Hartford 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?
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.
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 average turnaround time for lock rekeying?
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of our skilled and experience locksmiths will quickly resolve this problem for you by rekeying your home locks.
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:
- High-tech lock rekeying
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
- Home 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
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.
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.
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.
How we rekey a lock
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:
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.
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.