Moving can be a stressful event. There are so many things to get done, and many others to consider. One major point to avoid overlooking is the current locks on the building or home. As a new owner or lessee, it is important to change the locks.
Previous residents may have several copies of keys that can allow access to your home. Despite the fact that all keys are to be surrendered upon final sale, many people still have keys to their former dwellings. Not only does this cause a safety issue for the new residents, but it can also be a cause of insurance problems in the future.
Homes are often broken into by people who knew the previous owners. This is why it is very important to take the time to change the locks upon moving in. It should be one of the first things you do. As an added security, install a deadbolt lock if there isn’t one already there.
When changing locks, be sure to change locks on every enterance to the home. Do not forget basements and side doors that are not used often. These are usually the points of entry when being robbed.
Changing the locks when you move into a new place will provide you with security from the possibility that there are keys floating around out there. Put your mind to ease by changing the locks to protect your family and your assets.