Many homeowners wait until spring and summer to start moving out of their old property into a new one. However, there are some aspects of home security that shouldn’t be taken for granted, such as leaving the old locks in place. Before you can complete the move, it’s a smart idea to hire professional locksmiths to evaluate the security setup of your home through an inspection. What comes next? Let’s find out!
Schedule Your Appointment
The first thing you’ve got to do is schedule your appointment with a locksmith that you can trust. It’s easy to lose your keys while you are out grocery shopping. Likewise, it’s just as easy to leave your keys inside the house and lock yourself out whether you are trudging to a laundry room located in a different apartment building or you’ve just noticed you locked yourself out of your car. In any case, scheduling your locksmith appointment as soon as possible will be a huge relief.
Play the Waiting Game
The next step is to, unfortunately, play the waiting game. After you’ve moved in, you should wait a few days. This sounds like odd advice, but it is still useful. That’s because you owe it to yourself to settle in and familiarize yourself with your new digs. After all, there could be problems that you need to look for before changing your locks, just in case. You never know who used to have keys to the house and what they did to the house, unless it is new construction and you and your family are going to be the lucky ones – as the first occupants, of course!
Do More Research
Besides determining who the best locksmith to call – the team at Village Lock and Key – is, you also have some other tasks to research and complete. By doing this, you will be able to make the process of getting locks changed over much smoother. Which locks do you have right now? which ones are intact, and which ones aren’t? These questions are essential and you need to answer them before you can continue.
More Tips to Follow
Make sure you have copies of all your closing papers, especially if you still need to pay those fees. Get all the utilities, insurance policies, and yes, your new driver’s license info all squared away!
Village Lock & Key is the Key to Your Success!
You might wonder, what makes us unique? We’re the only locksmith shop in all of Howard County, Maryland. Visit our location at 8970C Old Annapolis Road in Columbia, or reach us over the phone at 410-997-5969 (local calls) or toll-free at 800-966-9911. Are you on social media? Come and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!