There are many reasons why you may be in need of a good locksmith. At some point, everyone will have an issue with their lock, either on their front door or within their business. Although it may be tempting to resolve the issue yourself, it would be best to gain the help of an expert to avoid causing damage.
Here are a few reasons why you may need a locksmith:
1. Getting locked out
One of the most common reasons people invest in a locksmith is due to being locked out of their homes or businesses. It is an easy mistake to make and may happen if you take the wrong set of keys out with you, or leave your keys trapped inside your property. Although it may be tempting to try and get your keys out yourself, it may not be a good idea in the long term. You could end up spending hundreds of pounds in damage if you try to break the lock or smash a window, so often hiring a locksmith would be the cheapest and most convenient solution.
2. Moving house
If you have recently moved house, it is advised that you get your locks changed. The previous owners may have changed the locks before they left, however, you can’t be too careful. Many keys may have been created by previous owners to hand out to friends and neighbours. In this case, your home will be open to strangers, regardless of whether you lock your doors and you will have minimal home security. Don’t take any chances; ensure you call out a locksmith to check this out.
3. Locks wearing out
After years of use, your locks or keys may become damaged and need replacing. Keys can become bent or damaged through wear and tear and locks may become easily opened. If you notice any of these signs it would be best to hire the help of a professional locksmith. You never know whether this is down to old age, or in more serious cases, if your locks or keys have been tampered with.
4. Replacement keys
Keys can easily get lost or bent, therefore it would always be best to have back-up keys cut. Keys may get stuck in locks, meaning you’ll be in need of a new key and you may also need to hand out keys to your friends and neighbours while you are away on holiday. As soon as you have a new lock put in, ensure you have enough replacement keys cut to cover every eventuality.
5. You’ve just got new business premises
If you own your own business, it is essential that security is a top priority due to the number of possessions and the amount of private data which is stored away. Installing a safer, protected security system means that your insurance costs should reduce, which is also a benefit (but this factor also depends on the location and crime rates). You may wish to regularly replace locks to prevent breaches of security and have the peace of mind that your business is safe from robbery and criminal activity.
For more information on hiring a locksmith for either personal and business reasons, please contact B.Harrison today for lock repairs and other lock and key services. We’d be happy to assist with any queries you may have.