Chicago RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER LOCK CHANGES
If you are in need of a lock change at your home, look no further than us Our highly skilled locksmiths serve our neighbors and customers throughout the metro area around the clock. We are confident you will appreciate our care and great work whenever you need us. Don't hesitate to call us with any questions about lock changes. You can reach us day or night.
How do I know if we have to replace or repair my lock?
Our highly skilled professional locksmiths are trained to answer that question for you. You might be able to replace your lock if there is minimal damage that has not compromised the internal integrity of the lock.
This can be the case when damage results from an external force (such as an attempted burglary or a break-in). Sometimes the locks on well-used doors simply break down over time. When that happens, the best solution to secure your home is a lock change.
How long does a lock replacement take?
How long will this lock replacement take?
One of our experienced locksmiths should be able to change your lock in about 20 to 30 minutes. It might take more or less time depending upon the type of lock you had and the new lock you want to be installed.
It will take much less time if you decide to simply swap out the old lock with the same model. The door is already adjusted for that kind of lock, so it's a quick installation process. If you want to change the kind of lock you use, it could take a little more time. But not to worry, our locksmiths can easily make the minor alterations required to accommodate the new lock of your choice.
Will a lock change damage my door?
Definitely not! There is no reason a standard lock change should cause any damage to your door. Our experienced locksmiths take utmost care to protect the integrity of the locks and doors they work on.
Do I need to change my door if I want to replace my old lock with a smart lock?
In most cases, you can replace your traditional lock with a smart lock using the same door. Many of the smart locks available today fit easily into the doors already in place. Our locksmiths might have to make some small alternations in order for a new smart lock to fit the existing door, but a new door will not be needed – unless you want one!
These smart locks also offer great flexibility. If you happen to forget the combination, it's a cinch to reset it. That is a lot easier than having to rekey or change locks in the event of lost keys. But if you still like using a key, there are models that allow that as well.
How do I know it's time to replace or change my lock?
Most customers who call us found it obvious something was wrong with their locks. Either it was damaged during an incident such as a burglary, or their keys no longer opened the door.
Don't delay. Once you notice the problem, you are putting the access to your home at risk. We are here to help you figure out why your lock is not working – and fix it.
If there wasn't a forced entry incident that caused the damage, it's likely the lock has worn out over time. You might not know locks can wear out because of extended use, but it's possible. We are happy to assess your lock and determine what can be done to repair or replace it.
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Your door is one of the most critical parts of your house, and you know it's important that the door and lock function properly. One of the best ways to ensure the security of your home and belongings is a trustworthy lock. If you have any reason to believe the lock has been compromised, call us for a professional opinion.
We advise customers to call as soon as they notice something is wrong, so our professional locksmiths can get to work before it's too late. Taking care of a worn-out lock sooner rather than later can save money on replacement and improve your home's security. We have known customers who waited too long after noticing a problem, and as a result, had to deal with more significant and costly damage and repairs.
Another reason to think about changing your locks if when your keys have been lost or stolen. If a purse or car was stolen with keys in it, that leaves you vulnerable to someone using those keys to enter your home.
We encourage customers to err on the side of caution and replace locks in cases like this. You do not want to open yourself up to a potential crime if you can simply replace the lock and put your mind at ease.
There are some things to watch for that could keep a lock replacement at bay. If you see a lock is rusting, or if you have to jiggle the key too much to get it to unlock, you need to have your lock looked at by a professional locksmith.
Don't wait if you suspect any problems with your lock, or you could put the security of your home at risk. Worn-down or damaged locks are more susceptible to picking or breaking. If you pay attention to these situations and seek guidance , we will repair or change your lock.
Having a secure lock and door is essential. That's why you should not hesitate to call at the first sign of trouble. Waiting too long to address a broken lock definitely can lead to bigger problems.
The force that must be used to break in a locked door usually damages the internal mechanics of a lock or the lock itself. A damaged lock puts you at a higher risk of being victimized again. Also, mechanical failures as a result of a break-in could result in malfunctions that could leave you locked out of your own home.
Another thing we advise is to properly maintain your locks. That's one way to makes sure they last a long time. Professional maintenance can also help you recognize any changes in the lock structure that require attention.
Even with proper maintenance, a lock can fail. In most cases, that will require a lock replacement.
Can I use a smart lock?
Many people like the ease and efficiency of smart locks that use combinations and pin pads instead of keys. If you or someone in your family tend to misplace their keys, this could be a great choice for you. If you ever have trouble remember the secret codes, they can be reset. That's a lot easier than having to rekey locks.
Most of these locks also have an option that allows you to open the door with the key in case you forget the combination or identification number. You can also have the option to change your combination if you think it has been compromised, rather than having to rekey the lock.
One of our experienced locksmiths can be contacted at any time by calling us. We answer 24-hours-a-day in case of emergency, or you can call during regular business hours. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to answer questions and schedule a visit to your home.
You can rest assured; our qualified locksmiths use the highest quality parts and offer outstanding service. We will be honest and up-front about costs and labor before we begin any work. We will give you the complete price – which we believe is the most reasonable in the State.. Don't worry about any extra or hidden fees. We'll provide a detailed estimate that answers all your questions.
Along with our talented locksmiths, we take great pride in using only the highest quality products and equipment. We look forward to providing you the highest level of service. Our trustworthy locksmiths are here to help you with all your lock change needs.