Frequently Asked Locksmith Questions
Is Bob's Locksmithing a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Locksmith?
All of our locksmiths are certified, licensed, bonded, and insured.
Can I Use the Same Key for All My Locks?
Yes. However, your locks need to be compatible in order to use the same key. We can help create a master key system which would require installing new locks to be fitted for your master key.
Do You Charge a Service Fee to Look at Our Locks?
Bob's Locksmithing offers thorough phone consultations in order to get a better idea of what services may be needed. We will then be able to provide you with an estimate of the cost for the services rendered. Give us a call today at (319) 521-5442.
What Does It Mean to Rekey a Lock?
The process of rekeying a lock will render the previous keys inoperative. A qualified locksmith can perform this procedure and provide you with a new set of keys for the same locks. In most cases, rekeying your locks is far more cost-effective than replacing the entire lock.
Can a Broken Lock Be Fixed, or Should It Be Replaced?
Our locksmiths will be able to promptly determine if they can repair your lock. Most often, repairs are less expensive than replacing a lock and are the first thing our technicians will assess. In cases where the lock cannot be repaired, our qualified locksmiths can suggest a new lock to be installed.
How Long Does It Take to Install a New Lock?
Our skilled and efficient technicians have the experience and professional tools to install your new lock in a timely manner.
What Grade of Door Lock Is the Most Secure for My Home?
Locks come in three grades of security, ranging from basic home security, high-level home security, and commercial-grade security. All three applications can be used in your home. We strongly suggest having a deadbolt lock on your main points of entry. Our locksmiths will be glad to walk you through our selection of door locks for your home when you get in touch with us.
Is It Possible to Obtain New Keys for a Lock?
If you have lost your keys or had them stolen then our locksmiths can provide you with a new key for your lock. Depending on whether or not you have the original, we can also make duplicates of your existing lock.
Can You Install a Keyless Entry System?
We are committed to providing reliable keyless entry systems to our valued residential and commercial clients. Keyless entry systems are a convenient way to secure your premise and gain control over the security of your home or business.
The Remote Control Key of My Car Is Lost/Broken. Can Bob's Locksmithing Help?
We are able to replace lost and broken remote control keys for your car. With certain information such as the make, model, and vehicle identification number, we are able to reprogram, repair, or replace your car remote.
What Is a Master Key?
A master key system uses the same key to open several locks, each of which also has its own key. A master key can be useful for commercial businesses who rely on this type of key system to monitor the activity of its employees and secure specific areas of the premise.