Ever, in a mad rush, broken a section of your front door key off in your lock, lost your keys or locked them inside your property or car? If you have you’ll know just how much of an unpleasantly panic-inducing experience this can prove to be.
When left out in the cold – which is incredibly common in the United Kingdom – you’ll often end up waiting for a considerable amount of time for a locksmith to come to your rescue. If the incident occurs during the night, you might find yourself waiting it out until morning – when you can call on a locksmith. In either situation the wait is an anxious one – and one, more importantly, you could do without if you called for an emergency locksmith.
Unlike the standard locksmith you’d usually call to repair or install a new lock for your home or business property, an emergency locksmith can be on the scene quickly to ensure that the period of time you spend waiting outside is as short as it has to be.
Operated by many locksmith companies, the typical emergency locksmith services offer quick response times. In some examples a locksmith company can dispatch someone to a property within just two hours. When talking about their expected arrival time, you can always rely on a locksmith to be realistic.
What happens to the lock once the emergency locksmith has provided the homeowner with access to their property?
In the majority of cases, the locksmith will use a variety of tools to pick the lock without damaging it.
Although they primarily work to break locks and extract broken keys from locking mechanisms, the typical emergency locksmith can also install new locks and repair damaged ones. Homeowners never have to worry about their property not being secure once they’ve regained access.
Because lock-related woes can occur at any time during the day, and any time during the year, the majority of companies, offering emergency locksmithing services, operate on a 24-hour basis; they’ll also operate 365-days a year – reassuring unfortunate homeowners that they’ve got someone to call in those times of lock-based emergency.
So, if you find you’ve snapped your key off in your back door after a long day at work, you can call on an emergency locksmith to provide you with renewed access within a very short period of time – no worries, very little fuss.
If you ever find yourself in the position where you need to locate a locksmith urgently, you should look to call on a company that has been approved by a number of industry bodies or regulators. Approval from the likes of CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) or the Safe Contractor health and safety assessment scheme is a good indicator.
Some firms only employ locksmiths that have gone through rigorous background checks – CRB (Criminal Records Bureau). This allows homeowners to feel confident that they can trust the locksmith working on their property.