No, drilling is only used if we can’t get the lock open in a reasonable amount of time. First we will do our best to open your lock without causing any damage like picking the lock, manipulation, or impressioning.
These methods work most of the time, however, even the most experienced locksmith can run into locks they simply cannot open in timely fashion. Only then will we drill out the lock. Drilling the lock will not cause any damage to the door but will make your lock unusable. In the highly unlikely situation when we do end up drilling your lock, we are able to replace it with a new one.