Cincinnati LOCK CHANGE SERVICES FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
There are many reasons homeowners might need to change their locks. Whatever your reason, We offer high-quality lock change service at any hour of the day or night. Our trusted technicians serve our customers 24 hours a day. If you need locks changed in the metro area, we offer reliable, honest, and prompt service.
Can you repair my lock, or do you have to replace it?
While repairing a lock may seem like a less expensive option, sometimes there is no choice but to change the locks completely. If none of the internal components have been damaged, it might be possible to repair it, but if the lock is damaged beyond repair, you will need to replace it.
However, if your lock has sustained major damage, it must be replaced. Our locksmiths will be able to give you an answer after they have surveyed the damage.
If the damage to your lock was caused by a burglary, robbery, or other forced entry, you will most likely want a complete lock replacement. Another reason for a lock change is serious wear on highly used doors that can limit the efficiency of your lock. Because your door is integral to your home security, it's important to make the choice that provides you the best protection.
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.
Of course, it is quicker if you choose the same lock model, because the door is already primed for that installation. If you choose a different model, we may need to make minor changes to your door, which could take just a little bit longer.
Will my door be damaged in a lock change?
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.
Is a smart lock a good choice for my lock change?
A smart lock might be a great option for you. It's usually an easy switch to change out locks using a smart lock. These types of locks employ combinations and pin pads, rather than relying solely on keys like traditional locks.
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?
You will usually notice right away if your lock is not working properly or has suffered damage. Sometimes it is an unexpected incident, or it can be the extended use over time that causes problems. If you notice damage, or if you key is not fitting properly, give us a call and we will find out what is wrong and remedy the problem.
Please call us as soon as you are alerted to a problem with your lock. Sometimes we can avoid a more expensive lock change if we get to the problem right away. If it's possible to repair the lock, we will do so.
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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Signs You Might Need a Lock Change
Did you know that damaged locks make you more susceptible to burglary? It is easier to pick and break locks that are already compromised. If you see these signs, call us as soon as possible.
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.
If your lock was broken during a break-in, that proves you need a stronger lock. If someone used force to break through the lock, it will likely need a complete lock change. Such force can cause internal damage that renders the locks useless. Also keep in mind that even if you don't see the damage, the lock could fail and leave you locked out of your house.
You might also consider a lock change if you had keys stolen. we urge caution to prevent someone who has the keys from entering your home. In that case, we recommend a lock change to give you peace of mind.
Sometimes failing locks are hardest to open in cold weather, and you don't want to be left outside because your lock has completely stopped working and your key won't work.
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.
If someone broke in without damaging the lock or door, you should consider whether your keys were compromised in the burglary. We believe it's best to assume that your keys could fall into the hands of someone who shouldn't have them. In that case, we recommend changing the locks on all your doors.
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.
We have a staff of qualified locksmiths on call at all times. Call us, whether it is an emergency or a routine question. We'll be out to visit you at your home as soon as we can.
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.
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