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How To Spot a Good Locksmith Amongst the Bad and Ugly

There are plenty of good locksmiths out there but also plenty of awful ones. If you have never used a locksmith before, how do you spot a good locksmith? Here are some tips to help from a fully experienced locksmith!

Source: http://herolocksmith.co.uk/general-locksmith/locksmiths-good-bad-downright-ugly/

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Privde An Honest Quote For the Work to be Done

Privde An Honest Quote For the Work to be Done

The quote you get should be what you pay. There are times when the job may take longer or things don't go to plan, but for standard lock repairs, the price should be fixed.

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Can Respond Rapidly in an Emergency

Can Respond Rapidly in an Emergency

If you need an emergency locksmith you really don't want to wait for hours to get one do you? National locksmiths may not be local to your area and so may take longer to respond whilst they try and find your location.

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Have Good Reviews

Have Good Reviews

So important that others have used their services and recommended them.. Would you choose to give a person access to your home if you didn't trust them? Trust comes from getting others to review them.

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Experienced and Courteous

Experienced and Courteous

It's important that the locksmith has seen the problem before or similar so that the problem can be resolved quickly and professionally. It is also important that they are friendly and courteous since this is your home or commercial premises and they should respect that.

No Call Out Fee

Good locksmiths won't charge for going out to fix your problem. There are some locksmiths who will add on a tariff for answering your call but don't choose these are they are charging you too much to do ths job.

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Will Try Non-Destructive Entry First

Will Try Non-Destructive Entry First

It sounds like that should always be the case but there are some locksmiths who will not try to gain entry without damaging your property. The best type of locksmith will always try non-destructive entry first.

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Parts are Usually Carried in Their Van

Parts are Usually Carried in Their Van

Your locksmith should have the majority of spare parts available in their van to be able to complete the job quickly. Who wants to be hanging about waiting on a gaining secure entry to a property. Only an experienced locksmith would know what to store.