One of the absolute worst things a homeowner can experience is a break in. You wake up in the morning, pack a lunch to take to work with you, leave for the day, put your dog in the garage and go about your day. When you get home, however, you find the front door open. It’s not something you want to experience, but the unfortunate reality is that nearly four million homes are broken into on a yearly basis.
When you arrive home to find the door open, your stomach starts turning, but you hope for the best. “Perhaps I forgot to lock it and the wind blew it open,” you think to yourself. Upon further inspection, however, you walk in and all of your belongings are gone. It’s a moment when your heart sinks and it’s not the type of event that you’ll forget any time soon.
Experiencing a break in is something that can leave you shaken for days, unsure of how you should proceed or what you steps you need to take moving forward. Should you install a security system? Perhaps add cameras around the perimeter to ward off would-be thieves?
A Locksmith Is the Answer
If you’re a new homeowner, chances are that you were handed over new keys during closing. The problem with using those keys is that while the person who sold you the home might be trustworthy, you just have no real way of knowing who else has a copy of the keys that you received. Say, for example, that the person who sold you your home used it as a rental property.
He or she may have given keys to the tenants who may have shared their keys with friends. It’s hard to say who has a copy of the keys that are given to you during closing because making spare keys is accomplished cheaply and easily at pretty much any home improvement store.
Luckily for new homeowners in the Felton area, our team of locksmiths can help.
Let Us Handle Everything
When you’re moving into your new home, you are more than likely working on a pretty specific timeline. From the time you put in your offer to the time you close, you will have had to sign countless pieces of paperwork, attend an inspection, pack up all of the furniture in your current living space, call utility companies to be sure that everything is turned on, and likely much more than that. It can feel like a whirlwind, and this is doubly true for homes that close in less than a month.
With so much running around and so many things to do, you are no doubt feeling stressed. When the day to close finally comes, you still have to sign the paperwork, get out of your old place, and move things into your new home. Even if you hired a moving company, you still have to be there to supervise, making sure that each item goes where it needs to be, and then unpack everything and start getting settled in.
In other words, the last thing on your mind, more often than not, is changing out the locks on your doors. At Pro-Lock and Safe, we completely understand that and that’s why we’re here to help. All you have to do is find some time to give us a call (maybe in between calling utility companies, but we promise we won’t keep you on the phone for as long as they do) and let us know that you’re moving to a new home and you’d like to have the locks changed.
We Bring You Peace of Mind
You have enough to worry about when you’re moving and the last thing you want is for a thief to take advantage of the situation, slipping in and running off with boxes that are already neatly packed and ready to go just because they have the keys to your home.
Just give us a call and we’d be happy to either rekey your locks, rendering old keys useless and ensuring that you have the keys that work, or replacing the locks with something that better suits your home’s decor or your desire for improved quality and security. No matter what your needs are, we’d be happy to accommodate you, providing you with safety and assurance in your new location.
An added benefit of choosing new locks is that we’re not selling the same stuff as you’d find at the hardware store–instead, we can set you up with heavy duty locks that are made to stand the test of time, providing you with quality that’s built to last a lifetime and not a few years. If you’d like a locksmith to change out or rekey the locks in your new home, we’re here for you. Reach out to the team at Pro-Lock and Safe today, because we’d love nothing more than to make sure you’re safe and secure in your new home.