New Orleans LOCK CHANGE SERVICES FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
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.
One of the major incidents requires a lock change is a forced break-in that damages the lock. Other times, the locks on your most commonly used doors can wear down. In both of these situations, a lock change will offer you the best protection.
If the damage to your lock was caused by a burglary, robbery, or other forced entry, you will most likely want a complete lock replacement. Another reason for a lock change is serious wear on highly used doors that can limit the efficiency of your lock. Because your door is integral to your home security, it's important to make the choice that provides you the best protection.
How long will it take to replace my lock?
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.
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 a lock change damage my door?
Almost never. The qualified locksmiths have the highest standards and work carefully to make sure your door maintains its current condition.
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!
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 you know you need 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.
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.
We encourage customers to err on the side of caution and replace locks in cases like this. You do not want to open yourself up to a potential crime if you can simply replace the lock and put your mind at ease.
If you watch for warning signs, you might be able to avoid a lock replacement. Be attentive to things like rusted locks. Another thing to pay attention to when you find yourself struggling to unlock or lock your door, even when you are using the correct key. This is sometimes more apparent on cold nights. In that case, you need to service, repair, or replace your lock right away so you don't run the risk of locking yourself out.
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.
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.
Most of these locks also have an option that allows you to open the door with the key in case you forget the combination or identification number. You can also have the option to change your combination if you think it has been compromised, rather than having to rekey the lock.
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.
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