When moving into a new home, it’s easy to overlook the little things. For example, the last thing on your mind may be to rekey your entire place. One reason is because it’s expensive. Depending on the amount of doors you have, hiring a locksmith to come and change all of your locks can get expensive. Yet, it’s more costly to have copies of your key floating around.
Sure, you can trust the seller of the home, but not everyone manages extra copies of their house keys. The seller could have forgotten the time they lent the baby sitter a temporary key or neglected to remind you of the spare they left in the fake rock outside. Not changing your locks imposes on your safety and could ultimately cost a lot.
So, what are your options?
Call a locksmith. You could also remove the locks and take them to a locksmith to have them rekeyed for a cheaper price. Don’t forget, you could always do it yourself. Remove one of your locks and take it to Home Depot or Lowes in order to get the proper measurements. Instead of simply rekeying your place, you could get new locks that look better and add value to your home.