What does it mean to re-key a lock? Re-keying a lock is the process of changing the tumblers of a lock cylinder with tumblers of different sizes. So when a lock is re-keyed, a new key which coincides with the new tumblers is needed to open the lock. A locksmith can re-key your locks for a significantly lower cost than full replacement of the lock itself. So if your current locks are in good shape why spend the money and time on unnecessary replacements!
Another advantage is the amount of time needed to re-key vs replace
How long will it take a locksmith to re-key my home? It takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to re-key a single lock, multiply that by the number of locks and you have got the time it should take to re-key your entire home or business. It should be noted that a locksmith can easily re-key multiple locks in the time it takes to install a brand new lock.
How long will it take a locksmith to replace my entire lock?
When replacing a lock a lot depends on the job itself. The quality of door which the lock is being installed in. The type of lock being removed and the new lock being installed. Generally without complications it could take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to replace a lock.
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