Residential Lock Replacement FAQs
Can’t I Just Repair My Locks Instead?
Sometimes locks are unfortunately beyond repair. This is usually due to wear and tear of the hardware over time, or mishandling of the lock. When we arrive at your location, we will always assess the situation and go through options with you, whether that entails repairs or replacement. We can only repair locks when the internal components are not damaged.
Is A Lock Replacement A Lengthy Process?
With Star Locks, it doesn’t need to be. With less experienced locksmith services, the process can be fairly lengthy. However, we will strive to replace your locks as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Naturally, if you are having the same lock installed as the one that is broken, we will be able to complete the job a lot quicker, as the door will already have all of the fixtures needed to simply complete a straightforward lock switch. When switching to a new lock model, be prepared for the replacement to take some extra time.
Will There Be Any Lasting Damage?
That’s the great part – we are trained and experienced in the locksmith field, so we will not leave any damage to your door during your lock replacement. We will treat your doors and locks with care to ensure that they are as good as new by the time we have finished!
How Can I Tell Exactly If I Need To Change My Lock(s)?
There’s no exact way to tell unless a professional assesses the situation. Star Locks offers a 24/7 service, and can come out to your location and offer you our professional opinion. If we decide that we need to replace the lock, we can complete this job for you then and there, on the spot.
When Should I Think About Changing My Locks?
You may be considering changing your locks for a number of reasons. Star Locks recommends replacing your locks any time you and your family have:
- Moved into a new home
- Recently suffered a burglary or intrusion
- Lost track of who has a key
- Noticed wear & tear of the lock hardware
…or any other reason! Changing the locks is always a great way to improve the security of your home without spending thousands of dollars on expensive home security systems.