Rekeying Locks

5 Rekeying Scenarios for Fort Worth Residents

Posted on March 30, 2022 by A-1

Ahh, home ownership. It has its perks, but it does come coupled with its cons (which are mainly related to expenses and maintenance issues). Security is one area that can be a headache for Fort Worth residents, but it doesn’t have to be that way if you work with the right residential locksmith.

If you’re a homeowner in Fort Worth—or any part of the DFW Metroplex—there are certain instances when it’s a wise idea to get your house rekeyed. Here are five of them.

1. Residential Moves

Whether you move into an old home or a new building, the recommendation for your Fort Worth home is the same: get it rekeyed! You don’t know who had access to the locks of your home, who may have made a copy of your keys and who knows the layout of your house. New homes are no exception!

2. Old or Damaged Locks

If your locks are sticking, broken, worn down or simply old, it might be time to replace them. While you’re at it, you might as well get new keys for these locks (and it may be necessary). The good news about old or damaged locks is that they’re an opportunity to upgrade. By installing a smart lock, for example, you increase both convenience and security. Many Fort Worth residents choose to combine services here to enjoy an upgrade during their replacement.

3. Compromised Keys

If you’ve lost a key, misplaced it for a time or had it stolen, this is another ideal time to get your Fort Worth home rekeyed. Keys that aren’t in your possession can be duplicated and that’s a security risk. Make sure you know where all copies of your house keys are at all times and set firm rules for any parties with responsibility for your home’s keys.

4. Upgraded Doors 

Similar to the lock scenario, your door is another home component that is prone to damage and decay. Or, you might have a builder’s grade or subpar door that isn’t giving you the security your Fort Worth home needs. As you determine which doors need to be upgraded, consider replacing the keys and locks on these doors as well.

5. Peace of Mind

Finally, rekeying on a regular basis (whether it’s every year or few years) can give you peace of mind when it comes to your Fort Worth home security. Just as you change your password regularly online, changing house keys often is a good practice to keep your home secure. You could argue that peace of mind is a benefit of all of these scenarios!  

If you’re interested in rekeying services in Fort Worth, TX, contact A-1 Locksmith today!

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