Locksmith Advice: Quick Tips & FAQs

Is that key not turning any more?
Are your locks hard to turn? Is your key getting harder to turn in your lock? Dirt and grime are your locks worst enemies.Your locks may be corroded or rusty. Keep your locks working great for years by periodically lubricating the latches and spraying lubricant in the cylinders. We recommend using a synthetic-based lubricant such as Tri-flow and Superlube.  We sell these products in our Locksmith shop in Downtown San Diego. So stop by and pick some up today.

If you call Busy Bees Locks and Keys to service your locks at your house, we will lubricate all of your exterior locks for you before we leave. No extra charge for this service if we are already there.

Door hardware is expensive. We want to make sure you get a long life out of your locks. Call the locksmith you can trust, Busy Bees Locks & Keys Locksmith service!

Should I really spend the money to rekey my house or rekey my business?
Do you know who has a key to your house or business? Unless you bought the locks and installed them yourself it could be Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, Tradesmen, Old Tenants, half of San Diego, who knows!

We always recommend changing your locks or rekey whenever you move into new home or business. It may also be necessary if a roommate moves out, domestic dispute, or if there has been a termination of employment at your business. Why? It’s very easy for somebody to go down to the local hardware store and make unknown copies of the key to your home or business? Even if the key states, “Do Not Duplicate”, many places will copy them with no questions asked. Even a reputable Locksmith will copy them with a letter of authorization. You never REALLY know if the person bringing the key to get copied is the legitimate owner but that is all the law requires.

There are some ways of gaining absolute key control of your home or business. Our locksmith service can install a restricted keyway system.  Restricted keyways are a relatively economical way of be sure that your key can’t be copied at the local hardware store or liquor mart. There are also some very high security locks that are not only bump-proof and pick-proof, but a registration card is required to obtain additional copies of the keys.

If you are purchasing a home, at least have the locks rekeyed by a reputable locksmith in San Diego. Many of the foreclosed homes are on the SAME KEY! There could easily be 100,000 or more people with the same key that will open your new house.

One other benefit to rekeying your locks is that they will work much better after they are cleaned and have fresh pins inside. We also lubricate and clean the strikes, leaving the lock functioning like new again.