It may be time to change your locks. If you find yourself in any of the following situations, start looking for professional help.
Your key was stolen
If your key was lost or stolen, then the first order of business is to replace your locks as soon as possible. Lost or stolen keys are a possible security risk, Patch says. What if someone deliberately stole your keys to gain access to your home? Prevent that scenario by getting your locks changed right away.
You’ve been burglarized
If there is already an attempt to break into your home, then there’s no time to waste. Have all the locks changed. Get in touch with a 24-hour locksmith to help get started on replacing all the locks in your home. That way, you won’t have to worry if the burglars come back the next day. They’re sure to have a harder time getting through your security. This is also a good time to think about adding new security features.
Your housemate moved out
Whether you live in a home or flat, if you’ve been sharing that space with someone and s/he just moved out, the wise thing to do is to have all the locks changed. If a copy of the old key was made, someone might have access to your home without you even knowing it. That’s not good. Stay on the safe side of things by having all those locks tossed and replaced with new ones.
You gave someone a copy of your key
If you gave a former friend or partner a key, only to find out how untrustworthy they are, then it’s best that you protect yourself by hiring a pro to get all the locks changed. Don’t dawdle, though. Have them changed the soonest you can. Taking too long can give that untrustworthy person a window.
Your key is damaged
If it’s already late and your lock is busted, don’t wait until the morning comes up before you call for help. With assistance from a 24-hour locksmith, you can have that lock tossed and a new one fitted into place right away. That’s going to put your mind at ease, knowing that your door lock is dodgy and is only being held together by tape, spit and prayers.
Your locks are old
If it seems to get harder to open the lock, that could mean that your lock is already much too old. It may be time to retire it. Call us at Angel Locksmith for your options.