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Can a locksmith make a key from a lock

People who haven't had the need to work with a locksmith before probably wouldn't understand what technicians do. They can have anything from a single specialized skill to providing customers with several types of services, including residential, commercial, vehicle related, etc. There is one thing that all have in common. They have extensive knowledge regarding locks, keys, and how to work with them. They can also explain why some issues occur and what customers can do to prevent them.

Here are some typical issues a customer might ask one of our lock professionals: Can a key be made from a lock? and if so, how is it done?

What methods and tools do locksmiths use while working on a lock? You can find tons of content on this topic on the internet, but much of that content is not based on professional experience and was created by bloggers and amateurs. It makes sense that you would want to ensure that any professional you consider hiring is dependable, trustworthy and certainly experienced in his field.

That is why Sure Lock & Key would be a wise decision. We are a professional locksmith company with over 35 years of experience and extensive knowledge of all lock related issues.

To learn more about our company and how we can provide you with our services, please read on.

Can a locksmith replace a lock

The short answer is – “Yes.” It’s one of the essential services technicians provide. This operation includes removing an old lock from the door (the handle is also removed) and installing a brand new lock in its place. In most cases, people do this when they move to a new apartment to increase security. If you replace the front door lock, the previous tenant won’t be able to get in. Or, if you have already experienced a robbery and don’t want it to happen again, you obviously should replace the locks. These are just two of the five reasons to change a door lock.

What to do with the broken lock

This is also an essential question and there are several options:
If your key broke and got stuck in the lock, it might not be so simple to try extracting a broken key. Many times it will make matters worse if you try to get the key out and save the lock, without using the proper tools. That's why you need a qualified and licensed residential locksmith,who will quickly resolve the issue.
Another solution for the broken lock is to change a door lock cylinder. It’s a core part of the lock. There is a short guide on how to change a door lock cylinder with detailed explanations that you might find useful. However, if you are unsure that you can handle it yourself, you better leave it to a professional.
Replacing the lock is another way to solve this problem. Again, some who have a basic knowledge of how to do this should make sure that they use the correct type of tools and a lock that fits the door. Very important, this process should be done carefully so as not to further damage the door. This option might be a great solution not only for a broken lock but also for a lock that is too old, which can break at any moment. That is definitely something you wouldn't want to happen if you aren't home.
It's a fact that a broken lock is an easy target for thieves, so it’s better to take some measures to prevent this from happening.
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lock repair

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Replace the lock or make a new lock from the key

Making a new lock from the old key is not a reliable solution.
It makes more sense to re-key the lock. This process replaces the old lock pins with new ones. That means that your old lock will no longer work with your key. This is one way of preventing potential break-ins. For example, if one of your keys was stolen, instead of replacing the lock, you may use a rekeying locksmith to re-key the lock and keep intruders out. Because the lock pins no longer match the old key, breaking in is almost impossible even if someone has your old key. The most they can do is damage the cylinder.
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door lock

Summing up

Lock and key issues are serious issues that involve your personal security and your possessions, so it's a good idea to rely on professionals. What would you do if you came home and found a broken key in the lock? It's a situation that you wouldn't want to take a chance with.
That is why Sure Lock & Key might be the perfect solution for you. As a company with a team of professionals, all with extensive experience, and an excellent reputation, we work to satisfy all the needs of our customers. So, if you're looking for a locksmith, please give us a call and all your lock-related issues will be resolved quickly and efficiently!

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