One of my clients in Florida called me today to let me know how much they loved my blog post on the benefits of using a moving company. They said they would definitely consider the company I mentioned, but they also wanted to know if I knew any good locksmiths in the same area. Since they asked, I figured it would be a good time not only to answer their question in a public forum (so everyone can benefit!), but also to discuss why having a reliable and trustworthy locksmith is important for everyone. (Thanks for the idea, Lauren!)
Firstly, let’s begin with why you should call a locksmith when you move into a new place. I think the answer is pretty obvious, but in case it’s not… If the home you’re moving into isn’t brand-spanking new, that is to say that it’s been previously owned or lived in, then that means someone else has had keys to your front door, your back door, your windows, and any other locked entryways to your home. As much as I’d like to believe someone when they say they’re giving me the only existing copy of a key, I just don’t trust anyone that much. So, I call a locksmith to switch out all the locks instead.
Sure, you can probably change out the locks yourself, but I think it’s worth saving yourself the hassle and having a professional do it. Experts, like those at Homestead Locksmith (there’s your answer, Lauren!) can perform new lock installations in your new place much faster than you can. They can also ensure that the locks are installed properly and safely. What good is a lock if it’s attached correctly to the door? And since you’ve called them out to your property, I would have them take a look around the house and see if they can spot any other locations where there should be a lock.
You really don’t have to wait until you’re moving to someplace new before you find a locksmith you want to work with. I think it’s always a great idea to have the number of a good locksmith in your cell phone. Unfortunately, you never know what’s going to happen and when you’re going to need them to rescue you. I know I’ve locked myself out of my car a couple of times! Most locksmith companies, including Homestead Locksmith 24/7, can perform residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith services, which is great. I know that whenever I have any key or ignition issues with my car, it’s typically cheaper to have a locksmith provide the services than to get it done at the dealer.
I don’t want to say it, because I truly hope this never happens to any of you, but if your house gets broken into, the first company you’re going to want to call (after the police,