Flatirons Locksmiths: Some Signs that it’s Time to Change Locks on your Home
Just because you’ve lived in your home for a long time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t change your locks every once in a while. Here are some things to consider when trying to determine whether the time is right for you to do this.
1. Your current locks are rusty or wobbly
Locks can wear over time and can become loose, wobbly or rusty. While they may still work fine, this puts you at an increased risk for a break-in because your locks are easier to manipulate. Rather than allowing an intruder easy access, it’s best to consider changing your locks.
2. You have already experienced a break-in
If your home has been broken into, you should consider changing your locks. The reason? Your locks may have become weakened and may no longer work properly. In addition, it’s possible that a robber took a spare key from your home, and can now gain easy access in the future. You don’t’ want to be targeted a second time, which is why you should consider changing your locks as soon as possible.
3. A roommate has left
If you have roommates, you can never be quite sure if they have given keys to another person or had extra copies made themselves. For this reason, you should always change your locks every time an old roommate moves out.
4. You’ve lost your keys
If your house keys have been lost, you should think about changing your locks, even if you end up finding them later. That’s because you never know who might have handled them during the time they were missing. Even though you think your keys were lost, they actually could have been stolen instead. It’s better to be safe rather than sorry, and go ahead and change your locks.
5. You’ve had to give a key out due to an emergency
Perhaps you had to leave town suddenly and left a key with a neighbor or friend so that they could look after the place for you. You may also have left a key for a service technician so that repairs could be done while you were away. If there’s any reason at all to wonder whether or not these individuals made copies of your keys, change your locks so that you won’t suffer from regret later.
6. A recent Domestic Dispute
This is perhaps one of the most common reasons other than new home purchases where we hear from people wanting to have their locks changed. After a nasty break-up or messy divorce one of the biggest things that will give you back your sense of security is changing the locks on your home. Our technicians are both discreet and understanding. In this case we usually only need to rekey the locks so the old key no longer works in them, only a new one that we make for you.
Keeping your home safe is both your & our top priority, and changing your locks from time to time should be part of your overall security plan. We can help you take care of this task so that you will be able to enjoy peace of mind. Contact us today to find out more.
Flatirons Locksmiths is a mobile locksmith company based in Boulder County, serving Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Erie, Niwot, & Longmont in Colorado. We offer both emergency & scheduled services, feel free to browse our website to view our complete list of services, or contact us today for all of your residential, commercial, or automotive locksmith needs. We would love to hear from you!