Lost or misplaced keys
More often than not, a customer will call an local locksmith because they have lost their key to a back or front door lock. This doesn’t mean they are locked out, this can just be a situation that they have lost a key and would like to change the lock so that they feel safe in there home knowing no one has a spare key. We had a customer call us recently he lost her front door key whilst out running. Luckily, she had her phone, therefore she was able to do a quick search online by typing locksmith near me and found us. We were able to be at her front door within 15 minutes to let her in safely.
A snapped key in lock
One of the most common calls is a broken key in a lock; this can be because the customer’s lock needs lubricant because it has become stiff. This happens a lot on commercial and residential locks in the winter or in extreme heat. We always advise our customers to spray WD40 aiming to save you time and money.
Being locked out or in
Getting locked out or inside your home or business can be a very stressful situation to be in, that’s why when choosing an emergency locksmith you want to make sure you make the right choice. When calling a local locksmith you should ask as many questions as possible.
Make sure you are speaking to a professional locksmith over the phone, if you are he will be able to be clear on how he is going to open the door for you and be able to give you the exact costs on the job. Here at Swift locksmiths we have a customer care approach to all of our jobs and customer satisfaction is our top priority.
Calling a locksmith to a burglary sometimes starts off with someone being locked out and assuming there key isn’t working in the lock. Burglars tend to lock the front door from the inside and exit the property from the back to avoid the homeowner disturbing them.
Our approach to burglaries, are to make sure this never happens again to the customer. With our emergency locksmith service we carry all the best quality high security locks on our van to ensure we keep our customers safe in their homes.
Replacing a front door can also be needed on a burglary we get customers calling to say that they need a new door due to the damaged caused by a break in. However, not all local locksmiths can cover this service, we have a selection of doors to suit any customers needs 24h a day 7 days a week.
When your door doesn’t locking this can cause you to panic and call an emergency locksmith. Before you do just check to see if it isn’t something very simple like the draft excluder being caught at the bottom of the door. Suggestively, before you call anyone check to see if the lock works with the door open, if it does then the problem isn’t the lock it’s the door not lining up correctly. On most occasions, especially on uPVC doors they drop and come unlined which then causes the locking mechanism to not bolt, because the hinge has been damaged. On wooden doors the lock may not latch because the wood has expanded due to moisture, this tends to happen during winter and heavy rainfall causing movement on the framework and the lock no longer catches in place.
Trusting a locksmith
Finding a locksmith can be very easy online we hear some horror story’s about customers being over charged for a single lock change and tenants being told there landlord will reimburse them their money back. Most of these companies can be found at the top of the search engine results, offering very low prices on their ads but in fact you will never pay that price. That price is there to entice you and when the job is completed you will be given a hefty bill, we know this because we have had to fix the shoddy workmanship they have left behind.
At Swift Locksmiths we operate 7 days a week and are ready to help when needing a professional locksmith we are fully qualified and vetted. Contact us on 07714 788287