We’ve all been there. Standing in front of your house just to find you lost your house key. Having your lock jammed. Locking your car keys inside and so on. It’s nothing to be ashamed about, accidents happen and there’s no need to panic. All you need is a phone and a trained professional who will pick the lock for you or replace it altogether. Just give your local Locksmith a call.
If you find yourself unable to open your own door and the hour is quite late, you’ll need a locksmith that does emergency jobs and works 24/7. They might come at a premium price, but it’s not always the case. Best give them a call first to find out what they charge, or have a look online prior to making the phone calls if you have a minute to spare, might save you a couple of pounds.
Once you do your homework, give your locksmith a call and they should be with you in up to half an hour. Some of them will even arrive on site in 20 minutes or so, so don’t worry about having to wait all night.
Always try to choose a locksmith that’s listed with Check-a-trade to be able to read their reviews before calling them, and see whether they left their previous customers happy with the job they’ve done or not. It might also give you an idea of the price range and whether they tend to go over the quote originally given or not.
Once you’re back inside your house, you might also consider having your locks replaced for added security. After all, your old key is out there somewhere just waiting for someone to pick it up. Of course, chances that the finder will know which door it opens are slim, but better safe than sorry when it comes to security. Since you already have a locksmith on site, you might as well go for it, to avoid future call out changes if you change your mind.