HOW TO KNOW WHEN YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR LOCKSAND WHAT TO DO
The frequency with which you change your locks is not determined by time or mileage like cars or other stuff. It is determined by your assessment of the locks and your assessment of certain incidents that will require you to change your locks.
You might want to change your locks for different reasons such as:
- You believe your current lock isn’t doing its job in terms of security and you need to be secure (who doesn’t?)
- Your current lock is getting difficult to open and you need an easy passage into your house.
- You need to keep your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend out of the house.
- You need to change your locks to match the new design of your house.
While many of these reasons are compelling and good enough for some people, other people do not need to change their locks unless they have a very cogent reason for doing so. In this article, we have compiled some of the things you should look out for as sure signs that you need to get new locks on your door, without any doubt andas soon as possible.
Knowing when it’s time to change your locks
Here are some of the ways to know when it is time to change those locks
- Your lock is destroyed
This should be a no-brainer for you (or anyone else) if your security and the security of your family means anything to you. DO NOT MANAGE A DESTROYED LOCK. Don’t even give yourself an hour to rest as soon as you find out your locks are destroyed. Put a call through to a professional locksmith in your area immediately.
- Your house has been burgled in recent times
If you have been the victim of burglary in recent times, you should consider changing your locks to a more secure one. In some cases, burglars destroy door locks, meaning those locks need replacement with a new secure one.
- Your keys are missing
If you can’t find your keys, get a locksmith to change the locks in your house immediately. Sometimes, keys might have been stolen by people around you who wish to break in when you are not around. Also, if your keys get missing and they suddenly reappear mysteriously, change the locks. Someone might have taken them to copy and will have access to your house at night or when you are not around. Nobody wants that.
What to do when you feel like your locks need changing
If you have been burgled, it is important that you call the police before you call a locksmith to change the locks of your house. If you misplace your keys and you are locked out, you also need to get a professional locksmith to pick your locks so that you can get in and change the locks. Whatever you do, do not attempt to pick them yourself.
Hiring the services of a professional locksmith is simply the best way to get any lock job done if you do not want complication in changing your locks.