If you just moved into a new house and you are thinking about changing locks, please do it as quickly as possible. Your new home is the most important place you want to protect from unwanted people. It is recommended to contact your local residential locksmith in your area to make sure the job is done properly. You can also ask a professional company about extra security lock installation, if needed.
Prepare Yourself Before Moving In
Many people convince themselves that there is no rush to change locks. So they rather finish with all the paperwork on the closing date and then, maybe change or replace the locks. Even if you are interested in remodeling your new home, please understand that the previous owner might share the keys with family, friends and even neighbors. You can’t be sure 100% and can’t trust anyone when it comes to securing your property and family. It’s recommended to replace locks before or on the day you’re moving in.
Changing Locks & Rekeying
Most of our clients would like to rekey the locks instead of changing them. One of the reasons is that some of them like the old fashion hardware and they want to keep it. However, some of the customers want to save money with rekeying service. A new residential lock doesn’t cost much, but after that to rekey the lock cost the labor time. If one of your locks is not in a good condition, then you must replace it. So a professional locksmith can make sure to install the lock for you and assist you further.
Frame & Door Adjustment
At Eagle’s Locksmith Cincinnati we sometimes get calls about locks that used to work fine and now don’t click. The click means latch! If your door knob doesn’t latch with the frame strike plate, then you need a small adjustment. That happens a lot especially after a cold winter on wood doors. Also if it’s hard to turn the knob to get the door open, then what we do is replace the strike plate and make sure everything is lined up correctly for a smooth turn. When it comes to door adjustment, we sometimes can use a tool to fix the door and in some cases you will end up replacing the door if it’s jammed. If you are moving in soon and need some assistance, please call us and we’ll be glad to help with any locksmith service you may need in the Cincinnati, OH and Northern, KY area.