Top 3 Reasons to Replace your Home Locks
The locks on your home’s exterior doors are often all that is stopping robberies, home invasions and other domestic issues that could arise due to the appearance of a guest that no one would like to see in their home.
Most exterior doors have two locks, one for the handle which you turn and a deadbolt that provides added protection. Other types of doors, such as sliders, utilise different types of locks and many people prefer to use some sort of aid to prevent sliding doors from opening, such as a piece of durable wood or broomstick. Regardless of the types of locks presently on your house there may come a time when it is necessary to replace your home locks, but why?
Here are some of the main reasons you should consider replacing handle locks, deadbolts and other exterior home door locks.
Replace locks after a break-in
If you have been the victim of a burglary you should strongly consider replacing your household locks. It doesn’t matter how the intruders entered previously, once they have been in your home they may have obtained a key that would allow them easily re-enter your house.
Replacing the locks on the exterior doors throughout your house will greatly reduce the possibility of the burglars from returning through the front door to take what they left.
And, always ensure to make a report with your local police station in the event of a break-in.
After a room-mate or tenant leaves
Owning a rental property can be a great investment but it can also be quite an undertaking. It is a smart idea to replace the locks following the departure of any tenants of a rental property or room in order to prevent them from coming back to the house.
They may have returned the original key(s) that you gave them, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t get copies made. Keep yourself and future tenants safe by replacing the locks.
If locks become damaged or worn
You should regularly inspect home locks for damage and wear. If keys can be easily wiggled in the lock hole there is good reason to believe that the internals of the lock are failing. Also be sure to check for rust on exterior locks, as excessive amounts could put them at risk of breaking. Check that you can’t easily unlock doors by shaking the door handle. If your doors can be unlocked without the use of a key than it is definitely time for replacement!
It is important to do everything you can to keep your home safe. The locks on your doors protect you and your family, so do your best to keep them in pristine condition.
If you do find your locks aren’t as secure as they could be consider upgrading to something safer.
For professional lock replacement in Dublin contact Crothers Security at 01-456 7947.
We cater for all types of residential and commercial locksmith requirements, in addition to car keys, safes and a lot more too.