Louisville RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER LOCK CHANGES
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we have to replace my lock instead of repairing it?
Our highly skilled professional locksmiths are trained to answer that question for you. You might be able to replace your lock if there is minimal damage that has not compromised the internal integrity of the lock.
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 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?
Almost never. The qualified locksmiths have the highest standards and work carefully to make sure your door maintains its current condition.
Can I replace my old lock with a smart lock on the same door?
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.
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.
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.
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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Your door is one of the most critical parts of your house, and you know it's important that the door and lock function properly. One of the best ways to ensure the security of your home and belongings is a trustworthy lock. If you have any reason to believe the lock has been compromised, call us for a professional opinion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Great question! For many customers, smart locks provide an easy and secure way to enter and lock your home. Using combinations and pin pads instead of keys, smart locks are a great choice for those forgetful family members who can't keep track of their keys.
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.
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.
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.