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5 Tasks a Locksmith Can Do For You

Updated on March 7, 2012

Being locked out of your home are car is probably one of the most frustrating experiences. It takes time away from your day in which you could be doing important things. But, there is one person who can help you relieve some of the stress you are experiencing from the situation and that is, a locksmith.

Letting You Back Into Your Own Home

Getting locked out of your home is extremely frustrating, but a lock smith specializes in getting you back into where you need to be in a relatively short amount of time. Call them using a neighbor’s phone or your cell phone if you have it and they are usually very responsive in getting to your home within a short period of time. With a locksmith you do not have to worry about your medication, kids, or other important things in your home that may require your attention immediately.

Lost Keys

One thing that locksmiths specialize in besides getting you into a lock or location is key making. In the event that you misplace your keys or a key while you are moving, working, or other task. The locksmith has the proper tools to help you create a key for your lock that you have misplaced. So, next time you misplace that trailer key, master lock key, or home key call the locksmith and have him quickly make you a key. Many even carry the tools with them and the keys can be made right onsite.

Change Your Locks

One way to keep unwanted house guest from returning to your home is to change your locks. If, you and an X are no longer together and they refuse to give you back the key to your home. Also if you move into a new home and the previous owners only left you one key it is always recommended that you change your locks out. The locksmith can quickly change out all your locks in your home and provide you that extra sense of security that you want for your peace of mind.

Rekey An Existing Lock

If, you have designer locks or accessories on your doors that are nice or hard to find you may just want to have a new key made for the lock. The locksmith can actually change the pattern in the lock to match with a different key. Your old ones will no longer work and you will get a new set for the locks. This is a great option for those who have specialty locks on their doors.

Repair Broken Locks

There are times when we are in a hurry because we forget something in our house. We race to the door unlock it and all of a sudden the key breaks inside damaging the lock. A locksmith can help you with repairing the lock by getting the key out and retooling the lock if necessary. This can be a lot cheaper than trying to replace all the locks in your home with different keys.


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  • Kadmiels profile image

    Kadmiels 5 years ago from Florida

    it can be very lucrative business for the people that want to do it. The most money you will get is if you offer the 24 hour lock out service.

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    Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    This is a great rundown on what a Locksmith does. My Dad became a locksmith after retiring from military service. He operated the business out of a van with its own key cutting machine and generator to run it and offered 24 hour service for emergencies. He learned how to pick locks and even open safes. Later he added fire and burglar alarm systems to his offerings, teaching the business to his former son-in-law through apprenticeship. It was a lucrative business opportunity.