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Buying a New Home? Here's Why You Should Call a Portland Locksmith

Updated: Apr 18, 2022

Why Do I Need a Portland Locksmith When I Buy a House?

Buying a home is such an exciting time. It’s an opportunity to truly create your own space that best fits your wants and needs. This experience can also be overwhelming with loans, inspections, upgrades and many other things that are part of the process. Some people don’t always think of calling a locksmith in Portland when they buy a home, but we’re here to fill you in on the top reasons calling a reputable locksmith should be at the top of your list.

From rekeying your locks to upgrading the physical security of your new home, we’ll cover the most common reasons our Portland locksmiths visit customers who have just bought a new house.

Portland Locksmith Services: Rekeying New Home Locks

Ou rekeying service is when a locksmith changes the inside of a lock to work with a new key. The original lock stays in place, but old keys will no longer work to open the door. This service is especially essential when multiple people had key access to your home, such as realtors, property managers, contractors or previous owners. Rekeying your locks will give you peace of mind knowing you, and only you, have keys to your new home.

Sometimes our technicians come across a damaged lock that cannot be rekeyed and may recommend replacing the lock instead. If you’re unsure of whether your locks need to be replaced or rekeyed, our locksmiths in Portland are available to come give an estimate based on the current state of the lock. You might also find your answer in our post explaining the difference between rekeying and replacing locks.

Portland Locksmith Services: Replacing New Home Locks 

A lot of homes around Portland are a bit older, and the lock hardware may not function properly so you’ll need to replace those old wobbly locks with new quality locks. Perhaps some of the locks don’t match the others and you’d like them to all be the same. Or maybe you’d just like to change the look of the current lock system to match a certain aesthetic. There are many reasons you might consider replacing your locks, and our Portland locksmiths have the tools and experience to help complete your project.

When our locksmiths in Portland replace a lock, the physical lock is taken out and replaced with a new one. We can provide the lock, order a specialty lock or we can install a lock that you have already purchased. Our technicians can also give recommendations if you’re not sure which route to take.

Portland Locksmith Services: Helping You Secure Your Home

Your home is where you should feel the safest and most at peace. For that reason, a lot of new homeowners upgrade their locks to increase the physical security of their home. There are quite a few options out there, but we most commonly receive requests from our customer for the following upgrades:

Deadbolt Installation - Our Portland locksmiths can install a deadbolt on both wood and metal doors. We make a hole in the door above the handle and install the new deadbolt lock.

Electronic Keypad Lock - The keypad is programmed to accept a numbered code that unlocks the door when entered. If you already have an electronic keypad and need to re-code it, our technicians can do that as well.

Smart Lock - This keyless entry system syncs to your phone, tablet or computer and allows you to lock and unlock the door remotely. Smart locks can also send you an alert if the door is unlocked while you’re away from home.

If you’re not sure which way to go when upgrading to more secure locks, our locksmiths in Portland can help you choose a secure lock that will meet your needs in terms of safety and aesthetics. We work with all kinds of locks, such as Best, Baldwin, Kwikset and Schlage. If you need a specialty lock, our technicians can also work with you to find the best option.

Locksmith Portland: About 24 Hour Lock and Key

At 24 Hour Lock and Key, our locksmiths in Portland frequently perform all of these services and can walk you through the process for your individual project.

If you would like to know more about our locksmith Portland qualifications, visit our about page to see info on our licenses and accreditations. We are a family-run business that has operated as a locksmith service in Portland OR since 2018. We also have Salem locksmiths and locksmiths in southern Washington, including Vancouver locksmiths, Camas locksmiths and Battleground locksmiths.

If you're interested in what services we provide for our automotive, residential and commercial customers, check out 5 Reasons to Call an Automotive Locksmith, 5 Reasons to Call a Residential Locksmith and 5 Reasons to Call a Commercial Locksmith.



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