Lock Rekeying or Replacing – Which Option is Best?

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Omaha-Homeowners-Need-to-Have-Deadbolts-LocksLock rekeying is one of the many services we offer. Replacing locks is another service that we provide to our customers on a regular basis. Since these services can seem quite similar, we get a lot of questions about which one is best. The answer actually depends on the situation. While they definitely have some similarities, once you finish reading this post, it will be much easier for you to decide which one is right for your specific needs.

The Basics of Replacing a Lock

If a lock gets damaged, it’s important to understand that fixing it is the only way to avoid creating a potential security risk or any additional problems. That’s why you should deal with this issue as soon as possible. Promptly dealing with it raises the question of whether to rekey or replace. In the event of a lock that’s actually damaged, replacing it is almost always going to be your best bet.

By opting to replace a lock that’s damaged, you won’t have to worry about any lingering problems. It’s also worth noting that a lock doesn’t always have to be damaged in order for replacing it to make sense. A good example of this is if a front or other exterior door has a lock other than a deadbolt on it. While the existing lock may technically function fine, replacing it with a deadbolt is the only way to truly secure that door.

Understanding When Lock Rekeying is Best

As we covered above, a door without a proper deadbolt or one that has a damaged lock are scenarios when you should go with a replacement. On the other hand, if your front door has a deadbolt that’s in great shape but you haven’t ever had anything done to it since moving into your home, lock rekeying is a very good idea.

In this situation, rekeying your front door will ensure that there aren’t any keys to your front door that are out in the world without your knowledge. By updating your existing lock and then pairing it with a new key cut, you’ll have peace of mind in regards to the integrity of your front door lock.

Big Red Locksmiths Can Help with Lock Rekeying or Replacement: (402) 554-0499

Whether you still have any questions about these services or you know which one is right for you and want to have it done as soon as possible, Big Red Locksmiths is here to help you. We’re always happy to answer any questions our customers may have, and take a lot of pride in the fact that we do quality work for fair prices. We provide lock rekeying and replacement for Omaha business owners as well.

We also offer a number of related services, including key makes for cars, key fobs, door hardware, safe repair and door closer replacement. So for all your home and auto locksmith needs, the number to call is (402) 554-0499.


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