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Lock Replacement

Residential Lock Replacement Service

You go out for the evening and come home to find that your lock on your front door has been damaged. Perhaps someone tried to break in while you were away. Admit it, if you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t know how to fix a lock yourself. And if you do try to fix it yourself, you could end up making the problem worse.

Our residential lock replacement service is here to help. We’ll replace the locks in your home quickly and efficiently so that you can feel safe and secure again. Changing locks has never been so easy.



How to replace a door lock at home

DIY options

You can easily purchase a new lockset from almost any hardware store. Then simply remove the old lock and replace with the new one. You don’t need any particularly special tools, just a screw driver. You remove the door knob first, then the screws keeping the latch in place and you’ll have access to the inner workings of the mechanism. Once you unscrew the strike plate you’ll be able to pull out the bolt and latch.

Easy, right? Perhaps you’re not so DIY inclined. That’s ok, because Locksmith Tacoma offer affordable solutions for all residents.

Call in the locksmiths

A Locksmith Tacoma technician will come to your home and change the locks on your doors. We’re fast, professional and affordable. We will also give you advice on what kind of lock is best for your door. Whether you’re looking for a new deadbolt for your front door or a complete high security lock upgrade, we have the experience and expertise to get the job done right.




Rekey the locks or get a new lock cylinder?

It can be difficult to know when to re key locks and when to replace them entirely. In general, rekeying is a good option if you have recently moved into a new house or if you have reason to believe that someone has a copy of your key. Locks are rekeyed by changing the position of the tumblers inside the lock so that they align with a new key.

Replacing a lock is a better option if it is old or damaged, as this will ensure that it is functioning properly. Ultimately, the best way to decide whether to rekey or replace your locks is to consult with a qualified locksmith. Rekeying is generally cheaper and faster than replacing the entire lock, however if replacement is required that’s going to be cheaper in the long run. They will be able to assess your needs and recommend the best course of action.



Our lock replacement service

Our fully mobile locksmiths are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the city. Just give us a call and we’ll come to you, fully equipped and prepared for the task at hand. We can replace any type of door lock, from standard locks to high security door locks, we have the know-how to do it all.

We pride ourselves on our quality workmanship and customer service, and we guarantee that you will be satisfied. Our company is fully insured and reputable. We look forward to being of service, so give us a call today.


  • Fully insured
  • Available 24/7
  • Mobile service
  • Affordable prices
  • Satisfaction guarantee


If there are any other locksmith services you require, we provide the full range of residential, commercial and automotive locksmith services. All delivered by the same great team.



How to maintain a locking mechanism

In order to keep your locks happy and healthy, it’s important to regularly maintain your locks. Here are a few tips to help you keep your locks in top condition:

Check the locking mechanism

Make sure that the lock is working properly and that the pins are aligned correctly and the springs are not sticking. You can use a toothpick or a small screwdriver to adjust the pins if necessary.

Lubricate the locks

Use a professional lock lubricant to protect and keep the your locks working smoothly. Apply the lubricant to the keyway and insert the key and turn several times to distribute the lubricant evenly.

Clean the locks

Dirt and grime can build up inside locks, making it difficult for the keys to turn. Use a soft cloth or brush to clean the surface of the lock. You can also use a cotton swab to clean the keyway.

Replace worn out keys

Over time, house keys can become worn and difficult to use. If you notice that your keys are starting to show signs of wear, it is best to replace them with new ones. Our locksmiths are able to duplicate keys, just let us know how many copies you require.






Can you change a lock without changing the door handle?

It may be the case that you have especially selected unique or antique door handles for your home, and while you need to change the locks you would like to retain the handle. It is possible to change a lock without changing the door handle. The two components are actually separate, and as long as the new lock is the same brand or compatible with the existing door handle, it can be swapped out without any difficulty.


Can I keep the same key but replace the lock with a new one?

It’s a very convenient thing to have several locks keyed alike, and it is possible to keep using the same keys after having a lock replaced. Essentially you’ll need to have the new lock rekeyed to match the keys to the old lock. So, it’s additional cost but if this is a more convenient option for you. It’s entirely possible.


How long does it take to replace a door lock?

Replacing a door lock is a relatively straightforward process for a locksmith. However, the amount of time it takes to replace a lock can vary depending on the type of lock being replaced and the level of difficulty involved in removing the old lock. In general, it takes a locksmith about 30 minutes to replace one standard door lock. However, if the old lock is particularly difficult to remove or the new lock is more complex than a standard model, it can take up to an hour to complete the job. Also, if you need the locks on all the doors of your house replaced, this will take much longer. Either way, replacing a door lock is a relatively quick and easy task for a locksmith.


How much will it cost for one lock replacement?

The cost of a lock replacement will vary depending on the type of lock being replaced and the labor involved. For example, a simple cylinder doorknob can be replaced for as little as $20, while a more complex deadbolt is more expensive and may cost upwards of $100. We will provide an estimated price over the phone. Once the locksmith has assessed the job they will be able to confirm the total price with you before commencing.

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