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How do you choose the RIGHT Locksmith?

February 27, 2023

Emergency Locksmiths are an essential service for anyone who has ever found themselves locked out of their home. But choosing the right locksmith can be a daunting task, especially if you're in a hurry and need to get back into your property quickly. Here are some tips on how to choose the right locksmith for your needs

  1. Research locksmiths in your area
    The first step in choosing the right locksmith is to research the options available in your area. Look for locksmiths with a physical location and a good reputation in the community. Check for reviews online and ask for recommendations from friends and family. Check online with Checkatrade, TrustPilot, Google reviews and local Facebook groups. Be on the lookout for non-genuine reviews though - see my previous post on Locksmith reviews.

  2. Check for proper credentials
    Make sure that the locksmith you choose is properly insured and qualified. Thiose that are signed up members of the Associates of Accredited Locksmiths (AAL), for example, will be genuine vetted and professional. Locksmiths are required to hold a license, so it's important to look for long-standing and experienced professionals. Also, make sure that the locksmith has proper identification and a business card when they turn up.

  3. Ask for an estimate
    Before hiring a locksmith, ask for an estimate of the cost of the service. Be sure to ask about any additional fees or charges that may be incurred, such as emergency or after-hours fees. A reputable locksmith will provide a clear and detailed estimate of all costs before beginning any work.

  4. Inquire about their experience and expertise
    Ask the locksmith about their experience and expertise in the field. Choose a locksmith with experience in the type of service you need. For example if you have a broken window, does your locksmith poffer glass replacement as well as Boarding-up services?

  5. Get a referral
    A great way to find a trustworthy locksmith is to get a referral from someone you trust. Ask friends, family, neighbours and local Facebook groups if they have used a locksmith in the past and if they would recommend them.

  6. Trust your instincts
    Finally, trust your instincts when choosing a locksmith. If something doesn't feel right or if the locksmith seems unprofessional or untrustworthy, look for another option. Your safety and security should always come first.

In conclusion, choosing the right locksmith is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. Do your research, check for proper credentials, ask for an estimate, inquire about experience and expertise, get a referral, and trust your instincts. By following these steps, you can find a reputable locksmith who can provide the services you need in a timely and professional manner.

Stay safe - and lock tight.

Danny Kilgannon.
DK Locksmiths

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