Chicago 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I attempt to rekey my own lock first?
Many people assume that a broken or worn lock must be replaced, but this isn't always the case. It may be possible to rekey the lock instead. We can typically rekey a lock unless one or more of its internal components have sustained significant damage. Sometimes customers simply want new locks to give themselves access to more security features. We will always let you know all available options when arriving at your home or meeting you at your vehicle. It comes as a surprise to a lot of people that replacing a worn or broken lock isn't always necessary.
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 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.
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.
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:
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
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
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.
Lock rekeying benefits
Buying a new lock might not have been in your budget this month. We're happy to let you know that rekeying a lock is a great way to get around this expense. Feel free to contact us at any time to request a cost estimate to help you decide if you prefer to rekey or to replace the lock. What you choose to do doesn't benefit our company in any way, but it could make a big difference for you in terms of money savings, convenience, and security.
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
This is the general guidelines we follow when it comes to a rekeying service call:
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.
We are still not done with the job once we have completed this process. It's also essential to test the new lock and key combination to ensure that they work as expected. We want you to feel safe wherever you happen to be, whether it's at home with your family, driving on the freeway, or leading a board meeting at work. The cost of rekeying a lock is so minimal compared to what you receive in return. Please Call us to request service and know that we look forward to working with you soon.