Locks are critical to keeping your home safe and secure. Without them, intruders and burglars can easily access your property, putting your belongings at risk of being stolen and exposing your family members to danger. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that every lock in your home is working properly.
Certain indicators and events will dictate when you need to replace your home’s locks.
Moving into a new house is always exciting, but don’t let the excitement get in the way of common sense. One of the first things you should do upon moving in is change the locks. During the sale, a lot of people, including the real estate agent, home inspectors, and former owners, gained access to the house. They may have known where the keys were or made a copy for themselves. You are never certain that your family members are the only ones with the keys. For the sake of safety and peace of mind, it’s best to replace all the locks.
Over time, locks will develop wear, tear, and rust. When this happens, they can be easily broken or picked, giving intruders a free pass into your home. Inspect the locks regularly. If you notice any tarnish or other signs of damage, ask a locksmith to change them immediately. The newer the locks, the more able they are to repel the newest methods of breaking in via your doors.
Recovering from a Burglary
Has someone broken into your home recently? If so, it is reason enough to change the locks. Even if the intruders broke in through a window and the locks weren’t touched, it’s still better to have them replaced. They may have grabbed a spare key or set of keys when they were inside. Your house can also become a bigger target among burglars because they know it is penetrable. Sometimes, even the same burglars return. No matter the method of break-in, change your locks.
Lost or Stolen Key
The only route to peace of mind after you have lost your key is the route to a locksmith who can change the locks. You just never know who ended up with your keys. The issue becomes more worrisome if the keys were stolen along with your ID or other personal documents and cards.
If any of these events happen to you, call a professional Myrtle Beach locksmith immediately. Our pros can install a stronger lock system to boost security in your home. Delaying the job just gives intruders more time to plan their heist.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced trustworthy locksmith, including installation and maintenance of locks and doors. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!