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Questions many locksmith service customers would want answered. Includes inquiries about repairs and replacement! Find out whether there is a key opening all doors and how to solve key issues and learn more about how locks work.
When is lock rekeying necessary?
Lock rekey is necessary when you basically need key change. It'll be in times you move to a new property and want to make sure your doors open with a new key, which nobody else has, and when keys are stolen and simple replacement won't be sufficient.
How does a removal cylinder and plug work?
These are part of the core. It is the cylinder and plug that are used to create the interchange, a critical aspect of the locking mechanism. You definitely need a key to remove the core and that is the whole idea about using this as a security measure.
My key does not turn, insert or withdraw easily. What to do?
Do not take any lock apart if you are not confident about being able to put it back together. The simplest way to fix this is to spray the lock with light penetrating oil like WD-40. You don’t need to be an expert to do this. You can spray generously but make sure to wipe the excess amount.
Is there a general key for all locks?
The team at Locksmith Mukilteo explains that there are master keys out there, which can open several locks, however these are only limited to locks which are designed to work with that master key. These master keys are usually available in schools, office buildings and hotels. It is also advisable to have a different key for each lock for the prevention of breaking and entering.