Locked Out – It is inevitable that almost everyone will experience being locked out at least once in their lives, and this is by far one of the most common reasons for people requiring the services of a locksmith! Being locked out is never a pleasant experience, and most will find it rather stressful. Luckily, a trusted local locksmith is only ever a quick phone call away. When you call a reliable local locksmith they will promptly attend your property and quickly gain entry to your home without causing any damage to the existing lock or door, they will also be able to change the locks in the same visit if necessary for extra piece of mind that your home remains secure, just in case your keys have fallen into the wrong hands. It is always worth asking over the phone when you call a locksmith if they are able to gain entry to your home without causing any damage. This way you can be sure that the locksmith attending your property is experienced and will complete the task at hand effectively and not cost you more money in the long run.
Lock Upgrades or Changes These days it is incredibly common for locksmith to receive calls to come and upgrade the existing locks at a property. This is mostly due to insures nee minimum requirements for locks, all locks must meet or exceed BS3621 or TS007 for uPVC doors, if your locks don’t meet this requirement you may struggle to get cover or may even find that your existing policy is void. It is also worth knowing that some insurers have been known to refuse to pay out on claims made on existing policies if the locks at the time of the break-in were substandard. Although this is probably the main reason for people requiring new locks or lock upgrades, another common reason is when people have moved home. It is always advised that you get the locks change when you move into a new property to ensure that you are the only person with a copy of the key to the property as you can’t ever be sure of how many keys are still in circulation from previous occupants. Getting the locks changed is the best way to ensure your new home is safe and secure.
Lock Repairs – Another very common reason for needing the services of a locksmith. Like anything else locks are susceptible to general wear and tear. This is often due to how frequently they are used. When a lock fails the best option isn’t always to completely replace the lock, sometimes it is easier and cheaper to simply get the lock repaired. Any good local locksmith will be able to diagnose the fault and advise you on the best course of action be it repairing or replacing the lock.
Repairing Burglary Damage – When you have had a break-in it is always strongly recommended that always recommended that you have the locks changed as soon as possible even if there is no damage. This is because the intruder could have taken a copy of a key to use at a later date. Any damage to window locks and handles will also need dealing with, a locksmith will know the correct size handle and lock that is right for the windows that you have. Most locksmiths also provide a boarding up service for any broken windows or doors.
If you require the services of a locksmith for any of the situations mentioned above or to try and improve your home security to prevent any of these scenarios, then contact Lime Locks Wirral today - 0151 353 9607