San Rafael, CA, November 10, 2022 – Tal-Niv Locksmith Services, a full-service locksmith company in San Rafael, CA recently completed a lock rekey project for a new client. The project involved the installation of a new cylinder and key in an exterior door. The job was completed quickly and efficiently and with no damage to the door or lock.
The client had a problem with their locks. They wanted the locks rekeyed because they had lost their keys. We were able to help them out by providing them with new lock pins, cylinders, and keys that would allow them full access to their house again. The client was very happy with the service because it allowed them to gain back control over their home without spending too much money.
“Our client was very pleased with our workmanship and professionalism throughout this project,” said Tal Niv, owner of Tal-Niv Locksmith Services. “Our top priority is customer satisfaction so we strive to provide fast and quality service at an affordable price.”
Our Rekeying Process
To begin, we used a screwdriver to remove the screws that are holding the lock in place. Then, we run it along the edge of the trim until we found where it is attached. Once we found the spot, we immediately removed them. After that, we gently pulled on the trim piece until it comes off with one hand while sliding off any nails with our other hand.
Next, we removed the screws that hold the cylinder to its frame. Then, we removed the cam and lever from their respective holes in the lock casing. We then removed the door latch by pulling it away from its plunger arm. Finally, we used a wrench to loosen any retaining screws holding together the existing thumb turn with the strike plate.
Now, we’re ready to select the new key pin and master wafers. The key pins are small metal pieces that fit into the keyway, so they have to be selected based on their size and shape. The master wafers control which pins can move up and down when you turn your lockset, so we need to select it as well. Now it’s time to reassemble the lock. Once we were done putting everything back together, we tested it out to make sure that all the pins are aligned properly and that each part of the key fits in its specific spot. Everything worked perfectly and we’re done!
Lock rekeying is a simple and more affordable alternative to having a replacement lock installed every time you get a new set of keys. Lock rekeying is a common practice in the locksmith industry, and it involves removing the pins inside your existing cylinder, inserting new ones, and using special tools to align them properly.
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