Moving into a new home is an exciting time. There is no better feeling than starting a new chapter of your life in a new environment knowing you will make memories there to last a lifetime. However, as appealing as it seems to dream of the future, arrange your furniture, and pick out decor, there are some technical matters that need to be attended to. Inspections, hook-ups, and unpacking are tedious tasks, but important parts of the process.
What not to forget along the way
One part of the move-in process that you can’t afford to ignore is personal safety and security. You love your new home, but are you safe inside of it? You might not be if you don’t have the locks rekeyed.
It might sound a little paranoid to suggest that the previous homeowners will use their extra keys to gain entry, steal from you, or harm your family. It’s highly unlikely; however, it’s also not impossible. And it’s not necessarily the former homeowners you have to worry about—any number of people could have an extra key to that house—friends and relatives, babysitters and pet sitters, contractors who borrowed an extra to let themselves in and out while doing repair. Any one of these people—whom you don’t know—could have access to your house.
Look at it this way: you would never hand a key to your house over to a total stranger, right? You wouldn’t give someone a key just because they’re the brother-in-law of the former owner of your house. That would be crazy! So, you must ask yourself—how is letting those people hang on to the keys they already have any better or any different?
Getting your locks rekeyed is a simple step you can take to protect your possessions and your family.
You just give your Columbus locksmith a call—they can have those locks changed in short order. It’s a minor and virtually painless step to take to protect this wonderful new place you call home.
When you decide to have your locks rekeyed, take some time to make sure you have all the doors covered. That may seem obvious, but there are a couple of doors that are sometimes forgotten, namely the exterior garage door and the door connecting an attached garage to the house. These can be easy entry points for people looking to steal. It’s easy to slip in and out virtually unheard, and there are some valuable items, such as lawn mowers and power tools, not to mention your car, stored in the garage. Take some time to make sure that you’ve included these doors in your rekeying plan.
Rekeying your locks might seem like a hassle, or just one more item on an already long to-do list when you’re moving in. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s a simple procedure that will be worthwhile in the end. If you’re looking to have the locks on your new home rekeyed, give us a call here at QuickPro Locksmith. We’re happy to answer your questions and set up an appointment for rekeying.