There was a time when no one had an electronic doorbell at front or back door to let occupants know that there was a visitor at the door. All that was used was a door knocker or a bell which was pulled by a string. Now, we have door chimes. A door chime was first used in the 1930′s and soon became popular. Many different tunes could be chosen for signaling that someone was calling at the door. Still, today door chimes and bells with custom melodies are very common. Door chimes help to welcome visitors into the home.
Indeed, doorbells are useful especially when someone has frequent visitors, but, also when someone is not used to having very many callers and might not be used to listening for a knock. Sometimes a wrap on the door cannot be heard from the back room, but a door chime can be heard all over the house, even in the basement if the proper wiring has been installed. Expert technicians, who know how to install and fix problems, can be called upon to repair a door bell or install a new one. These professionals are very helpful in getting the job done properly.
There have been times when a frustrated visitor has kicked at the door in order to be heard by the person or people inside. Or someone may wrap a little too hard on a glass door and shatter the glass much to everyone’s dismay, especially the visitor. Drastic measures at a closed door do not have to occur when there is a little button to push to engage the friendly door chimes.
The pleasant sound helps to put the people inside in a pleasant frame of mind for welcoming their visitor. So, while the visitor does not have to worry if the knock was loud enough or not, the host or hostess can prepare themselves and come to the door with a smile on their face. The door chime is especially liked if the tune is a favorite chosen by the host or hostess of the home.