Moving into a new house can be an exciting experience. You might be going to a new town where you and your family can settle in and discover new opportunities. Perhaps you’ve invested in a bigger house, and you’re excited to see what you can accomplish when you put your decorating skills to the test.
However, before you can enjoy all of the good parts of moving, there are a few things that you’ll need to consider first. Most importantly, you’ll need to decide how you’re going to keep your new home safe. While your property probably already comes with locks on the doors and windows, one of the best things you can do to protect yourself in the future is to have those locks replaced by a professional locksmith.
What are the Benefits of Changing your Locks?
At first, changing the locks when you move into a new home can seem like a time-consuming and expensive process. You don’t want to have to worry about paying for a professional to come and fiddle around with your doors and windows when you’ve got countless boxes to unpack and new rooms to set up. However, switching the locks can give you some crucial peace of mind.
Ask yourself, do you really know how many people have had a key to your house before you? Sure, the old owner of the property probably handed over the keys that he or she had, but what about friends, family, and exes that have keys that they forgot all about?
Most of the time, a person who finds an old key for your home isn’t going to come and try to get into your property in the future. However, you’ll never know for sure that your home is secure until you change the locks. That’s one of the reasons that insurance for your home can sometimes be more expensive if you haven’t changed the locks after you’ve moved in.
Better to Be Safe than Sorry
Ultimately, you’ve spent a lot of money on your new property, the last thing you want to do is put it at risk. Changing the locks on your front and back doors, as well as any windows that are large enough to climb through, ensures that you’re thoroughly protected if anyone should find an old key and try to make their way into your home.
It’s impossible to know how many people a copy of your key might have today if you haven’t changed your locks. In fact, the old owner of your house might have replaced a key somewhere, which means that it’s just floating around in Perth, waiting for someone to find it.
While adding the task of changing the locks to your list of things to do when you move to a new house might not be very attractive on the surface – particularly when you already have so much to do, it’s the only way to ensure true peace of mind.
What’s more, if you get your locks changed with the experts here at Guv’nor Locksmiths, you can rest assured that we’ll get the job done fast and be out of your hair as soon as possible, so you can start settling into your secure new home. Want to find out more? Contact Guv’Nor Locksmiths