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Changing your locks: can I DIY or should I seek a professional locksmith?

Sales Galmier - Monday, October 02, 2017

Locks are essential in keeping us safe, especially in our homes and businesses. But there are times when we have to deal with changing or replacing them… whether we like it or not.

When we consider changing our locks, we may consider four main questions:

  • Why should I change it?
  • When should I change it?
  • How do I change it?
  • Who should change it?

These are all perfectly valid questions. And they should be addressed!

Change your locks when...

There are quite a number of reasons why people opt to have their locks changed. And whatever those reasons are, the most important thing is your security.

Lost your keys

There’s not much that tests your patience as much as losing your keys. Imagine the hassle of replacing them or worse, changing your locks! Good thing there’s a mobile locksmith service like Galmier Locksmiths that you can call!

Breaking and entering

Tightening your home’s security is very important after experiencing a break in (or an attempted one.) Whether it’s a random break or in or not, it’s best to practice caution at all times!

We’ve got some great blog posts focused on security that you might like to check out, including:

Old and worn locks should be replaced

Locks weather and age.

And when they get old, you might find it gets that little bit more challenging to unlock or open a door. Don’t let old and stubborn locks slow you down; instead, you should consider getting them upgraded and replaced.

Better yet, replacing old locks will also modernise security in your home, office, or car.


Can I change the locks myself or should I call a professional?

If you log on to YouTube, you might find countless videos about changing locks.

There are a lot of DIY or home improvement gurus on the Internet who help explain how you can change the locks, albeit on a really basic level.

However, for those who may not be so successful in the DIY route – and particularly those who want to feel confident that it is being done properly the right time! – you ought to let a professional do their thing.

Believe us when we say it’s not worth the frustration of doing it yourself!

Call Galmier Locksmiths to ensure a skilled locksmith will secure your home, business, or car.

How do I choose a good locksmith?

There are hundreds of locksmiths operating every inch of the city, so at first, it can be hard to narrow it down and essentially pick a locksmith!

Some quick tips that will help you make the right decision and choose the best locksmith for your task include:

  • Choosing a locksmith who is part of the MLAA (Master Locksmiths Association of Australia)
  • Check out online reviews – nothing says trust and credibility more than words from happy customers!
  • Choose a local locksmith – they’ll be able to get to you sooner!
  • Finally, the best tip we can share is: once you find a good locksmith, never let them go!

Are you looking for a professional locksmith service in Melbourne’s Bayside?

If you are, Galmier Locksmiths has your back! With more than 17 years’ experience, we’ve evolved with the industry, demonstrating modern, secure, and efficient ways to improve safety for you and your family.

Our emergency locksmith service also offers coveted out-of-hours service, ensuring you’re always in safe hands. We’re just a phone call away, so ring Alex today. Alternatively, fill in this contact form and we will be in touch with you!