Sometimes it’s obvious when you need a Fallbrook Locksmith—like when you lock yourself out of your home, office, or vehicle, or if you have a lock that is no longer working and in need of repair or replacement. But there are other times it’s a good idea to call a locksmith to change the locks in your home that may not be as obvious. Here are six reasons to have the locks changed in your home by a Fallbrook locksmith.
- When You First Move into a New Home
We know there are a million things to do when you move into a new home, and changing out the locks is probably not the most exciting, but it is one of the most important things to do in your new home, and shouldn’t be put off. You never know who has keys that will open the doors to your new home, so for your safety and the safety of your family, you should call a locksmith out to your Fallbrook home (before you even move in, if possible) to re-key all of the locks to the exterior doors. That way, the only people with keys to your new home are the people you choose to give them to.
- When Someone Moves Out
Whether it’s a spouse that moves out due to divorce or separation, or a roommate who has moved on to another living situation, it is always wise to have the locks in your home changed when someone no longer lives in your home. This keeps former occupants from coming back to your home and letting themselves in whenever they please, and instead puts you in charge of who enters your home. Just because the person moving out turned in their keys upon leaving, doesn’t mean they don’t still have access to your home, since they could have made copies at any time.
- When You Lose Your Keys
We’ve probably all lost our keys at one time or another—it’s why most people have a spare set. However, even if you have a spare set of keys to all the doors in your house, if there is another set of keys floating around or in the hands of stranger, you are putting yourself in danger of a break-in, and an easy one at that! If you lose your keys, give Fallbrook Local Locksmith a call, and we can come out to your home and re-key the locks on any doors that could be opened by the lost set of keys.
- When Your Locks Become Difficult to Lock or Unlock
Just like anything else, locks can wear out over time. When a door becomes difficult to lock, one of two things can happen: You can just not use the lock, because it is such a hassle to lock and unlock the door; or you may think you are locking the door, when in fact, the lock hasn’t been engaged. Either way, you are leaving your home vulnerable to a break-in. Old locks are also more susceptible to being picked, and offer easy access to would-be intruders. Get those old locks serviced by your local Fallbrook locksmith to protect your home and everything, and everyone, in it.
- When You Have a Break-In
If your home has been broken into, you should call a locksmith to change the locks immediately. The break-in may have damaged your locks, or the intruder may have taken keys. Either way, you are at risk for another break-in, so for your safety, you should not wait to get all exterior locks changed. This is also a good time to consult with your Fallbrook Local Locksmith as to any additional lock security he may advise.
- You Want to Simplify Your Life
If your home is like most, there is a different key for every door in the house. This leaves you with a bulky key ring, and can make it difficult to find the correct key to open a door, especially if it’s dark out. Having just one key that opens all of the doors to your home, as well as any gates, out-buildings and padlocks on your property, makes it easy for you and your family members to come and go, and eliminates the need for a ring full of keys.
If any of these six reasons to change your locks apply to you and your situation, contact us at Fallbrook Local Locksmith. One of our locksmiths would be happy to come to your home in Fallbrook, Rainbow, or Bonsall, and take care of whatever you need to make your home more safe and secure.