Rekeying a lock is described in other terms as changing the locks, re-pinning locks, re-tumbling locks, recoding locks, or changing the keys. All of these terms reflect the same idea, which is to take a lock and a working key and change the pins inside the lock to match up to a different key combination.
It is almost always cheaper to rekey your existing locks rather than installing new locks. When installing a new lock, the homeowner will incur the cost of the lock, the rekeying of the lock (if the lock needs to be keyed to other locks), and the installation of the lock.
Here at Quality Locksmith Service, we sell, service, and install most any kind of residential hardware. Even if you have purchased it on your own, we are more than happy to do the installation for you.
As a consumer, it can sometimes be difficult for you to find a reputable locksmith. In this day and age, there is an ever increasing amount of “professional” locksmiths. It is important when searching for a locksmith to check if the company is bonded, insured, years of service, local, accreditations, and references. Quality Locksmith Service has been a local family business for over thirty years. We are members of the BBB and ALOA Locksmith Organization. Minnesota does not require locksmiths to be licensed, but we are bonded and fully insured. It is our goal to give our customers the best service possible with up front pricing, competitive rates, and professional, prompt, honest, and reliable service.
When this type of problem occurs, it usually means that the lockset is worn, stripped out, or the tailpiece is broken. Sometimes the lock can be repaired, but if it cannot be repaired, then one of our trained technicians can supply and install a new lockset.
Yes, most residential house keys have a 5-6 digit number stamped on the key. This number is associated with the lock cylinder coding. We can plug that number into a machine and originate a factory cut key.