If you are at all handy, your first inclination is probably to handle it yourself when something breaks or needs to be replaced. After all, you can usually save a good amount of money by not paying labor costs associated with hiring someone to do the job.
When it comes to repairing or replacing locks, installing a new lock on your door may seem like a fairly straightforward task, but as professional locksmiths in Fallbrook, we have seen DIY locksmithing go wrong far too many times. Here are four good reasons why you should call Fallbrook Local Locksmith, rather than trying to do the job yourself.
1. You’ll Get Higher-Quality Locks
The locks sold in retail stores, particularly in the “big box” stores, are generally of low quality and made of cheap materials. They aren’t built to last, nor do they always function the way you want them to. At Fallbrook Local Locksmith, the locks we purchase from our suppliers are typically higher grade than what you can find in stores, so they perform better and provide service for a longer period of time. Another advantage of purchasing high-quality locks from a professional locksmith is that they can be repaired if they ever do break. The locks you purchase from the big box stores are manufactured with planned obsolescence in mind, resulting in another purchase to replace any lock that breaks or malfunctions.
2. We Can Often Repair, Rather than Just Replace
If you have a good quality lock already in place, the last thing you want to do is replace it with an inferior product made of cheap plastic parts. The locksmith at the reputable Fallbrook Local Locksmith can usually repair high-quality locks instead of replacing them, which may save you money. Plus, you’ll be left with a quality product that will function better and last longer than any new lock you might have purchased from a retail store.
3. You’ll Get the Right Lock for the Job—The First Time
It is not uncommon for us to get a call from a homeowner or business owner who has purchased a lock from a retail store and is either calling a locksmith to install it, or unsuccessfully tried to install it him or herself. The problems with this approach can be many and varied, summarized by the phrase, “square peg in a round hole.” Had they called Fallbrook Local Locksmith before going out and purchasing a lock, they would have paid less money, saved a bunch of time, and gotten a better end result, since we would have provided them with the right lock, with the right function and fit, in the first place.
Our professional locksmiths have access to more lock options, and we know which type of lock will be appropriate in order to give you the level of security you are looking for. We also place a priority on architectural continuity, so when it comes to the finish details of your new lock, we’ll make sure it matches the aesthetic of your home or office.
4. Your Lock Will Use the Same Key as the Other Locks on Your Property
When you buy a brand new lock from a retail store, you now have to add an additional key to what is probably an already overloaded key ring. When you hire Fallbrook Local Locksmith to repair or replace the lock in your Fallbrook home or business, we will ensure that it uses the same key you currently use, so you have fewer keys to keep track of.
A Final Note About Hiring a Fallbrook Locksmith
Not all locksmiths are created equal! There are locksmith companies out there that don’t take the time to repair locks, but choose instead to replace them, either because it’s easier and more profitable for them, or because they’re simply lacking the skillset necessary. There are also companies that will oversell you on unneeded high-security locks that are very expensive, or that will sell you cheap locks at a high markup.
At Fallbrook Local Locksmith, we do everything we can to save you money, while achieving the security, convenience, and the architectural consistency that you’re looking for in a locking system. Contact us today to have one of our professional, licensed locksmiths come out to your Fallbrook home or business.