Lock rekeying (sometimes called “changing the locks”) is the process of giving your lock a new key combination, so only a new key can open it. Some experts recommend rekeying your locks every few years. However, there are specific instances when it is always a good idea to rekey your lock:
- If you have lost your key
- If too many others have had access to your key in the past
- When you have recently had a breakup, or someone has moved out.
- If you’re moving into a new home
- When your key has been in the hands of housekeeping or construction teams
- When a property owner no longer employs or wants to continue to provide access to their home or business to a key holder.
In these cases, the lock is still perfectly functional and doesn’t need replacement, which is more costly. We can change components of the lock, so that old keys no longer work. Then, we make keys for the rekeyed locks, and the service is complete.
Essentially, it is recommended that you consider lock rekeying any time the keys have spent time away from your control. Remember, it takes only 30 minutes for someone to make as many copies of your key as they want, and a “do not copy” warning rarely stops them. The more people who have had access to your key in the past, the more you should consider a rekeying service.
Rekey Lock Service
ZM Locksmith is a full-service mobile locksmith business that provides rekey lock service as well as a complete line-up of locksmith services designed for commercial, residential, and auto customers. Our certified and insured locksmiths serve the city of Sacramento, CA, and other surrounding communities. We pair old-fashioned customer service with the best practices our industry offers. You can rely on our professionalism and outstanding workmanship to fulfill all your locksmith needs.
ZM Locksmith features highly-trained locksmiths who specialize in lock rekeying. We rekey house locks, deadbolts, knob locks, and can make keys for rekeyed locks. Our rates are affordable, and our technicians are dedicated to providing the best-quality service.
Benefits of Lock Rekeying
While replacing a lock may have its advantages, in most scenarios, lock rekeying will be the way to go. Some of the reasons why lock rekeying is such an advantageous option are because: