If you find that you had accidentally locked yourself out of your house, take a second to think about other people or family members that might have a spare. If there isn't anyone you can think of, give us a call and we will be there in no time to get you back in your home safely. Do not break a window to get in your home. Not only can you hurt yourself but it might be a double pane widow, costing you even more money!
Having your home rekeyed is very important when purchasing a new home. You have no idea who has lived there that might have a key, and they might have made other people keys to that home. Not only that there are all kinds of people coming in the home before it was sold. Be smart and have your home rekeyed and duplicate keys made as well.
When a lock is rekeyed, the locksmith replaces the existing pins and springs with new pins and springs. After restructuring the pins, the locksmith will create you a new key to match the new combination. With this method, you will be able to keep your existing hardware. The only noticeable difference, is that you will have a brand new key or keys to go to the rekeyed lock. Sometimes when rekeying locks, the technician may notice that the condition of the locks are old or about to fail and suggest new locks. If your key is not turning the technician may just need to lubricate the lock in order to stay in a working condition. There are many instances where the initial lock was not installed correctly and just needed to be adjusted. A lot of times, this is the case and the customer will not need the locks rekeyed.
If your locks are old or outdated, we recommend having your locks changed. This is a bit more pricey, but if your locks are in a bad condition you will need to replace them soon regardless.
Rekeying locks is not an easy process unless you are a licensed and certified locksmith with experience. With new locks installed you will have a piece of mind that no one else has a copy of your key and the ability to get inside of your home.