Need a 24 Hour Locksmith? All Hours Lock & Key has got you covered

Have you ever locked your keys in your car late at night? Maybe you've arrived home only to realize you've lost your house keys. When these things happen, you need a reliable 24 hour locksmith. We at All Hours Lock & Key provide just that, offering an array of locksmith services to the people of Lexington, KY, and the surrounding areas, round the clock.

Our Mobile Locksmith service is one of the best in the region, available 24/7 to help you out in your hour of need. Our experts can handle everything from car key copy to key duplication, ensuring you're never locked out for long.

After-Hours Emergency Locksmith

When the unexpected happens, we're your After-Hours Emergency Locksmith. We understand the urgency and frustration that comes with being locked out. Our mobile locksmith service ensures we're always just a call away, ready to provide a quick and professional service no matter the time or day.

No matter where you are, whether it's Lexington, Versailles, or any of our other service areas, remember, we at All Hours Lock & Key are here to help. Trust us for reliable, professional, and timely locksmith services, 24/7.

24 Hour Auto Locksmith Services

For those stressful moments when you've lost your car keys, our auto locksmith services are here to help. Offering Lost Car Key Replacement, we're your go-to locksmiths in Lexington and the nearby regions including Winchester, Nicholasville, Georgetown, and Richmond. Our mobile locksmiths can quickly and efficiently replace your lost car key, minimizing the disruption to your day.

24 Hour Residential Locksmith Services

Our residential locksmith services offer the ultimate peace of mind. From lock changes and key duplication to the installation of new security systems, we've got your home covered. We're proud to be the preferred 24 hour locksmith for homes in Lexington, KY and beyond.

Safes and Security

Our safes service ensures that your valuables remain secure. It doesn't matter whether you need a safe for your home or business; we have options for everyone. You can rely on us to deliver and install your safe with professionalism and attention to detail.

"Safety is our top priority, and we believe that every home and business deserves the peace of mind that comes with a secure safe."

24 Hour Commercial Locksmith Services

Our commercial locksmith services cater to businesses of all sizes. From retail outlets in Versailles to corporate offices in Frankfort, we provide top-notch locksmith services. We understand the importance of security for your business and offer personalized solutions to meet your specific needs.

In conclusion, our team at All Hours Lock & Key takes great pride in offering the best locksmith services to Lexington, KY, and its surrounding areas. From safes and security for your commercial premises to providing a swift lost car key replacement, our team is always ready to help. We know that locks and keys issues can happen at the most inconvenient times. That's why our 24-hour locksmith and after-hours emergency locksmith services are just a call away - (859) 396-8528.

Whether it's for your home, your car, or your business, don't let a lost key or a stubborn lock disrupt your day. Reach out to our Contact Us page and get the professional locksmith assistance you need, right when you need it. We're here to offer you peace of mind, 24/7.

5 Steps to Properly Maintain a Door Lock

Your front door is normally the first line of defense in keeping intruders and other unwelcome guests outside the home, but is in many cases completely overlooked by many in terms of regular maintenance.

To keep your door locks functioning as effectively and securely as possible, you need to perform some regular maintenance. We'll show you the five best tips for maintaining a door lock.

1. Check the door frame

This may come as a surprise, but maintaining your door locks does not start with the door lock, but actually the door itself. A door that binds or sags can cause harmful pressure on the door lock latch or bolt, which can lead to premature failure that can leave you locked in or out of your house.

The first step is to ensure the door is hung correctly so that it will swing open and close freely and without scraping or catching on the door frame. Ideally, you are looking for an opening of around 1/8" inch at the top and bottom of the door and less than a 1/4" inch at each side.

2. Check the Door Hinges, Strike Plate, and Door Screws

Man checking door hinge screws.

Commonly, failures occur because the door hinge screws are either too short or not all the door hinge screws have been installed.

To not only help prevent sagging but also increase break-in resistance, add a 3" inch screw to each hinge. This will typically ensure the door hinge is not only affixed to the door frame but also the wall framing, greatly strengthening the door.

Similar to the door hinge, we recommend using longer screws on the plate for the deadbolt as well.

3. Test the Deadbolt and Deadlatch

Deadlatch on a Schlage latch.

Examine how the deadlatch, the small plunger that rides on top of the latches flat side and how the strike plate connect. When you close your door, the deadlatch should NOT be fall into the strike plate.

If the deadlatch does, then this is a good sign that a lock failure is coming. Most modern entry door locks now have a safety feature that will prevent the lock from engaging at all if they are not correctly aligned with the strike plate. Binding or broken deadlatches are very common causes of lock failures.

In addition, when your door is closed, the deadbolt should move freely. If you need to push, pull or lift the door to operate the deadbolt, then the deadbolt is not properly aligned with the deadbolt strike plate. You also want to ensure that the deadbolt hole is deep enough in the door jamb for the bolt to completely extend.

4. Clean and Lubricate your Door Locks

Cleaning and lubricating your dock locks is one of the easiest and quickest things you can do to prolong the life of your door locks.

We do not recommend using petroleum-based lubricates. Instead, a Teflon or other dry oils are the best and easiest to apply.

Spray a very small amount of lubricant into the key way and insert your key into the lock a couple of times. Be sure to wipe any debris from the key each time. Additionally, can you use the same lubricate on your latch and deadbolt.

Best of all, you only need to lubricate your locks like this once or twice a year.

5. Copy Keys from the Original Key

A final step to maintaining your dock lock is maintaining the keys themselves. A key will most likely wear out long before a door lock.

We always recommend keeping an original key in safe keeping and only using it to make copies of the key. Duplicates are never an exact match, and those variances only increase each time you make a duplicate of a duplicate and can make a huge difference between a key you must jiggle to work, if it even works at all.

Finally, it's best to use your keys gently when in locks and never using force to either insert a key or open a lock.


Sean Fitzgerald

Samuel Crump

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