Do you know who has access to your home? Many people don’t. They assume that the keys that they have are the only keys out there.
Your home has had previous owners and renters. Many of those previous owners walked off with key copies. In addition, previous residents may have given key copies to service providers. There are unscrupulous people who are willing to use these advantages to rob you, to snoop through your things, or to commit identity theft.
Of course, sometimes you know exactly who the unwanted key holder is. It’s a good idea to get a re-key when you’re getting a divorce or after showing a roommate the door. These aren’t happy events, but completing the re-key can bring a great deal of relief. Once it’s done you no longer have to worry about what the unwanted key holder is going to do.
Lock Repair and Replacement
Locks usually last many years, but eventually they do wear out. A lock is a piece of mechanical equipment like any other, one with moving parts that wear down and wear out.
When they do, locks get jammed. Keys get stuck. You find yourself having to fight with the lock to get in and out of the house. Locks and strike plates get misaligned, which means you have to yank and jiggle the door to make the key turn. These aren’t just headaches—they are signs of a situation that needs immediate attention. If you leave it for too long the lock will eventually break altogether, a situation which can be both inconvenient and dangerous.