Being locked out, losing your keys or incorrect use of the lock are most frequent reasons the emergency locksmiths are called in. If you want to get the service to run smoothly and have the job done properly, you need to consider several issues first.
Emergency lock opening – the basics.
Door locks, even the most sturdy ones, are surprisingly fragile mechanisms as it comes to fixing.
Forcing the broken or stuck mechanism, especially outdated one, usually leads to serious damage and higher costs or repair. That is the reason you must ensure that your door lock is repaired or installed by professionals.
Only a trained locksmith will help you choose a reliable mechanism of a trusted brand.
Particularly in case of an emergency, do never open the lock yourself as you may break both the lock and the frame of the door which generates huge costs. Opening of a broken door lock is not a skill you can learn from online tutorials, unless you want to break the door out of the hinges.
It is not, however, recommended as it is much cheaper to replace or fix a lock, than to replace a door.
How to find the right person
Most people today look for their locksmiths on the Internet. Remember to always check if the chosen locksmith’s operates locally and if he picks up the phone personally.
Make sure that your local locksmith has an appropriate training, current DBS check and appropriate tools. You can also search for a feedback on the Internet.
Do not simply go for the cheapest quote because there is a chance that you will end up having an amateur over who is going to break your lock and door rather than fix it.
A professional locksmith will give you a free quote and quickly fix your broken door lock. Properly carried out emergency lock opening is a non-destructive, mess-free method and usually doesn’t take much time, as long as you inform the locksmith about the nature of the problem in advance.
Reasons for lock failure may be varied: an outdated mechanism, poor quality materials or incorrect installation. A trained specialist is going to assess the problem first, find the cause of the failure and solve it.
To find a good local locksmith, you can just google “non-destructive entry”. Provided you live in South West London, google “emergency lock opening South West London” or “affordable locksmith services South West London”.
Your search habits are really important here - you need to remember that it’s better to have your door open properly by a professional than forced open by a random person.
Also, choosing local is always best, especially if you’re locked out and you’re in a hurry. Try searching by postcodes: “cheap locksmith SW6”, “cheap locksmith SW7”, “reliable cheap locksmith SW8”, “affordable locksmith SW9”, “cheap locksmith emergency service SW10” etc.
You will find your locksmith sooner than you think!
If you are buying or you’re going to rent a property in London, do not hesitate to get in touch with SMR Locksmiths today. We offer premium services at affordable prices and serve most of areas in London.
For a free estimate and advice from your local locksmith, contact us now: 020 8819 1457