If you have recently moved into a Pittsburgh custom home, you may be wondering if you need to have new locks put on your home that are different than the ones that came on the home you purchased. However, there are several other reasons to consider having new locks put on your home other than when you just move in. You may have lost your home keys, had a lot of contractors or service people in your home, or possibly even had your home broken into recently. There are many reasons why it might be a good time to get the locks changed in your home. Parry Custom Homes shares when you might need a locksmith and when you can do it yourself.
The best reasons to call a locksmith will come if a new hole is needed in your door. In most cases, a hole saw will be needed to adjust the size of the key hole portion of your door and that is often not a tool most homeowners have in their home. Even if you happen to have a hole saw on hand, it is not an easy task to line up the saw straight enough to go through the door and have it line up correctly without and angling that will cause issues. A locksmith can easily take care of this for you and leave you to not mess with the hassle.
If your lock itself is in good shape, you might be able to simply be able to rekey the lock instead of replacing it. If you have the option between the two, a locksmith can rekey your lock for significantly less cost than replacing it.
In cases where your can DIY the changing of your locks, checkout some of the rekeyable locks that are on the market now and can often be found in your local home improvement store. These rekeyable locks will come with two standard keys plus a reset key. This way when you insert the reset key, the pins inside go to a neutral position and then are reset to a new configuration with the new house keys from the same manufacturer.
No matter if you choose to hire a locksmith or do it yourself when it comes to changing the keys to your home, it is always a great idea and never hurts to keep your home and family safe.
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