Whether you have just moved or want to change it for security purposes or the one you had broke, you need a new lock for the front door of your home. While you may consider yourself handy and able-bodied, changing a lock is not always considered a do-it-yourself task. Instead, there are reasons why you should leave this type of job to an experienced locksmith.
1. It will be done correctly
While you fancy yourself as an avid do-it-yourselfer capable of handling a wide variety of jobs, making a mistake when installing a new lock on your front door could have dire consequences. Because these consequences could put your family and property at risk, it is recommended that you look at hiring a locksmith.
A locksmith has the tools necessary to do the job right as opposed to you attempting the job with tools you have on hand and potentially breaking the lock or door. He/she can have a look at your current lock, make recommendations on which new one will provide the best security for your home. The locksmith will install the lock correctly and will ensure that it functions the way it is supposed to before leaving your house.
2. Save time
When the lock on your home is faulty or broken, you need to get it fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise your home is left vulnerable to thefts especially if you are at work, on vacation, or just running errands.
Even if you are able to change the lock yourself, you need it replaced fast and chances are you will not be able to complete the job as quick as a locksmith can. A locksmith can attend your home and have your lock replaced in as little as a half-hour. Many locksmiths are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That way, no matter what time of day you need assistance, you can call a locksmith to help, ensuring the safety and security of your family and home.
3. Save money
As long as the lock on your door is installed correctly, the cost of having it done can be secondary. However, with so many other financial obligations, you still want to save money whenever and wherever you can.
While having a lock changed obviously costs money, many homeowners are surprised at how economical the process is. Because locksmiths have the right tools, jobs usually do not take too long. As a result, you will not be charged as much as anticipated especially if the locksmith is paid by the hour.
If you attempt the job yourself, you could cause damage to the lock you are attempting to put in or the existing door. This will definitely cost you more in the long run as you will have to look at replacing the item that you damaged attempting to do the job yourself.
4. Repairs & other services
Sometimes when your look stops working or becomes damaged, all it needs is a quick repair to make it function once again. Because locks can be complex and you may not be able to determine the reason for it not working, it is best to hire a locksmith.
Locksmiths are able to perform many repairs on locks when you do not want to consider a full replacement. A locksmith can re-key a lock when your keys stop working or you want one key to open many locks in your home. Keys can also be copied if you want multiples or if you have lost an only key, the locksmith can have a look at the lock and have a new one cut in no time.