Are You Move Into a New Home? Call a Locksmith!
Getting the keys to a new home, apartment, or condominium is an exciting time. There are, however, things to think about besides closing on the deal and moving in your belongings. One of the first professionals to contact is a certified locksmith. Here is why you need a locksmith when you move into a new home.
Of course, if the key has ever been lost or stolen, you don’t know whose hands it has fallen into and whether or not it is in the hands of a would-be crook. In addition to this potential safety threat, there are most likely additional people who hold a copy of a key to your front door.
Unless you had the home built and personally selected the first locks to be put on the doors, it is very likely that someone else has a spare key to your locks making you vulnerable to a break-in. At the very least, even though the previous owner turned over the keys, it’s quite possible he or she still has a copy lying around or has forgotten that they gave a spare to a family member, a neighbor, a friend or a co-worker who now has access to your front door.
Some of these people who were once trusted by the previous owner to hand over the key to may now be someone with whom there is tension and reason to worry about potential revenge. These people include a former spouse or roommate. Divorce or roommate break ups are often very emotional and messy. You won’t want to be caught in the middle of such a dispute simply because you bought the house or rented the apartment they once shared.
Even if you had the home built, there is the potential that the builders or contractors who worked on the house may have access to a spare key. This is especially true, however, if you used a realtor to help you purchase the house. While you may trust your realtor, the key may have been placed inside a lockbox, which means anyone using the MLS with access to the lockbox has had access to your key.
Feel Safe and Secure at Your New Home!
Ensure your locks are secure and you are the only one with a key to your home by calling a locksmith to come out and install new locks or have the existing ones rekeyed before you spend the night or begin moving in furniture and valuables.
Don’t stop at your front door lock alone. Make sure all of the locks on the outside of the home, including garage locks, gate locks, outside building locks, or a lock to your deck entry door or basement as well as any window locks are also replaced or rekeyed.
Why risk the safety of you, your family members, or your valuables when all it takes is one secure step of changing your locks. When you move into your Tuscon, Arizona area home, let our professionals from Tucson Locksmith 24 help you secure your locks before you move in your family and your valuables.