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?
Some customers think they can simply repair their locks. That might be an option if there is no internal damage. But if your lock is severely damaged, replacing it is the best choice. The qualified technicians at We can examine your lock and give you their professional advice about your lock change.
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 it take to replace my lock?
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.
It will take much less time if you decide to simply swap out the old lock with the same model. The door is already adjusted for that kind of lock, so it's a quick installation process. If you want to change the kind of lock you use, it could take a little more time. But not to worry, our locksmiths can easily make the minor alterations required to accommodate the new lock of your choice.
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!
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 the time is right for a lock change?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Our team of highly skilled professional locksmiths are here to help you. Whether you are having a crisis or want to talk about lock change options, we are the ones to trust. Contact us any time.
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