Don’t Forget to Rekey Your Home After a Breakup

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Big Red Locksmiths - Rekey Your Home After a BreakupWhen people think about locks and home security, keeping strangers out is generally the first thing that comes to mind. While home security measures like deadbolt locks are very effective at accomplishing that goal, it’s important to remember that strangers may not be the only threat to a home.

The perfect example of an issue that can arise between people who know each other very well is when a couple breaks up. In this kind of situation, emotions can run high and people can do things they will later regret. One of those things is to re-enter a home where they no longer officially live.

Regardless of how someone feels in the future once they’ve had time to cool down and reflect on what happened, an incident like entering a home without permission can create a very stressful or even dangerous situation. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive and protect yourself before anything bad happens.

Rekeying Will Protect You and Your Omaha Home

If your exterior doors have deadbolt locks and those locks are in good shape, you don’t need to worry about replacing them. What you do need to worry about is who has a key to them. In the case of a breakup, there’s a good chance your ex will have a key or access to one despite you not wanting them to come back in your house.

The best way to address this issue is to rekey your house. As long as you let an experienced professional handle this job, you can know with certainty that your ex won’t be able to use an existing key to enter your home.

One of the most common questions people have about this process is if it will cause any damage to the door. The answer is as long as a knowledgeable professional is doing the work, no damage will occur. Instead, all the work will take place inside the lock. By replacing the springs and pins in a lock, existing keys can be rendered useless.

Call Big Red Locksmiths to Rekey Your Home: (402) 554-0499

Dealing with a breakup can be a very stressful experience. That’s why the last thing you want during this time is anything else that’s going to give you a headache. The good news about rekeying is Big Red Locksmiths makes this process very simple. All you need to do is give us a call, let us know how we can help you and then we’ll take care of the rest.

Not only do we take a lot of pride in the quality of our work and how we treat or customers, but we also offer our services at very fair prices. So if you want to work with a local Omaha locksmith that will take care of your home security needs during this very challenging time, the phone number to call is (402) 554-0499.


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