Let us ask you a question: When is the last time you had the locks on your external doors replaced? If your answer is “I have no idea,” or “I can’t remember,” then read on.
Replacing or maintaining door locks is not really an idea that would occur to most people on a regular basis. Of course, door and window security hardware is designed to last for years, but all the same, their condition is something to keep in mind. Locks that have seen a lot of wear may need to be replaced to make sure that your security is not compromised; old locks are easier to pick and break. Additionally, if your lock is rusty, or simply hard to open, you should probably get a good Richmond Hill locksmith to examine it – a replacement may be necessary.
There are other reasons or situations in which you should get a Richmond Hill locksmith in to examine and/or replace your locks; here are a couple of obvious and not-so-obvious ones.
- Break-ins, or attempted break-ins. These can severely compromise the integrity of your lock’s internal mechanism, even if the lock itself has not been broken. If you have been robbed recently, it is imperative that you change your locks. Even a slightly-damaged lock would render you much more vulnerable to another break-in. Get those locks changed by a Richmond Hill locksmith, and sleep easier at night.
- Lost or stolen keys. What are the chances that a stranger who picks up your keys would know where you live? Well, it is impossible to know if you were followed or recognized when you dropped those keys. It is always the best idea to get your locks changed immediately, or at the very least, rekeyed. If you have lost a number of keys, replace the external locks first, to make sure that your home is secured.
- New tenant or roommate. If you sublet space in your home, prioritize your security by getting locks rekeyed or replaced by a Richmond Hill locksmith once a tenant leaves. You never know if old tenants kept a copy of the keys by mistake, or worse, gave them to a friend and forgot about it. In the event that something happens, you do not want to have to suspect your past tenants of any questionable behavior.
A Little North, A Little Nicer
In recent years, Richmond Hill’s population has increased significantly. In fact, it was Canada’s most rapidly-growing town between 1990 and 2000. In 2011, the census recorded that there had been a 14% increase in population in the preceding five years – a figure about twice the national average. The motto of the town is “En la rose, je fleuris” (Like the rose, I flourish); it probably stems from Richmond Hill’s history as a center for rose plantations in the earlier part of the twentieth century.
Richmond Hill is an incredibly diverse place, with a (relatively) low percentage, 40.7%, of people who speak English as their first language. Other common languages spoken include Cantonese, Farsi, Russian, Mandarin, Italian, and Korean. Richmond Hill, famously, is also the sole municipal government in Canada to enforce light pollution laws. The David Dunlap Observatory telescope that the town is home to is one of the biggest telescopes in the world.
Richmond Hill Locksmith Services
Locksmith Master is a licensed, bonded, and insured professional Richmond Hill locksmith company. We perform home hardware maintenance and installations on a regular basis, and would be glad to speak with you even if you would just like a consultation or some advice. We have been serving Richmond Hill residents since 2008, and are proud to be a part of this friendly, down-to-earth community.