Although there is never a good time to be locked out of your home or business premises, more often than not this kind of situation will take place at the worst time possible. Should you find yourself having such a problem, it’s always important to have the phone number of a reliable 24 hour locksmith to help you in your hour of need.
When looking for emergency locksmith services there are always a number of factors to take into account:
- Call-out fee? – some locksmiths may charge a call-out fee should you need their services outside of normal office hours. To save yourself money, always look for a 24 hour locksmith that will cater for your needs without charging you for the call-out. When you are locked out in the middle of the night, in the rain, or if you are extra unlucky, both, the last thing you want to deal with is an unexpected call-out charge.
- Response time – you should always look for a locksmith that operates in your local area and can get to you in as little time as possible. For example, if you live within half an hour of a locksmith in Sutton Coldfield, they can get to you much quicker when you need them than an emergency locksmith service based on the other side of Birmingham.
- Keys – Should you need new keys cutting, it’s important to find a locksmith that can cut new keys for you on site rather than having to travel to their headquarters, which could result in more costs and inconvenience.
One of the most common situations that 24 hour locksmiths face is when a customer finds themselves locked out of their home or business. This could be as a result of lost keys, or because locks have been damaged or simply won’t work properly. Any good locksmith should see this type of situation as an emergency – to prevent you from shivering from the cold in the middle of the night, or sheltering under an umbrella, emergency locksmiths aim to get you back inside as quickly as possible.
If you have lost your keys, or worse, had them stolen, you should check that your locksmith can provide suitable services to make sure your house is secure and safe from intruders.
In some cases, your emergency may not be that you can’t get into your building, but that you have been burgled or broken in to. Unfortunately, locksmiths are regularly called out for this reason. As burglaries can be extremely traumatising, leaving you feeling unsafe and uncomfortable in your own home. Most emergency locksmith services will always aim to make you feel safe as quickly as possible, working closely with the police to secure your home to prevent the same situation from happening again.
Should you be the victim of a burglary or break-in, make sure you call your local police station immediately to report the crime before contacting a locksmith.
If you are in need of emergency locksmith services in the Sutton Coldfield area, call Chubb Locksmiths immediately on 07817 643 167, or for more information, you can call 0121 353 3644.