Nothing lasts forever, including the locking mechanisms on your doors. We’ve highlighted some scenarios that should warrant replacing, to ensure your home is safe & secure.
You Bought a New Home
One of your first tasks after signing those mortgage documents should be replacing the home’s locks. You really don’t know the kind of people that lived there or who they may have given a spare key to over the years. You want to go to bed with the knowledge that only your family has the privilege of coming and going into your new abode.
Besides the obvious front and back doors, also check for locks on cellar doors & doors leading to or attached to the garage.
If you are using an existing garage door opener, you may want to look up how to re-code the opener.