Memphis 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.
Can I save money by rekeying a lock on my own?
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.
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.
How long should I expect to wait while you rekey my lock?
In straightforward cases, it usually doesn't take more than a few minutes to rekey a lock for a home, business, or vehicle. However, it always depends on the individual factors of your lock such as the manufacturer and degree of damage. You can expect the rekeying job to take a bit longer if one of our locksmiths needs to extract a lock from a door. Of course, some types of stuck locks will take longer than others to remove.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
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 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 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
There's no doubt we live in a society that can sometime be violent and angry. Sadly, many large-scale acts of violence happen in a workplace setting by a current or former employee who wants to exact some type of revenge. If you're concerned about the mental stability of anyone who could access your business, then rekeying your locks is a must. We also recommend lock rekeying when a company changes ownership or when anyone leaves the company on bad terms. It's simple and inexpensive to do, yet it helps to secure your employees as well as anyone who visits your business.
Benefits of Lock Rekeying
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.
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.