Frequently Asked Questions
Enjoy better understanding of locks and keys with the answers to our frequently asked questions here. We hope you find this section helpful, however if you’ve any other questions or concerns that we’ve not covered in our FAQ’s section, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer to your queries.
What Are You Specialized In ?
We specialize in residential, automotive, and commercial locksmith services. Specifically, we handle car key replacement, unlocking car doors, repairing ignition switches, getting you back inside your home when you are locked out, locks changes, locks re-keying, and new lock installation.
How do I know Houlocksmiths.com is a reputable company?
We hold a genuine licence and are registered with department of public security in Texas. Please check here. And to find out more about our work and services please do check what our past customers have to say about us, please read our testimonials.
hOW mUCH dO yOUR sERVICES cOST ?
The cost of our services varies depending on the task being undertaken. Please contact us today for a free estimate. (main point of my business that I give the prices over the phone I will ask all needed questions over the phone to as much as possible to give out a UP FRONT prices OVER THE PHONE so no gimmicks and no up sale on site)
Why Don't You List Your Prices Online ?
Every job is different therefore we don’t list our prices online. We always aim to give a accurate/flat estimate to our clients and absolutely never add on any hidden costs. Same as above
Why should I use Houlocksmith.com?
We have a team of skilled professionals and locksmiths who bring experience and have ample knowledge in lock, safe & security problems. We believe in offering you a professional quote right at the beginning with no hidden charges. Great customer services which led by upfront information and pricing until the 100% satisfied completion of the project
Is Houlocksmith.com team available on public holidays?
Our locksmiths are available 365 days a year, including Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday. All of our locksmith services are available in Houston 24/7.
We actually work 8 to 8 and no Sunday’s
I Have A Key Marked "Do Not Duplicate." Can I Get A Copy Of It Anyway?
Keys marked “Do Not Duplicate,” ” Do Not Copy,” or “prohibited to Copy” may be duplicated only if a letter of authorization from the owner or supervisor is presented with the request for duplication.
The letter should be on company letterhead and identify the key to be made, the number of keys, the person picking up the keys, and the name and number of the person writing the letter. The person picking up the keys will be required to fill out a “Request for Restricted Keys” form. We reserve the right to refuse to duplicate any key marked “Do Not Duplicate.”
What type of locks can you repair/replace?
Our fully-trained and qualified locksmiths have experience installing, repairing, and replacing all types of lock, including (but not limited to) dead locks sash locks, pad locks, digital locks, and more.
Simply …all the residential locks out there about 90% from the cars on the road and the big majority of the commercial brand names for heavy duty and even institutional type of hardware which is up to state and federal laws for any type of a project and any size of capacity and purpose of a building
We actually work 8 to 8 and no Sunday’s
Do You Provide Lockout Asistance ?
Yes! Getting locked out of your home, workplace or car is no fun. That’s why we offer emergency services and are available to provide 24-hour lockout assistance. In most instances, our locksmiths can provide damage-free entry to locked properties and vehicles.
8am to 8pm 6 days a week
Do You Provide Auto Locksmith Services ?
Yes! Our expert locksmiths are well-versed when it comes to vehicle locks and keys. We offer the following automotive locksmith services.
• Repairing Car Door locks of any make and model
• Ignitions repairing and replacement
• Re-keying transponder keys
• Key programming of any model and make most of makes and any model after 1998
• Emergency car lockout service – without any damage –simply picking the lock no use of air wedges and metal rods which will most likely to scratch and damage your vehicle
• Fixing the trunk locks
Do You Provide Same Locksmith Services ?
Yes we offer 24-hour emergency locksmith services. Even if you do not require emergency assistance, we can still visit you the same day to provide the locksmith service you’re looking for.
When is it recommended to have my locks changed?
Locks are very important for your security. Therefore we always advise having locks changed when there has been a break-in, you have lost your keys, the lock doesn’t function properly with your key, or the lock is rusty or damaged.
Hardware needs to be changed when …
*there was an attempt of a “forced entry” and that have left heavy cosmetic damage and or had damage the way the lock is functioning .
*parts came out or the lock and its no longer fully operational ,doors cant lock anymore due to repeating malfunction of the lock mechanism
*keys lost or missing in this case actually is better to learn about – residential rekey. We can help even if the is no keys at all and you still want to use that lock we can create keys from scratch as well
What should I do if I lost my commercial or residential keys? Duplicate or lock change?
Duplicate copies cannot be made without an original key or an already made copy of the original, therefore duplicates cannot be made. When the situation occurs where you lose your keys, we suggest having your locks changed-REKEYED which will provide you with a new set of keys AND IT WILL “CENCLE” ANY OLD OPERATING KEYS . It’s highly recommended that you have your locks changed-REKEYED by a professional as soon as possible after losing your keys for safety AND PIECE OF MIND purposes.
How long does the process take for a locksmith to get me back into my house?
Our professional locksmiths time frame is usually between 10-20 minutes from the time the technician is at your location. But times can vary depending on the type of lock.
Is it possible to get car key replacements the same day without an appointment?
Yes, we offer an emergency service and we are prepared to any situation relating to car keys and ignitions. WE CAN COME TO YOU IMIDIATTLY AND GET YOIUR KEYS REPLACED ON THE SPOT THE SERVICE IS INCLUDING GETTING YOUR OPEN. KEYS CUT AND PROGRAMMED TO YOUR CAR TRUCK OR SUV
How long does it take to get a car key replacement?
Depending on the vehicle, your average time to have a brand new car key in hand is between 45 minutes- 1 hour. 15-35 MINUTES !
Can any type of lock be picked?
Not all locks are pickable. Depending, the lock may be high-security, or the lock may be too damaged. Therefore other methods would be used to get inside. TO BYPASS THE LOCK OR FORCED entry when drilling and in some case even cutting with a dermal or a grinder might be used usually more in special pad locks on gates and storage unties
How long does it usually take to get me back in my car?
Typically, a car lockout service ranges between 20-25 minutes from the time the technician is at your location. You have placed the call we are a small local business so we do not advertise to the ENTIRE city but only a close by radius around us so that we can respond extremely quickly to any type of a lock out while still keeping the cost affordable
What if I lost my car key and I don’t have a spare?
Our professional technician can make you a brand key by ordering a new code that matches to your vehicle and then programming it so you are able to start the vehicle. Many techniques which are the most efficient in the industry as far as precision and quality. all keys lost situation is probably the most popular task for our techs on daily basis . From the start of 2019 we are offering new keys and fobs made for BMW AND MERCEDES BANZ, INQUIRE BY PHONE FOR MORE INFO MATION AND PRICING
Do You Service Commercial Locks ?
Yes, in fact, we have technicians specialized in working with commercial locks- Pushbars, keypads, smartkey, and much more. Our professionals are able to change, open, rekey, and repair commercial locks.
What form of payments do you accept?
We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa Card, Discovery, and cash.
ANY MAJOR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD
Do You Accept Checks ?
No, we do not accept PERSONAL checks. ONLY COMMERCIAL CHECKS AXCCEPTED
What Areas Do You Service ?
We serve anywhere across Houston and Greater Houston areas including Fort Bend County, Harris County, Missouri City, Katy, Sugarland and all points in between.
How Can I Contact You ?
You can call us at (713)425- 2525 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer you 24 hours emergency locksmith services.