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What Can Happen if You Don't Secure a Rental Property?

What Can Happen if You Don't Secure a Rental Property?

Protect your investment by securing your rental property in Tampa, FL and surrounding areas. When it comes to rental properties, tenants come and go, and you’re not there every day to keep an eye on your property. If you don’t take steps to secure your rental property, you’re playing a risky game. Let’s review why rental property security is so important and what you can do to protect your investment. A Tenant Who Never Leaves In an ideal world, all tenants are honest people and you would never have to worry about security. But let’s be practical. When tenants move out, they could still have keys to the property and access it after they move out. This is a risk for both you and any other tenant that moves in after. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution: rekeying the locks. A locksmith can (and should) come to your property to rekey the locks after an old tenant moves. This will protect your property from re-entry by...
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When Do You Need to Rekey Your Property

When Do You Need to Rekey Your Property

In today’s world, security is paramount. The need for home and building security has never been greater, so it’s best to rely on experienced professionals to manage a rekeying job. Rekeying a property is a more cost-effective solution than completely changing all of the locks. A professional locksmith can accomplish a rekeying job without the need to purchase new locks. It’s also important to know when you need to rekey a property in the first place. Below you’ll find a few guidelines compiled by the experienced locksmiths at Cheap Lock & Key. Rekeying is the Process of Adjusting Mechanisms Inside Locks for Use With New Keys Locksmiths are able to adjust the internal parts of your locks to work with a different key moving forward. The same settings are applied to every external lock, and new keys are made. The keys are distributed and the building is considered rekeyed. The process prevents the need for new locks and renders old keys useless. The same...
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Rekeying locks are important for new homeowners.

Rekeying locks are important for new homeowners.

The door locks of your home are the first line of defense when it comes to home security. When you buy a new home you have to assume that the old owners, their family/friends, the Realtor, and maybe even contractors all possibly have a key to your new property. Rekeying the locks are a great way to ensure that your home is secured, and is relatively inexpensive compared to changing the locks. What does rekeying a lock mean? When we rekey locks, it simply means to change the pin tumbler. This tumbler inside the cylinder of the lock and uses pins of various length to keep to lock from being opened unless you have the right key. We rekey the tumbler of the pre-existing lock so it will accept a new key, the process is relatively simple. First, we replace some of the lock pins found in the cylinder, this will change the tumbler. Next, we cut new keys that will open your rekeyed lock. Once the lock has been rekeyed, the old keys will no longer work. Why should you rekey your...
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