At Affordable Locksmith we have serviced literally thousands of residential customers. We work with many realtors as well as homeowners and builders Rekeying is generally the bulk of the services requested. Here is a breakdown on what is involved with rekeying a home
Many folks call and ask for a price to replace their locks when in reality, they are really needing a "rekey" We generate a new key for your home by code on a special key cutting machine. We then remove all of your existing locks. We disassemble the lock cylinder and discard all the old pins ( the part the key pushes up and down ) New pins are installed that match the new cut key and the lock cylinder is inspected, tested ,and lubricated and the lock is then reinstalled back on your door. This procedure guarantees that the old key no longer works and also can cures many problems with sticking keys or stubborn locks.
Reasons for rekeying a residence could be the purchase of a new home, locks that are not operating properly, different keys for every door in the house, lost keys, need for additional locks or possibly a domestic situation. Scheduling a home rekey is requested but not required. In many cases, we can provide same day service