Why Should You Replace A Door Lock?
Wear and Tear – It would be nice if everything lasted forever, but unfortunately like most things’ door locks have a life span and over time, due the frequent use of the locks they can start to wear and eventually fail and leave your home vulnerable. Try and look out for obvious signs of wear on your locks such as rust. If you have rust on your lock, then it is definitely time for an upgrade.
Lost/Stolen Keys – By far, this is one of the most common reasons for people requiring the services of their local locksmith. Losing your keys or fearing they have been stolen is incredibly stressful, mainly because it poses two problems, first, you are locked out of your property and second you cant be sure who may have found or even stolen your keys so you cant be sure that once your back inside your property it is as secure as it once was. Most good locksmiths will recommend having the locks changed if you feel there is no chance of finding your keys. This is to ensure that your home stays secure and a potential burglar isn’t going to have easy access to your property and belongings by letting themselves in through your front door. When a locksmith has gained entry to your property and changed the locks you will be provided with a new set of keys so you can be sure you know exactly who has a key to your property.
Moving Home – When you move into a new property getting the locks changed should be high up on your to do list. Unfortunately, most people often overlook this or forget as there dealing with a lot of other stuff during the move. However, it is highly recommended, not just by locksmiths but by the police and insurance companies as well. This is because unless you have built the property yourself and are the first people to occupy it you can’t be sure of how many keys are still in circulation. The same applies if someone moves out of your property, a lodger or tenant for example.
Burglary – If you have been victim to a break in then after the crime has been reported and the police have been to collect evidence one of the first things you should do is get the locks changed. This is incredibly important as any damaged or broken locks will leave your home vulnerable to another break in! It is also possible that the burglars found a spare set of keys to your home during the break in so even if your locks weren’t damaged it is a good idea to have them changed. Also upgrading your locks at the same time will help deter potential burglars from future break ins.
If your having problems with any of your locks, or if they need upgrading to more secure locks then contact Lime Locks Wirral today – 0151 353 9607