When to Change Your Locks

There are a few different circumstances that require the locks on your house to be changed. Sometimes, this task is not high on our priority list but it is necessary for the safety of your home, your belongings, and yourself.

  • If you have a large family, it won’t take too many years before you have re-made keys multiple times. Kids tend to lose things, and their house key is no exception. Also you may have given keys to friends and never gotten them back. Regardless, if you don’t know exactly how many keys you have or have handed out to others it is time to call your Seattle locksmith! Changing them will let you rest easy knowing that you are safe.
  • If you are a new homeowner it is absolutely essential that you change your locks the day you are moving in. You have no idea who could have a copy of the key that opens your house and why risk it?
  • If you have just started renting a house or apartment it is important to talk to your landlord about the key situation. He or she should have the locks changed after each tenant moves out to maintain privacy and safety.
  • If you lose your key chain with your house key attached it may be a good idea to change the locks just in case. You may be saying to yourself, how would someone know that, that specific key belongs to my specific house. Well you don’t know until it’s too late.

All in all, it is important to use discretion when deciding when to change the locks. And if you are really wanting to increase your home security installing an alarm system may be the best option for you.