I would like to say a few words to all those people out there who think they are well organised and prepared for domestic emergencies.
No I don’t mean forgetting anniversaries or the like but normal everyday complications, burst pipes, television/computer breakdowns or even washing machine breakdowns. You are not as prepared as you think you are.
The really organised amongst us will have a whole section on our phones with numbers for your doctor, dentist, bank, garage and probably even a plumber. However there is almost certain to be a vital one missing. This missing one is hopefully seldom used but when needed it’s vital to have it with you; it is your local locksmith.
Think about it for a minute, you’ve let the door close behind you and your keys are inside. Yes I know that most modern phones have internet search abilities and even without this there is always directory enquires.
Unfortunately finding and choosing your local locksmith is not that simple. There is so much to consider, are the 24/7, is there a call out charge (usual for emergency locksmiths) and if so what does it cover. Locksmiths are like plumbers, many different varieties and abilities, some for instance specialise in car locks many claim to be non-destructive experts yet 30 seconds after they arrive their drilling away at your lock and talking about how much better (although they will not mention the cost at this point) their replacement one will be.
Finding your local locksmith requires a little thought and some kind of contact with them before you really need them, just so you know what type of service to expect.
Of course using your local locksmith to advise you on the requirements of your household insurance is a reasonably cost effective way of testing the water and selecting one. It will also give you a chance to build a relationship with your local locksmith and save you from a great deal of stress should an instance arrive when you really need him/her.