Replacing a door lock can be a difficult task, and not just because you probably have no idea what you’re doing. In addition to every door and lock being different and thus requiring a different process to be adequately replaced, there are a wide variety of locks, doorknobs, and other security systems you can choose from to replace your current lock.
There are many reasons to replace a like, such as age. Yes, as time passes, and keys enter the lock day in and day out, eventually you run the risk of being on the receiving end of a broken lock. Other reasons for replacing a lock can include a prior breaking and entering that resulted in the lock being kicked and thus broken. Of course, there’s always a safety aspect as well. So how do you replace a lock? If you’re handy and know your way around a screwdriver, replacing a lock can be a simple project completed inside of a half an hour. If you’re the kind of person who winds up with a broken thumb every time you swing a hammer, then your best bet at replacing a door lock is calling upon a trusty local locksmith. A locksmith is fully equipped to fix and replace all types of locks, from the most basic to the most advanced. If you decide you want to upgrade, a locksmith can add new locks covering a variety of types and brands. They can also create and duplicate keys right from the back of their trusty mobile locksmith office (read: van). A locksmith can also replace door locks in your cars, a task that might be far too daunting a task for the average motorist. Since replacing a car door lock requires taking the car door apart, most people would be wise to call a locksmith to do so; if you happen to be a car person, then you can probably do it on your own, but never underestimate the convenience a locksmith provides.