While it is a profession most of us will not think about on a daily basis, you will find that at times in your life you will desperately need the services of a locksmith; whether you have locked yourself out of your house or need a master lock changing, it is essential to find a professional to help you. As with any tradesperson, you need to find someone who is reputable and reliable. Reputable means that you can be sure they will do a professional job, and reliable means that they won’t let you down at the worst possible time, leaving you stranded outside your house in the rain. Here are a few tips on picking the right locksmith.
1. Consider your exact needs
While you might think a locksmith can solve any problem with locks, it is important to know exactly what you need them to do before requesting a call out. Locksmiths who specialise in office security may not be best placed to help you retrieve your keys from a locked car, and vice versa. Talk to the locksmith or a company representative before booking a call out to ensure that they can help solve your problem.
2. Referrals are a good idea
If your needs are not immediate, then asking around for reputable and reliable experiences of locksmiths in the local area is well worth doing. Not only will they be able to tell you the quality of the work done, but will also be able to tell you about other aspects of the job, like the locksmith’s timekeeping and friendliness, both of which are just as important as the job itself.
3. Check that they are licenced
While anyone could be good with locks, you want to ensure that you are employing an honest person, especially when they are working with your home or office security systems. Locksmiths need to be registered and certified by relevant bodies, and no professional locksmith will get offended if you ask to see their credentials. Always ask, as the potential risks could be huge.
At Lockout 24/7, we pride ourselves on being reputable and reliable professionals and bring this to every job and every client. Having over 20 years in the industry, we know what we are doing, and have countless testimonies from happy clients confirming this. Our friendly and approachable team are available 24/7 to help you whatever the time or situation, so contact us if you have a problem!