What to Do if You Fire an Employee and They Keep the Keys?
No employee wants to hear the words, ‘You are fired.’ This is more difficult when it is a valued employee, and they have the keys to your whole building and refuse to turn them over. You not only have an angry employee but a building that is not safe and secure now. You must choose to either rekey your business or change the locks entirely. And this needs to be done ASAP.
This is where a mobile locksmith with 24/7 availability comes in.
Any business owner needs to make a phone call to a mobile locksmith when an employee does not return keys. A consultation with the mobile locksmith will ensue upon arrival and a choice of rekeying or changing the locks will be given with recommendations. A newer set of locks that have less wear and tear can simply be rekeyed, and this does save money. Older locks that need repair or replacement anyway could warrant a total change out of all locks within the business.
If older locks are simply rekeyed and still do not work properly, cleaning can help.
Most individuals do not realize this, but older locks do build up dirt and grime in the pin section and can prevent a new key or even existing keys from engaging with the pins correctly. The pins are the hub of all locks and dirty pins can prevent keys from being inserted or make turning the key difficult. The employee that took the keys might not even be aware that the keys do not function properly, but an owner cannot count on an ex-employee to not try and break into a building. Safety measures and even zoning laws might also come into play in some areas that require business owners to abide by these measures or lose their license.
Therefore a mobile locksmith is the only solution.
A mobile locksmith comes to you ASAP. You should look for one with 24 hours, 7 days a week service, as even a few hours of someone having keys that have been fired, can lead to dire consequences. Any type of dreadful scenario can occur at an unsecured business property, and no owner can afford to have any criminal acts committed even when no one is in the building. Rekeying is the fastest and most affordable solution, but a mobile locksmith with years of experience can also do a whole building change out of locks quite quickly.
A general handyman will not do the trick with rekeying.
The time wasted even in changing all the locks is not worth the money spent. Only a professional mobile locksmith has the experience to rekey a lock and change locks quickly and efficiently. A business owner can also wait days for a handyman to appear and wait days for them to finish the job. With missing keys in the hands of a disgruntled employee, there is NO time to waste. Calling a certified mobile locksmith is the only solution to this bad situation.