience locksmiths will quickly resolve this problem for you by rekeying your home locks.
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:
- 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
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 your 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 rekeying services
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
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.
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 lock rekeying process
As we mentioned, it's necessary to follow steps in a certain order to ensure that a lock will work correctly after rekeying. These steps include:
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.