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In our profession it is safe to say that we hear a lot of stories as to why people have needed their locks changed and a lot of people find explaining these embarrassing. We’ve heard it all, so we can assure you that there is no need to be embarrassed! Here we have listed some of the most common ‘embarrassing’ reasons we get called out to a job, so that you feel assured that it’s not just you.
“My Door Handle Has Fallen Off”
We have had this one a number of times, it’s more common than you think. It is inconvenient to say the least, especially if you find that you are now locked in or out of a room. There are several reasons why your door handle might have fallen off, there could be a missing screw on the door plate or there may even be a build up of dirt and debris caught that have made the handle loosen over time.
We have even witnessed a couple of door handles that have snapped in half whilst being used! Door handles are used frequently especially in the workplace, on top of this during the winter months door handles that are outside facing are subject to extreme weather conditions making it so they deteriorate over time. With this regular action and these weather conditions sometimes a handle gives in to all the pressure, resulting in a breakage.
A Partner Has Changed the Locks
It can be a worrisome call, but as long as you can prove to us that you live at the address you have called us to, with a valid ID we can help with this issue. It may feel embarrassing but this is a common occurrence for us locksmiths who are called to many residential homes. We are here to help in any way that we can, so there is no need to worry about this sort of call and it is better to get this sorted.
You’ve Called the Locksmith a Few Times Recently
Unfortunately sometimes things seem to happen in conjunction with each other, you’ve lost your keys, you need to replace your lock, you’ve experienced a break-in. All of these reasons require an urgent call to your local locksmith so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone. If you have called us a couple of times recently, no need to worry, we are more than happy to help you out again! Trust us, we know that these things happen at the worst of times.
Here at City Locks we are here to help you, emergency situations happen to all of us and they always happen at the worst times! If you are experiencing any of the problems above, or anything else you might deem ‘embarrassing’ don’t hesitate to call us on 01603 409181 at any time as we have a 24/7 service.