As a new home owner in Reno, there are many new responsibilities that come with your purchase. One that is often overlooked is that after purchasing a new home, the locks need to be re-keyed.

With homes in Reno, the locks contain master pins in the cylinders that allow other keys to work in the locks. These pins need to be removed and the master lock must be re-keyed so that your key is the only one that works in the lock. Because it is a new home and may have been on the market for some time, many people have gained access to it, depending on how it was purchased.

Contractors, potential buyers, and real estate agents have all most likely gained access to the residence, and finding a quality Reno locksmith service should be the first priority on your list when settling in to your new home.

Tips on Re-Keying Your New Home

re-keying locks in your new home

Amid all the excitement of moving into your new home in Reno, you should plan to call Desert Locksmiths, a trusted Reno locksmith with more than 30 years of experience, a day or so after closing. Although you were handed the keys, we understand that issues may arise. We are here to help you, so let us know what works. If you would like to schedule an appointment for us to come to your home prior to closing so you don’t forget, please do!

We have served our locals in Reno and the Northern Nevada for decades, and are repeatedly chosen as Reno’s locksmith because of our dedication, and fast, friendly service.

Before giving us a call, ask yourself how many locks in your home need to be re-keyed, what types of locks they are, and of course, what your preferences are. We are full-service locksmith in Reno, carrying a variety of different brands and security hardware that we are happy to install at our visit.

If you have questions or concerns about locksmith services in Reno, give Desert Locksmiths a call. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have and will help walk you through the process of re-keying your new home’s locks.