Did you just move into a new home? We’re not surprised, according to the U.S. Census, from 2012 and 2013, 35.9 million people moved. They also state that the average person moves about 11 times in their lifetime. There are a lot of reasons that people will choose to move, per the Census, nearly 50% move for housing reasons. About 30% move for family concerns. Nineteen percent move for employment. https://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/p20-574.pdf So if you are among the many that do move this year, please remember to get new keys before you put out your “Welcome” mat at the new front door.
Some might wonder, why they should bother with the time and expense of getting a locksmith st george Utah when they move to the area. But it’s important to keep in mind, that quite a few people have had access to this beautiful house that you and your family are now calling Home Sweet Home. While quite likely there is little to fuss over, changing the keys is a good security measure and will give you and your loved ones that added peace of mind.
Remember that while the house has been for sale, that real estate agents have had keys, contractors who’ve given estimates on work have also had keys, other people who’ve worked on the house such as painters or gardeners may have had keys, a house sitter may have had keys too. That’s not even including the neighbors or family members of the previous home owner who may still have keys to what is now your family’s home. There may also be “hidden keys” such as under flower pots or other simple hiding spots for anyone who forgot a house key, unfortunately, someone too curious with bad intentions could easily find that key and enter your home. It’s simply a lot safer for you to get the house rekeyed.
This is a very simple process. If you are new to your community, try asking your real estate agent or neighbors for a recommendation for a good locksmith st George Utah that they know. The locksmith will come visit your home, to see which doors need new locks so they can rekey your home. Let them know how many copies of your keys you would like, so you can distribute them to family members.
Keep in mind that you may need to have the garage door rekeyed as well. Take the time to let the locksmith see all of your home, so they can make recommendations. You will likely find it simpler to get everything rekeyed at once. It is also ideal to order 1 or 2 extra copies of your keys so you have them handy. Keep them in safe spot. No, this is not under the flower pot on the front porch! Most homeowners become friendly with their neighbors and exchange keys, so they can feel confident they will be able to get into their own homes easily. This is yet another good reason to get to know your neighbors in your new community.
Welcome to your new home. We know there is a lot to do. Getting your home rekeyed takes less time than you think, but will save you an awful lot of fuss in the long run!