Rekey Locks NW Washington, DC

Rekey Locks NW Washington, DC

Project Description

A homeowner in Washington, DC, had been dealing with their French door's lock problem for days. It had finally reached the point where the lock would not open anymore, even with the right key. So they called MacArthur Locks & Doors for a lockout service, and our locksmith arrived at once. After checking, our locksmith found that wear and tear weakened the Baldwin handleset pin tumbler springs. Good thing these expensive locks are rekeyable. That meant the client did not need to stress over finding a new one. The best part was our locksmith could finish rekeying the lock in about ten minutes with the right tools to rekey locks. We also coated the lock with graphite dry lubricant and polished the whole lock assembly. The homeowner was very happy with the results—their problem fixed and the old lock restored. They were very grateful for our fast response, which meant they did not have to stay locked out for long.

We all know the feeling of walking up to our front door, key in hand, only to find that it will not fit into the lock. It is a frustrating and stressful experience, especially when we are locked out at the wee or late hours of the day. However, even the most skilled locksmiths need rekeying services occasionally. So you do not have to feel bad next time it happens to you.

What Rekeying Is and Why You May Need It

Professional locksmiths all across the United States offer rekeying services to clients who have broken or lost their keys and need to replace their current keys with new ones. For instance, when you have a deadbolt lock in your home's front door, you likely need a locksmith to rekey the lock. Rekeying is a process that changes the pins within the lock so that it is no longer compatible with the old key. This procedure will ensure that your doors are secured again to prevent unauthorized entry. Most importantly, we save all old keys when we replace old ones with new ones. Of course, we will gladly return them to you anytime you wish.

Reasons Why You Need to Rekey Your Locks

  • One is the possibility that you misplaced your key and did not want someone else to locate it and use it to enter your home.
  • Another reason is if you have experienced a break-in and the burglar attempted or succeeded in stealing your keys. In this situation, it is best to rekey all your locks immediately to prevent the thief from returning and trying again.
  • Last but not least, it is usually a good idea to rekey the locks for security reasons if you've moved into a new house or workplace, even if you still have the key.

    Rekeying is a quick and easy way to change your locks without replacing the entire locking mechanism. This process involves changing the pins inside the lock cylinder so that a new key can open the lock. Rekeying is often done when you move into a new home or office or when you want to change your locks for security purposes.

    When Should You Replace Your Locks?

    There are several reasons why changing your lock is a good idea. 

  • Upgrading to a more secure system, such as electronic or fingerprint locks, you can increase the security of your home. 
  • Changing your lock can be a way to refresh the look of your home, for example, by choosing a new design or color.
  • Finally, changing your lock may be necessary to use one key for all the locks in your home, especially when they are from different brands or have different keyholes.

    Final Thoughts

    Rekeying a lock is often more affordable than replacing the entire lock. It is because you only need to replace the key pins, which are relatively inexpensive. However, rekeying a lock is a procedure that requires in-depth learning and the right equipment and tools. Rekeying a lock alone can be expensive, time-consuming, and risky without proper training. Therefore, it is always best to contract a highly reputable and highly regarded residential locksmith to avoid such risks.

    Lock Rekey DC

    Do you need an expert residential lock rekey DC service? Regardless of your specific needs, MacArthur Locks & Doors is the name you can trust! We offer a lock rekey service to help you keep unwanted guests out of your home. Our locksmiths are experienced and certified to rekey all locks, including standard, residential, and commercial doors. We also offer a lockout service so you can get inside your home quickly and safely. Whether you need a new key made or your locks rekeyed, we have the expertise and equipment to get the job done professionally. So call us now to get started!

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