We’ve all been there at some point in life. Coming back from holidays, standing in front of your door just to find out after checking all your pockets and suitcases you somehow misplaced your house key. Having your lock jammed leaving you unable to gain entry to your own house. Locking your car keys inside leaving you standing helpless in the rain. The list goes on and on.
But what to do in such a situation? The answer is quite simple really. You will need to have your lock professionally picked, and for that you’ll need to call a locksmith On top of that, if you find yourself unable to open your own door in the middle of the night, for one reason or the other, you’ll need a locksmith that does emergency call outs and works 24/7. Most of them will probably come at a premium price because of that, but it’s not a rule. If you have time (which in such situations is unfortunately seldom the case) you can look around and compare prices of the tradesmen around the place you live, otherwise if you’re really in the rush, just call any emergency locksmith and hope for the best, most of them should be able to help you out without breaking the bank anyway but it’s always better to do a bit of window shopping and compare price quotes if time allows.
Other way of finding an emergency locksmith in your area for the best price would be of course asking around. Maybe your friends had a similar problem in the past and had to call a locksmith to the rescue? Give them a call and find out, you’ve got nothing to lose unless it’s the middle of the night and you’re risking pulling them out of bed!
Last but not least, try to choose a professional that’s Check-a-trade certified. That way, you’ll be able to read their reviews before they undertake the job, and see what other people have to say about the service they provided. It’s a very useful tool that will also give you an idea of the price they might charge and whether they tend to go over the quote originally given after the job is done or not.
Once you settle for the locksmith and give them a call, they should normally be with you within 20 up to 30 minutes. Just make sure you choose a local locksmith to minimize the time it’ll take him to get to your door.