Flatirons Locksmiths: Buying a new home in Boulder CO? Don’t forget to change the locks!
According to Forbes.com, home sales follow a predictable seasonal trend. More homes are listed in late spring, and sales peak through the early and mid summer months. This makes sense, especially for families with children who need to get settled in before the start of a new school year. Moving requires a significant amount of preparation, even when the house is in “move-in” ready condition. Utilities need to be activated, mail needs to be forwarded, and all remaining loose ends must be tied up before a family can feel that their new house is their new home. If you are moving this summer, be sure to including having locks changed on your new home by a professional locksmith on your list of move-in essentials.
It is impossible to know how many duplicate keys were made by the previous owner prior to selling the home. Every additional key is an opportunity for someone to steal or damage property from your new home. A locksmith can either re-key the existing locks or replace them entirely with a new model that offers additional security protection. Either way, the simple act of changing locks on a new home may save you plenty in stolen items and heartache.
If you are moving into a rental unit or apartment, this is even more crucial due to the number of previous tenants. Depending on the lease agreement, you may be responsible for the cost of changing the locks. It is best to check with your property manager to see who will contact the locksmith and how the transaction will be handled. Landlords with multiple properties may work exclusively with one locksmith and may like locks re-keyed in a certain way to make movement between units and buildings easier for the landlord. Flatirons Locksmiths has experience working with both individual tenants and landlords to find the best lock solution for the situation.
There is also a convenience that comes with changing the locks on a new home. Master keys can be created to open a number of locks on the property, making for a lighter keyring and a more streamlined approached to entering the home. Flatirons Locksmiths can also recommend a variety of different locks depending on level of security and aesthetics.
After the stress of moving day, a family deserves to focus on making memories in their new home. With the help of Flatirons Locksmiths, you can do so with the peace of mind that your family is safe behind a set of new locks. Contact us today for a consultation.
Flatirons Locksmiths is a mobile locksmith company based in Boulder County, serving Boulder CO, Broomfield CO, Louisville CO, Lafayette CO, Superior CO, Erie CO, Niwot CO, & Longmont CO. We offer both emergency & scheduled services, feel free to browse our website to view our complete list of services, or contact us today for all of your residential, commercial, or automotive locksmithing needs. We would love to hear from you!