Change locks & set up your utilities accounts

If you’ve made it this far it means we’ve just closed escrow or are about to! Now, a pleasant task: Changing the locks & setting up your new utilities accounts. Just call the numbers below–they’ll gladly help you.

It’s important to re-key all the locks in your new home: we have not had control over access to the house keys for the entire time the property has been on the market. I strongly suggest you make an appointment right away with a locksmith to re-key the locks. You’ll find contact information to two excellent companies below:

  • PG&E: 800-743-5000
  • EBMUD: 866-403-2683
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT for Oakland, Emeryville, Albany: 510-613-8710
  • …and for Hayward, Castro Valley: 510-537-5500
  • BAY AREA LOCK & SAFE (ask for Mike): 510-407-3700 (
  • GLENVIEW KEY & LOCK: 510-530-6141

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