Here is why you should always rekey your home when you move in. Whenever you purchase or lease a new home, condo or an apartment you need to understand that the seller, landlord or property management company very rarely rekey their properties. Therefore, it is a true concern to be worried about who has the keys to your home. Previous owners and tenants commonly distribute their keys to friends and family, thus, who knows who may have the key to your residence.
Over the period of ten years, just imagine how many times you have stuck the key into the lock and opened and locked the door, probably thousands . Now think about the weather extremes, hot, cold, humidity, wind with fine dirt particles getting into the mechanisms. All of these factors take a gradual toll on your locks. Due to all of these factors you can clearly see how your locks look on the outside. Replacing your locks for how they look on the outside is the least reason that you should replace them. Most common locks are made of relatively soft metals like brass and metal alloys (also known as pig metals). these soft metals wear down quite a bit due to all of the above factors and these locks become much easier to compromise, leaving your home at an increased risk for a successful breakin.
To start with, we are fully licenced locksmiths by the State of California's Bureau of Security and Investigative Services . In order to become a licenced locksmith you must undergo a lengthy background investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If you don't get through this scrutiny with flying colors you won't become a licenced locksmith. Next, my partner and I have been serving our largest client at the tune of over a thousand homes per year for the last few years. We have been performing whole house rekeys, lock repairs and replacements, gaining access for the sheriff's department during evictions, gaining access for 24hr inspections, emergency lockouts, maintaining a master key system and mailbox lock replacements. This makes us experts at what we do, because there is little that we haven't seen. I would also like to point out that we always go the extra mile to take care of our clients. We truly want your business and will always strive to make sure that you are more than satisfied with our service.