Cincinnati 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.
No matter what the circumstances, let our locksmiths give you their professional recommendation on whether to repair or replace.
How long will this lock replacement take?
We pride ourselves on prompt service. The qualified locksmiths at We can usually change a lock in as little as 20 to 30 minutes. The exact time depends upon the lock that was damaged and the lock you want to install.
It's must faster if you choose the same kind of lock, as we know it will fit the door of the lock we are removing. If you want to go with a different model, we can make the small adjustments necessary to accommodate the new lock. That may add a little time to the job.
Will my door be damaged in the process of changing locks?
There should be no damage to your door from this process. The highly skilled professional locksmiths take great care to ensure your door looks just like it did when we leave.
Do I need to change my door if I want to replace my old lock with a smart lock?
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!
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 you know you need a lock change?
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.
Don't delay. Once you notice the problem, you are putting the access to your home at risk. We are here to help you figure out why your lock is not working – and fix it.
We don't want to alarm you, but you should know that as soon as you realize your lock is damaged or somehow compromised, you are opening yourself up to security risks. We don't want to see that happen to you. Call us today.
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Signs your lock is ready for a 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.
There are some warning signs that might help you avoid a lock replacement and allow for repair. Pay attention to locks that look rusty or keys that don't seem to work anymore in the lock. Especially when it is cold outside, locks sometimes show their deficits. You don't want to end up locked out on one of those cold nights, so be sure to consult us to see if we can repair your lock.
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.
There are some things to watch for that could keep a lock replacement at bay. If you see a lock is rusting, or if you have to jiggle the key too much to get it to unlock, you need to have your lock looked at by a professional locksmith.
Don't wait if you suspect any problems with your lock, or you could put the security of your home at risk. Worn-down or damaged locks are more susceptible to picking or breaking. If you pay attention to these situations and seek guidance , we will repair or change your lock.
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.
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?
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.
If some people prefer the traditional key entry, many of the smart locks available offer that ability as well.
One of our experienced locksmiths can be contacted at any time by calling us. We answer 24-hours-a-day in case of emergency, or you can call during regular business hours. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to answer questions and schedule a visit to your home.
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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