Welcome back to our Philadelphia mobile locksmith blog page! Here at Top Notch Locksmith, we’re staying busy with rekeying homes, programming car keys, letting customers into their vehicles, and helping Philadelphia businesses with their own lock and key needs.

In part one of our blog about moving necessities, we discussed the importance of taking some steps once you move into your new home. When you do make your transition, you’ll definitely want your mail to be forwarded, and you’ll need your utilities transferred. In today’s blog, we’re going to keep looking at some more important details to take care of once you get into your new house.

Inspect the Entire New Home

Though by the point you move in, your new home has already undergone an inspection by yourself and by a professional, you’ll want to take another close look once all of your boxes and furniture has been delivered. It’s quite common for moving companies to put knicks into walls and scratches into doors while trying to move your heavy furniture. Make sure that you go through your home with a fine-toothed comb so that you can catch any of these issues right after they occur. That way, you’ll be able to contact the moving company and get them to make it right.

Clean Thoroughly

Even if a new home looks clean, it might not actually be sanitary. If the previous owner had pets, recently spilled something, or didn’t keep a very clean bathroom, you’ll definitely want to make sure that you give your new home a very thorough cleaning. Because you simply don’t know what kind of germs or toxins you’re dealing with, it’s always better to be safe than sorry for the sake of your family’s safety and your own peace of mind.

Introduce Yourself to Your Neighbors

In any neighborhood, knowing that the people who live near you have got your back can give you a lot of peace of mind. One way to go about gaining rapport with your neighbors is to introduce yourself upon moving in. This will give them a positive first impression of you and will most likely make them feel more compelled to help you out if you need it. If you’re feeling ambitious, bring some goodies or treats with you when you go to introduce yourself. Making nice with your neighbors within the first two weeks of living there is a very important first step when coming into a new neighborhood.

Register Your Vehicles

Though there are so many other things on your mind during the chaos and transition of a big move, if you’re moving to Philadelphia from a different state, you’ll want to make sure that you get your new driver’s license and update your vehicles’ registrations. Legally, you have one month to get all of these details tied up; after that, upon getting pulled over, you might be ticketed for your procrastination in getting your PA driver’s license and license plates.

Change All of the Locks

When you finally get into your new place, one of the most important moves that you can make to ensure the safety of your home and family is to have your locks changed. If you don’t change the locks when you move in, there could be countless extra keys floating around in the world and you definitely don’t want access to your home to be in anyone’s hands but your own. If it’s possible, don’t even spend one night in your new home without taking this step. Is it possible that you have every key to your home? Of course it is, but if there is even a chance that you don’t, make sure that you take control of your home’s security. Our Philadelphia mobile locksmith can take on your home rekeying and give you the sense of safety that you need.

Call the Experts

Top Notch Locksmith is excited to be serving the Philadelphia area and we’re ready to take your call. We handle your residential locksmith needs, commercial locksmith jobs, and our Philadelphia automotive locksmiths can let you back into your car in minutes. Give us a call today or contact us through our website to have a technician on the way to you within minutes.