Finding a 24‐Hour Locksmith
Unfortunately most people don’t lock themselves out of their homes, businesses or vehicles during “normal” business hours. There are a number of reasons why you may need a 24-hour locksmith, such as:
- You have locked your keys in your car and do not have a spare set, and it’s after 5 pm
- You are locked out of your house and cannot reach anyone who has a spare house key, and it’s Saturday night at 10 pm
- Your house has been burgled and you want your windows and doors secured, even though it’s Sunday at 6 am
- You have lost a key to your home, RV, car, business, storage unit, safe, or any other lockable item and you need access – right now!
If you have locked yourself out and do not have any spares with you, and it’s not on a Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, you will need to call a locksmith who provides 24-hour emergency services. They will be able to get you into your house, business or car by picking the lock so you can access your keys. If you have lost your keys they can replace your locks or rekey your current locks .Whether you need a residential locksmith, a commercial locksmith or an auto locksmith, your 24-hour locksmith should be knowledgeable about all types of locks and key products and be prepared to resolve any situation that may arise as quickly as possible with the minimum of fuss. He should also have good customer service skills and not try to charge you extortionate amounts of money for services provided and hidden extras.Do your research. To find a professional locksmith start with the yellow pages to find one in your area. The go online to research their services and look for reviews and testimonials. Also ask friends and family if they can refer a locksmith that they have used before.
Before you agree to hire the locksmith, be sure to ask him for an estimate that will cover all the replacement parts, work and time it will take him to finish the job properly. Also inquire about any possible additional fees such as late night fees or quick response fees. Also ask if there is a minimum fee or a mileage fee. Don’t forget to ask if he is insured so you are protected in case of damage.