When To Replace a Door Lock

Door Lock Replacement

We put things off. Procrastination is part of human nature. But one thing you shouldn’t delay, and that is assuring that you are safe and secure. Keys and locks are so routine in our lives, because we use them every day and multiple times a day. So we take them for granted. However, there are times in which that type of procrastination is bad:

  • When you’ve been broken into – In terms of security, this should be treated like an emergency, because thieves will return to the scene; maybe not right away, but when you and your insurance company have had time to replace those valuables. If your lock has been picked, get it re-keyed. Re-keying is the simple process of reworking the insides - or taking the lock apart – to make it works with another key. If your door has been kicked open, get a lock with a stronger bolt and more secure strike plate. If the bolt was sawed through, a lock with a bigger bolt, or  even a drop bolt may be in order. Even if the burglar didn’t come through the door, you should consider a security system with lights or surveillance.

A lock's age makes a difference

  • When your lock is old or out of date – The lock is loose or of a lower grade of security. Crooks prey on those situations.
  • The key is harder to operate - The lock has gotten old enough to where you have to jiggle the key to make it work. Don’t wait until you break the key off. Go ahead and make sure the key and/or lock aren’t too worn. Check them out and replace them.
  • You have lost a key – Anyone could have that key and take advantage of it. Don’t wait; get the lock re-keyed or replaced.
  • At the office, you’ve had a lot of turnover – After a period of time, any business has workers come and go. Sometimes they don’t turn in their key. At some point you don’t how many keys are out there. Go ahead and get your locks changed or re-keyed.

When in doubt, check us out

 At 24/7 Nationwide Locksmiths, we have the knowledge and experience to take a look at your security situation, and tell you exactly what you need. Give us a call, and we’ll come out immediately or by appointment. We love making new friends, so we give our new customers a special discount on any work. Call us now – not later – and we’ll get to work making you, your possessions and your loved ones more safe and secure.

What Customers Say About Us

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Mark G.
Crockett Blvd

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Wilshire Blvd

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98th Street

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