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What is important to check on a quote from a locksmith?

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

You have returned from work after a busy day and you just fantasize about putting your feet up and resting, but unfortunately, the key has been lost and you are stuck outside the house. In another situation - there is a key but it is broken inside the cylinder or alternatively - the cylinder is simply stuck and does not turn. In any case, there is no doubt that you need a skilled and professional locksmith who will solve your problem as soon as possible so that you can return to your fantasy after a difficult day at all.


First of all, how do you choose a locksmith?


When you come to choose a locksmith, there are several things you need to take into account - first and foremost, you want to make sure that the locksmith you choose is licensed, insured and knowledgeable; This will ensure that if something goes wrong, you are covered. Second, you want to make sure that the locksmith you choose has experience. Although you may be able to get a locksmith who is just starting out for cheap, you are probably better off choosing someone who has been in the business for a while and has a good and promising track record. Finally, you need to make sure that the locksmith you choose is someone you can trust. What it means? Well, you can feel comfortable giving him your personal information and trust him to do the job right. If you find a locksmith that meets all of these criteria, you will be sure that you have found one that you can trust and will do an excellent job.


The process of breaking the lock


After inviting a professional to break your door and locks, the following steps will be performed:


Inspection - the burglar will check which lock it is, whether it is necessary to break in with a card or whether there is a need to drill the cylinder.

Burglary authorization - in most cases, the locksmith must destroy the lock in order to hack it. Therefore, it will be necessary to replace the entire cylinder after the break-in. Therefore it is necessary to get permission from you.

Changing the lock - after receiving the approval and breaking the lock, it was necessary to install a new lock and check the door. Please note that the new cylinder that is installed for you comes from new packaging.

After his work, what should be checked in the quotation?

Well, if the locksmith broke the door, changed the cylinder, came late at night, on a weekend or on a holiday, this is critical and makes a big difference. These things are eventually recorded in the price quote. You must be alert to all the small details - check if the price includes the installation of a new cylinder? Is there an additional charge for unusual rates? Was it necessary to pick a regular lock? This costs more than picking a standard lock. Please note that you did not add non-existent details to the price quote and do not be shy to ask and verify.


So what did we have here?


In conclusion, there is no doubt that there is no good time to be stuck outside or inside the house nor in the office and need the services of a locksmith. But if this has already happened - be sure to invite a professional who will do a clean, good job and provide a fair price offer to both parties. Good luck and may all doors always open to you!



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