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6 Reasons for Calling Locksmiths in Birmingham

We’d all rather not have to call a locksmith, but for most of us, there will come a time where we’re glad we have an experienced locksmith’s phone number to hand. There are many reasons for calling a locksmith, from non-urgent problems, to emergencies that should be dealt with as soon as possible. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common reasons for calling locksmiths in Birmingham:


When you’re locked out

Being locked out is a situation that most of us have been in at one point and it’s never at a convenient time. For example, nobody wants to be locked out in the middle of the night in the cold. When you’re locked out, providing there is nobody nearby with a spare key that can get to you quickly, your solution should be to call a local locksmith. Being locked out of your building is often seen as an emergency and a locksmith, particularly those covering large cities such as Birmingham, will be on scene as quickly as possible, certainly within thirty minutes or an hour of receiving your call.

As well as helping you enter your home, if you have lost your keys or had them stolen, locksmiths can also change your locks. If your key is simply damaged and won’t work properly, locksmiths can cut a replacement on site.


After a break-in

After a break-in

Break-ins and burglaries are always seen as an emergency and unfortunately, they are common callouts for emergency locksmiths. If you are a victim of a break-in or burglary, once you have called the police and they have attended the scene, you should call a Birmingham locksmith. After what can be a very traumatic event, it’s important that your locks are professionally changed so that you can be reassured that you, your loved ones and your possessions are safe and secure.

To prevent future break-ins, experienced locksmiths install Anti-snap locks to prevent common break-in techniques such as lock snapping and lock bumping.


Legal actions

Locksmiths are sometimes called upon to help bailiffs and other businesses when assistance is needed in recovering a property or possessions as a result of legal actions.


Key cutting

If you are in need of spare keys, or need a new key to be cut due to damage to your existing key, you can visit a locksmith. As key cutting is often not an urgent enquiry, you can visit your local locksmith’s shop where keys can be cut while you wait. In emergencies, locksmiths can also cut new keys at your location.


Lock changes

Lock changes

There are many reasons to change your locks, for example, after a break-in or to improve security, when you move into a property, or in some cases, when someone moves out of your property in poor circumstances. Rather than attempting to change your locks yourself, it’s always advisable to call in the experts.

Locksmiths can supply and install a wide variety of different locks to suit your requirements. For many homeowners, ABS locks are very popular as they prevent lock snapping and bumping and can replace a standard euro cylinder with ease when installed by a professional locksmith.


Lock repairs

If your windows or doors are starting to show signs of wear and tear, you should call a locksmith to get them back into full working order. By ignoring problems with your locks, you could risk being locked out of your property when the locks do eventually fail, or it may be that you can’t lock your property when you leave the house.

Locksmiths can supply and install replacement parts for different types of door and window and can make the necessary fixes, from installing new handles, repairing damaged locks or even realigning the door or window trim.

If you are based in Birmingham and are in need of a locksmith, call Chubb Locksmiths on 0121 353 3644, or in emergencies, you can call 07817 643167.