Oh no! You’ve locked yourself out of your house, and you’re only wearing a dressing gown. Now you’re stuck outside in your socks, what do you do next? It’s very easy in those situations to panic, or you may even be tempted to try and solve the problem yourself. But we urge you to pause, take a breath, and read below to find out why you should always hire a professional locksmith when disaster strikes.
One of your first instincts may be to try some sort of DIY solution. After all, the films all make it look easy, right? But the reality is you’ll likely just end up making the situation worse and even damage your locks – which will mean a more costly repair bill for you. A professional local locksmith will be able to come to you quickly and solve the problem for you. Whether that’s as simple as opening the door or as complex as replacing the locks, a professional locksmith will probably have seen it before and know how to fix it too. On top of that, a trained locksmith will carry all of the right tools and ports to deal with any issue to a professional standard.
Qualified & Verified
We’ve mentioned this before, but locksmithing as an industry has little to no legal oversight or legislation. So if you opt for an ‘off the street’ locksmith, at best they could do a shoddy job, and at worst they could be a thief casing your home for later. A professional locksmith will have gone out of their way to join professional bodies as a way to prove their trustworthiness. Look for the Master Locksmiths Association seal as a place to start, as well as being a member of organisations like Safe Contractors, check a trade and which trusted trader. Any and all of the above are signs that you dealing with a professional, trustworthy locksmith.
Imagine getting locked out of your home in the dark and freezing cold, with nowhere to go and unable to get hold of anyone. Can you imagine a non-professional locksmith getting themselves out of bed to come and help you -or even answer their phone? Professional locksmiths, on the other hand, will. We know that emergencies happen at all sorts of times, and they’re very rarely convenient! That’s why most emergency locksmiths are available 365 days a year and operate 24/7 so that they can help you out no matter what day or time it is. That includes the holidays -the worst (and one of the most common) times to get locked out!
It’s vital that when you call someone to change the locks at your home that you can trust them. After all, they will be gaining access to your home and all of the contents inside it! A professional locksmith will hold a valid DBS check and be happy to show you proof, giving you peace of mind that you will be getting a safe, reliable and professional service. While it is possible for non-professional locksmiths to have a DBS check, but it’s not likely.
Communication Will Be Crystal Clear Clear
Communication is essential when working with a locksmith. It will keep your home secure until a professional can be there to fix the locks. All communications with a professional locksmith will be strictly confidential, and they will be able to explain what the issue might be and any possible solutions. A professional will turn up when they say and do what they say they will, at the price you agreed to.
At My Locks Locksmiths, we pride ourselves on our professionalism. We are a member of the Master Locksmiths Association, a Which Trusted Trader, Safe Contractor approved and about a dozen other things to prove we are as professional, qualified and trustworthy as it gets. If you want to quit us, or you have any questions, we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch with the team today.