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October

4 Reasons to Call a Locksmith

Everyone dreads hearing the front door closing and realising that the keys are still inside sitting on the kitchen table. Even if it’s not something you’ve personally experienced, it’s an easily imagined scenario.

Whether you have locked yourself out or have lost your keys altogether, there is a wide array of occasions where it may be necessary to call a locksmith. In order to not be caught out, it is important to plan in advance for any potential emergency by having a 24 hour locksmith’s contact details to hand. 

The question is, which situations might require you to call a locksmith?

  1. You’ve Locked Yourself Out.

We’ve already broached this subject and, though it can be extremely stressful, it is very common. Locking yourself out of your house with no way of getting in is certainly a reason to call an emergency locksmith. 

Whilst this can be annoying or embarrassing, you should not attempt to gain entry back into the house if it could cause damage to yourself or the property, as this may not be covered by insurance and it’s not worth causing yourself injury.

Calling an emergency locksmith could be a far cheaper and easier way of getting the door unlocked rather than smashing a window or tampering with the lock!

  1. You Need Replacement Keys.

Keys are notoriously easy to misplace, everyone’s done it in some way or another. If you have a spare set then misplacing your keys may only be a temporary imposition, but if it’s your only set this could start to feel like a much larger issue. This would be classed as a potential reason to call an emergency locksmith and cutting a new set of keys would be an easy fix.

It may also be that your old, trusty keys are beginning to weaken as their condition worsens due to continual use. The chances of your key breaking in the lock become much greater the older the keys are. If this does happen, you will need to call a locksmith to extract the broken parts from the lock and to cut you a new key. To ensure this doesn’t happen, keep an eye on your key’s structural integrity and ask for a new one to be cut if it’s looking old.

  1. After a Theft.

No one wants to experience a theft, whether it’s a home invasion or the theft of your keys. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common instances for calling a locksmith. If this does happen, it could vitally infringe on your home security. As such, it’s recommended that you call an emergency locksmith to change your locks as a matter of urgency.

Experiencing a break in can be a very traumatising event and besides the potential financial burden, it may leave you feeling unsafe or vulnerable. Calling a trusted, professional  locksmith to change your locks is the first step to reclaiming security.

  1. Moving into a New House.

Moving into a new house comes with a long To Do list and whilst it may often be assumed that changing the locks isn’t a pressing task, for improved home security we would strongly advise this. 

You may assume that any keys have been handed over to you having moved in but in reality there is no way to check whether duplicate keys have been made for a lock. For security, it is highly advisable that you change the locks when you move house to assure that you have the only keys to your home.

Need to Call a Locksmith Right Now?

Emergency situations often happen when we least expect them, so it’s never a bad idea to have a trusted locksmith in your contact list, just in case.

We provide a 24-hour service/7 days a week. So if you’re experiencing an emergency situation, please don’t hesitate to call us at 01603 409181.