5 signs it's time to get your locks changed
The security of your home couldn't be more important. No matter what type of alarm system you have, your exterior locks are still your first line of defence, so ignoring any problems you're experiencing with them simply isn't an option.
While you won’t have to change your locks regularly, there are some situations when you may need the services of a South Yorkshire locksmith. Here are just a few.
1. You’ve lost a key
Losing a key can happen to the best of us, and it goes without saying that you should call an emergency locksmith if this happens to you. This is especially true if you have a keyring with your name or address on.
You just don't know where a missing key may end up, so save yourself any problems further down the line by getting a lock replacement as soon as possible.
2. The lock is damaged
Like any other part of your home, locks need looking after. Maintaining them is important, but as your main point of entry to your home is the front door, your locks may become damaged and less secure over time.
If you notice any damage, rust or find you can’t turn your key, this is a tell-tale sign that it's time for a lock replacement.
3. Your key is getting stuck
If your key isn’t sliding into the lock easily or there’s resistance when you turn it, there may be something wrong with the mechanism inside. The last thing you want is for your key to break off in the lock, so you should look at getting it replaced.
4. You’ve moved into a new home
Moving into a new home can be a hectic time, but setting some aside to get your locks changed as soon as you move in could save you problems in the long run.
You might not know who lived in the house before, and even if you do, you can’t be sure who they gave keys to. Getting your locks changed is the best way to make sure no one else can gain entry to your new home - take a look at our home mover lock package for more information.
5. Your own peace of mind
There doesn’t always need to be visible signs of lock damage or a particular reason for you to wanting to get them replaced. If you’re worried in any way about the safety of your home - or if you think changing your locks every few years is the best form of maintenance - just do it. It’s a small price to pay to give you that much-needed peace of mind.
If you’re thinking of a lock replacement, we're here to help. Get in touch with us on Rotherham 01709 711 055 for emergency lock repairs, or if you simply want to upgrade your home's security.