Memphis RESIDENTIAL LOCK CHANGE SERVICE
Do you need to change the locks on your home? We offer top-notch residential lock changes 24 hours a day. If you need locks changed in the metro area, trust our locksmiths to do the job quickly, correctly, and at an affordable price. We are the recognized lock change experts in this State.
Why do we have to replace my lock instead of repairing 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.
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?
A lock change might seem like a big project to you, but it actually is a fairly quick project. Our locksmiths are highly skilled and experienced, and they have done numerous lock changes for customers like you. Changing a lock can most often be completed in approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Of course, that time may vary according to the exact project specifications, such as what kind of lock is being replaced, and what it is being replaced with.
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 the process of changing locks?
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?
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!
Depending upon the type of door and lock you currently have, it might necessary to make small alterations to accommodate the smart lock. Our highly skilled locksmiths can do that for you.
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.
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.
Locks that break during external force are proof that you needed a better lock solution for your home. A high-quality lock should not be easy to break. Even if the break-in was not successful (we hope that's the case for you), there can still be internal damage that causes deficiencies. That means you might not be as safe as you felt when the lock kept someone out. As a matter of fact, locks that have been compromised are easier to pick and break. So, if this has happened to you, call us as soon as possible and we'll be there.
There are certain events that will almost always require a lock change. A forced entry that damages a lock is one of those. We know it's frightening when this happens, so we will be there for you to get you a better lock.
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.
If you have been the unfortunate victim of a break-in or a robbery, you will definitely want to replace the locks on the doors of your home. There is no bigger wake-up call for homeowners that something must be done with their locks.
If someone broke in, it shows the locks were not strong enough to stop a burglary of your home. And if criminals were able to bypass the locks, they are likely significantly damaged. If someone forced your door open your locks are now probably damaged beyond repair.
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.
We also suggest you maintain your locks or hire us to help you with that task. Proper maintenance can extend the life of your lock and make sure it remains in good working order. Making sure your locks and doors are solid is one of the best things you can do as a homeowner to protect your home and family.
Even with proper maintenance, a lock can fail. In most cases, that will require a lock replacement.
Can I use a smart lock?
If you're one of those people who seems to be constantly losing their keys, you might want to consider switching to a smart lock that uses combinations and pin pads, rather than standard keys. These are a great option for people who don't want to keep track of keys or who have multiple people who need access to the house throughout the day.
If you happen to forget the passcodes, you can reset them. That's better than the alternative if you lose your keys, and you have to rekey or replace your locks.
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.
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.