Portland EXPERT LOCK REKEY SERVICE
Are you looking to save money on replacing a lock? Consider contacting us to have it rekeyed instead. Our experienced locksmiths can rekey the door locks for your car or any door of your home.
How do I know if it's possible to rekey the lock or if I should replace it instead?
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.
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 time estimate to have my lock rekeyed?
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.
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.
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:
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
If you need one or more of these services, feel free to call us any time of the day or night. We will send a locksmith to your location within minutes of taking your call.
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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
Replacing a lock on one or more doors of your home can be costly. Why not save yourself money by contacting our company and requesting that we rekey your locks instead? We work with all types and brands of locks for your convenience.
Office rekeying services
It's important to rekey your office locks when ownership changes hands or a problem employee leaves the company. You have probably read or heard about several tragic situations when a fired or disgruntled employee comes back to take revenge on anyone in sight by becoming unruly and violent. Fortunately, that person can't cause such widespread damage if he or she can't get past the front door. It's also an excellent idea to rekey the locks if a partner leaves the business.
Rekeying locks saves money
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.
One way that you save money on rekeying your locks that you might not have considered is the prevention of break-ins of your car, home, or office. You can rest easier knowing that you have the most secure lock possible protecting the things most important to you. We always come prepared to every job with a fully stocked service van so our technicians don't have to waste any time getting started with rekeying your lock.
The process of rekeying a lock
Here are the steps involved in rekeying a lock for your home, office, or car:
Place a wire instrument into the lock's knob hole to keep it pushed down and then pull on it to remove the knob from the door; Remove the cylinder's upper ring and set it aside; Take the plug out of the lock cylinder and hold it together with the plug follower until it's out completely and ensure that the cylinder doesn't dislodge the pins and springs; Look for the color code of each pin and insert them by code to put the lock back together.
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.