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Common Rekeying Questions

If you’re considering rekeying your home locks, but not really sure of where to start? Our team of experts at San Francisco Door & Lock is here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about lock rekey, and to guide you through the entire process.

Can this lock be rekeyed or does it need to be replaced?

Rekeying is often the more practical and cost-effective option when updating the security of a home. Professional locksmiths are experienced in successfully rekeying locks, with simple jobs taking just minutes. When there is damage to an integral part of a lock or if a brand new lock is desired, replacement may be necessary.

How long does rekeying take?

The time taken for a successful rekeying job depends on how experienced you are in disassembling and than reassembling lock mechanisms, and also with the type of lock being serviced. Our team of experienced locksmiths provides efficient, accurate, fast, and effective lock rekey service.

Can I try to rekey my own lock?

It is absolutely not recommended that individuals attempt to DIY lock rekey their own locks as they can make more damage than get a good result. Professional locksmiths have undergone extensive training in order to safely perform successful jobs. Again, attempting rekeying your locks by yourself is not recommended!

Should I get my locks rekeyed if I just moved into a new home?

When moving into a new home, it is always advised that you get your locks rekeyed. This will guarantee that no one else has access to your property or family members without your knowledge, as it’s possible that master pins remain in the lock even after multiple users have had keys cut for them. To ensure complete safety and peace of mind, our team at San Francisco Door & Lock can provide quick, cost-effective and professional service upon your move-in date – contact us today for more information!

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