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The Process of Rekeying Lock Cylinders

The Process of Rekeying Lock Cylinders

Is it time for a new key? Maybe you’ve recently moved into a previously owned home. Perhaps you’re a landlord whose tenants have just left. Or, you might simply want to change out your locks periodically for an added layer of home protection. Either way, rekeying services is an excellent way to get new keys without the need to install a completely new lock or doorknob. At QuickPro Locksmith, we have performed countless rekeying services for Atlanta are home and business owners. Many people wonder how the rekeying process works, either because they want to try to do the job themselves, or because they are simply curious about how it’s done. If that sounds like you, keep reading and you’ll learn exactly how the process is completed. 

Steps for Successfully Rekeying a Lock Cylinder

If you decide to attempt the DIY approach, here are the steps you will need to take in order to rekey your locks:

Purchase the correct rekeying kit from your local hardware store, or directly from the manufacturer if possible.

  • Remove the doorknob from the door.
  • Take off the retainer ring.
  • Remove the plugs from the cylinder.
  • Replace with the new plugs according to the directions.
  • Reassemble the lock and doorknob and test to ensure the job was done properly. 

Repeat the steps if necessary until the lock functions well.

Reasons to Hire a Locksmith in Atlanta for Your Next Rekeying Service

While it is possible to rekey some cylinders using a kit, there are many reasons why property owners choose to hire a professional locksmith to do the job. First, not all locks have kits available for purchase, and an experienced locksmith doesn’t need a kit in order to perform the service. Also, many people are uncomfortable with the idea of taking apart their lock and doorknob, because they risk breaking or damaging the lock. Also, when you consider the costs of the kit and the possibility of having to purchase a new lock altogether, it could add up to be more expensive and time consuming than hiring a professional would have been. The professionals at QuickPro Locksmith for instance are highly trained, and have the correct tools and equipment to rekey almost any pin and tumbler lock, even high security or specialized models. A mobile locksmith can perform the task without harming your locks, and they can do it quickly and affordably, allowing you to devote more attention to other priorities without worry.

We Provide 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Services in Atlanta, GA and Nearby Cities

Many locksmith companies don’t offer services after normal business hours. However, the experts at QuickPro Locksmith understand that many lock problems arise before or after work, or on the weekend. That’s why our team of residential and commercial locksmiths in Atlanta and nearby cities, offer 24/7 emergency assistance. The next time you need last minute lockout assistance, lock changes or rekeying services, call our experts and we’ll come to the rescue when no matter what time it is. 

Do You Need a Quality, Professional Rekeying Service in Atlanta? Call QuickPro Locksmith 

If you’re ready for your next rekeying service, lock change or high security lock installation, call the professionals at QuickPro Locksmith. Our friendly customer care team are ready to answer all your questions and can also help schedule a convenient appointment with one of our residential or commercial Atlanta locksmiths.