5 Common Questions About Emergency Locksmith Services
Hopefully, an emergency locksmith is someone you don’t need to meet. But if you find you have trouble with the locks on your home, have had an attempted burglary or someone has broken into your home, an emergency locksmith is just what you need.
What can an emergency locksmith help with?
The first thing to understand is what an emergency locksmith can help with. Top of the list of jobs is when you get locked out – maybe you forget to pick up your keys and the door automatically latched. Or maybe you dropped them and can’t access them. Whatever the reason, if you don’t have your keys and can’t get into the house, a locksmith can gain access to the property.
If your lock is damaged or malfunctioning, then a locksmith can help to get into the house. Sometimes, the lock may just need repair but if there is the need to replace the lock because it is past fixing, this is also part of the service.
Locksmiths often offer additional services as well as such as safe repairs, upgrading locks and adding extra locks to doors.
What counts as an emergency service?
When a locksmith says they offer an emergency service, this means they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This will also include Saturdays and Sundays, Bank Holidays and other times. So this means if you experience any of these problems in the middle of the night or the early hours, then it is okay to call the emergency locksmith.
Does a locksmith change locks after a burglary?
Emergency locksmiths also come out to help after a burglary or an attempted break-in. Often, in these situations, locks may not have been damaged, but the homeowner feels nervous or uncomfortable in the house. By replacing the locks or even adding new ones, this can help people feel safe in the home.
If there have been any signs of damage or tampering with the locks, the police will often recommend that you have the locks changed. Damaged locks often don’t work properly, and you don’t want to leave your home vulnerable, especially if you don’t want to stay there the night of the incident.
How large an area does a locksmith cover?
Generally, locksmiths will have a specific area that they cover. For example, we cover Brighton, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Crawley and Hove. The reason for limiting the area is that when offering an emergency service, the locksmith wants to be on the scene as quickly as possible. But if the area covered is too large, it could take too long to get to the property. So a limited area means a quick and efficient service.
Do locksmiths have professional bodies?
If you are considering a locksmith service, definitely look out for professional body membership or trade organisations as a way to guarantee the quality of the work done. For us, we are members of SAVTA and the British Locksmith Institute. That way you know the quality of the work we do is to their standards.