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When it comes to your home, your number one priority is keeping your family and home safe and secure. There are times when you need the help of a professional locksmith. From home lockouts to lock installation and everything in between, you can depend on the locksmiths you’ll find in the Fair Trade Locksmiths directory to take care of all your residential locksmith needs.

House Lockouts

One of the most frustrating situations you can experience is that of getting locked out of your house. All you want to do is unlock doors and get in your home. Because you’re a little panicked, your first thought might be to break a window or pop a lock. Either method of entry is going to damage your home and will also be expensive to repair. Your best option if you are locked out of your house is to use the Fair Trade Locksmith directory to find a reliable locksmith. An experienced locksmith will come to you and use special tools to open your door and get you back inside your home. The great thing about calling a locksmith is that you’ll get back inside your house quickly and there will be no damage or expensive repairs to deal with.

Home Lock Installation

image of a Kwikset smartphone-operated smart lock

A certified local locksmith can install all types of locks on your home doors, including smart locks like this Kwikset model that can be operated via an app on your smartphone.

No matter if your home has been newly constructed and you need new lock installation services or if you’re interested in changing locks in your home, a locksmith listed with the Fair Trade Locksmiths will have the knowledge and necessary tools to get the job done. You can depend on an experienced locksmith to determine which type of lock is best for your door. Once the lock is chosen, holes will be drilled in the door. Next, the wood will be chiseled out so the lock and plate will fit. Finally, the lock will be installed. Locksmiths in the Fair Trade Locksmiths directory can install any type of lock including:

  • Electronic Smart Locks
  • Digital door lock
  • Patio door locks
  • Sliding door locks
  • Padlocks
  • Deadlock
  • High security locks
  • Deadbolt lock

Many of these locks can be challenging to install for the inexperienced. Therefore, it is best to find a Fair Trade Locksmith to do the installation. Most locksmiths are experienced with smart lock installation also. A smart lock adds extra security to your home and works with an application on your phone so you can lock and unlock the door without a key. You can control the lock right from your smart phone or other device. With a smart lock, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting a key or locking yourself out of your house. You can control everything from your phone.

Rekey Locks

image of a lock cylinder that's been removed from the lock so the pins can be replaced to work with a new key

Rekying your home locks is an affordable option to replacing the entire lock. When a lock is rekeyed, the lock cylinder is removed and the internal pins are replaced so the lock works with a new key. Here you can see the case of different pins at top and the lock cylinder with the new key in it.

There are certain situations that arise that make rekeying locks a sensible alternative to changing the locks. When the locks are rekeyed, they will work with a new key and old keys will no longer open the lock. The purpose of rekeying your locks is to prevent unauthorized entry into your home. If you experience any of the following, then you’ll want to consider rekeying your locks:

  • Your keys were lost or stolen
  • Your home has been burglarized
  • Tenants have vacated your property
  • You suspect someone has made copies of your keys without your permission

Rekeying your locks is more efficient and less costly than replacing your locks. To rekey the locks in your home so that they will work with new keys, a locksmith will remove the cylinder from the lock. It will then be necessary to adjust the pins so that they work with the new key. The locks will then be reassembled and ready to work with the new key.

Broken Key Extraction

Because you use your key every day, there’s a good chance that it will become worn and weak over time. It’s possible that you could be faced with a situation where you insert your key into the lock only to find that it has broken off inside the lock or has gotten stuck. Your first reaction is probably going to be to try and remove the key yourself. You might try to jiggle it or insert something to try and pry it loose. This could damage the lock and likely will be unsuccessful. You should call an experienced Fair Trade Locksmith immediately if you’re dealing with a broken or stuck key. A locksmith has the proper tools to quickly remove a key from a lock without causing any damage to the lock. Since your key has been damaged beyond repair, you’ll likely need a new key. The great thing about working with a locksmith is that they can make you a new key on the spot. It’s a good idea to have at least two copies of keys to everything you own, so no matter what you need keys for, the locksmith can make copies of any type of keys you need.

Fair Trade Locksmiths work with reputable brands and use the best hardware to ensure customers are satisfied with the services they receive. When you call a Fair Trade Locksmith, you can expect to see the following brands and hardware:

  • Schlage Locks
  • Emtek Locks
  • Multlock restricted keyways

When you work with a local locksmith you can expect honest pricing, extensive training, professional and affordable service. The Fair Trade Locksmith Directory is the only source to find a locksmith that is legitimate, skilled, insured and scam-free. With all the scams that are rampant on the internet these days, it’s good to know you have a reliable source where you can find reputable locksmiths to provide you with quality residential locksmith services.

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