HOUSE LOCK REPAIR
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN REPAIRING YOUR LOCK
Repairing a lock will usually involve replacing parts or making adjustments to your current lock. Cost, security, efficacy and value should all be carefully considered when making the decision to repair your door lock instead of replacing it with a new one.
CAN A BROKEN LOCK BE REPAIRED?
In some cases a lock that has malfunctioned can be effectively repaired, saving you a considerable amount of money. Relatively modern locks with minor issues, such as sticking hardware, noises and misalignment can be repaired in many instances. Every situation will be unique, so we will need to have one of our professional locksmiths complete an evaluation on the lock in order to make that final determination.
REPAIRING A LOCK VERSUS REPLACING A LOCK
Repairing instead of replacing a lock can potentially save you money, but it may not always be the best approach. The cost of the repair along with the age and condition of the lock should be considered when deciding on repairing or replacing it. A lock that is very old, may not provide a sufficient level of security for your home. In addition, while it may be repairable, the remaining life expectancy may not be enough to make it worth investing in. It is also important to compare the cost of repairing the lock to the cost of replacing it. If the repair cost is not much less that replacing the lock, it may make more sense to just opt for a brand new lock that will last longer and provide a higher level of security.
IS A BROKEN LOCK SAFE AND SECURE?
Before replacing a lock, our locksmith will perform a thorough evaluation of the lock and determine the condition that its in as well as the repairs needed. We will never recommend a repair over a replacement if there is any reason to believe that it could possibly compromise your security and put your safety at risk. Our locksmiths will only repair locks that can be done so effectively and to the point that it operates at the level it was designed for.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REPAIR A BROKEN LOCK?
The time that it takes to repair a broken house lock will depend on the type of work involved. It can range from just a few minutes to an hour, depending on the lock, the condition that its in, and the repair needed. Once our locksmith has inspected the lock and determined what will be needed, he will be able to estimate the amount of time needed for the repair.