When moving into a new home it is likely that you will have a list of tasks you will need to complete right away such as buying new furniture, getting the utilities turned on, and unpacking. However, what many homeowners fail to think of doing is having their new home's locks rekeyed. Rekeying the locks in your home is one of the first things you should do after purchasing a home, as your home's locks are your first line of defense against a home invasion. Here are just a few of the reasons why it is so critical that you have your home rekeyed as soon as you move in.
You Are Purchasing a Used Home
If you are purchasing a previously lived-in home, it is crucial for your own personal safety that you have your locks rekeyed when you move in. The fact is that making copies of a key is extremely cheap and easy to do, so it is impossible to know how many keys the previous owner made and gave out to other people over the years. They may have given keys to family members, friends, neighbors, and even housekeepers. Rekeying your home's locks is then critical for your personal safety and peace-of-mind.
You Are Purchasing a Newly Constructed Home
Even if you are purchasing a newly constructed home, it would still be in your best interest to have the locks rekeyed when you move in. Many homebuyers believe that if they are the first homeowner, then no one else will have a copy of the key. However, during the final phases of construction, it is likely that the builder had to give out keys to people working on the home including construction workers, inspectors, and subcontractors. With all of those keys in circulation, it can be easy for the builder to forget who has a key and they may not get all of them back. Thusly, even with a new construction home, it is safest to have your locks rekeyed when you move in.
Ultimately, rekeying your new home's locks when you move in is the best way to ensure your personal safety and peace-of-mind. Contact us to learn more about having your home's locks rekeyed.