House And Room Lockout Services
Rekeying means removing the pins and springs in the lock cylinder and replacing them with new pins and springs. Of course, this would also suggest using a new key. Why would someone need to Rekey?
The most often used reason to rekey locks is to maintain control when someone changes possession of a property. However, many times keys are lost or stolen, and sometimes you or a family member may have given a key to someone you wish you hadn’t. It is an unacceptably uncomfortable feeling to have a key, to the essential things in your life, just floating around in a stranger’s possession. Rekeying is a non-expensive option that will help ensure that persons you don’t want having access to your home, will no longer have access.
Once we went on vacation and came home to find the friend of our daughter making a party in our house. When he had stayed with us for a couple of days, months prior, he was given a key for his convenience and never returned it. We all forgot about it, but he clearly remembered. We immediately rekeyed, because we were happy with our current lock and it was in good condition. The rekeying improved the function of our lock.
One of our most regularly performed services is car key extraction Services, removing broken keys from ignitions, car doors, and all other types of doors. The truth is in most cases; thankfully, the answer is No. Our Service Professionals know how and are equipped with the tools to extract the pieces out of the lock in the most efficient manner. Our years of experience have taught us how.
In most cases rekeying is less expensive than changing a lock, but there are many reasons you may want to change nevertheless. One of these reasons is that you may want to change your door lock for aesthetic reasons. Another reason could be to upgrade your existing home security or if you decide that you would like your home to have matching keys.
The Right Choice Locksmith technician can help you determine the best choices to fit your decisions. Our highly trained professional technicians are honest and fair, and efficient. Consulting with a professional locksmith may be the best way to determine if you need a new lock or a rekey. Our trustworthy, highly trained technicians, will help you with whatever you decide to do, Rekey, or Lock Replacement.
Other popular questions posed by our customers:
Rekeying does not affect the security of your lock in any way.
Rekeying can be used not only to retire an old key but also to match the locks so that they use the same key throughout the entire house. Of course, this is a great convenience and its good to know that in situations where there are several, or even one lock which is not compatible to match the key, in such a case The Right Choice Locksmith can change that specific lock.
Yes. All locks come with a built-in system to enable them to be rekeyed. However, each lock is different and may require specific tools to accomplish the rekey process. For example, different companies, such as "Medeco, or "Mul-T-Lock need their own set of tools, as well as key pins.
Yes. To rekey a lock, the locksmith must have the matching key. In such cases where the key is not available, the locksmith has to pick open the lock which can incur additional charges.