Many locksmiths provide service around the clock, and for good reason – there are times that you're concerned about the security of your home and you can't wait until regular business hours to have your locks changed or rekeyed. If you're nervous that someone you don't know or trust has obtained a key to your home, it's best to call your local locksmith service right away. A technician will be able to arrive promptly, regardless of the hour, and instantly improve the security of your home to help you sleep soundly at night. Here are three times that it's wise to get a locksmith on the phone.
House Party and Missing Keys
If you're a parent of a teenager, you might occasionally arrive home after a night or two away to learn that your child had a party at the home without your consent. Doling out some disciplinary measures can wait – first, make sure that all of your spare keys are accounted for. If not, it's time to call your local locksmith service. Teenager house parties can be notorious for unwelcome guests showing up and it wouldn't take an unscrupulous attendee long to spot a spare key hanging in your kitchen and pocket it with the intention of returning later. Your locksmith can efficiently change or rekey your locks so the missing key won't be a concern.
Terminated House Cleaner
If you've had to terminate the employment of a house cleaner or another type of worker who previously had a copy of your house key, you'll always want to get the key back. However, there's no way to be certain that the person didn't make another copy, which could be a concern if you terminated him or her in a contentious situation – for example, you caught the person stealing something. In this case, it's beneficial to have a locksmith visit your home right away.
Losing your keys poses an immediate concern – you'll often need to have a family member bring you a backup set so you can gain entry to your vehicle or your home. However, the bigger-picture issue is that you don't know where the keys are or who might have this. This is especially concerning if there's something on your keychain that identifies your home's location. While an honest person might drop them in your mailbox, someone with dubious intentions might try to enter your home. It's best to get the locksmith to pay you a visit right away.