Mailbox locks break down from time to time. If your mailbox lock is broken and is not locking or unlocking properly you should call a locksmith to get it repaired. If your mailbox lock is sticky or just not working properly, before you decide to call a locksmith always try to spray some lubricant inside the keyhole. In many cases this can solve your problem and save you some money. Just make sure you use a lock-friendly lubricant. Common lubricants like WD-40 can trap dust and dirt which may gunk up the lock. An unsecured mailbox can make you vulnerable to identity theft and privacy violations.
Usually when people call us for a mailbox lock replacement is because they lost or were never given a key by the previous owner. If this is the case we can pick the lock to open the mailbox and replace the lock with a new one that includes two keys. When moving to a new home, it is strongly recommended to replace the mailbox lock. You never know if at some point the old owner might of given a mailbox key to an untrustworthy ex-tenant.
When you call around to get a quote for a mailbox replacement service, only hire locksmith companies that can at least give you a total price over the phone. We go even further by posting it on our website for your convenience. Our price for replacing a standard mailbox lock is $39 trip charge plus $36 for everything else (new lock, installation, tax and picking the lock if necessary).