Locksmiths perform vital tasks in stressful situations. Being locked out of your home is never much fun, especially if it’s cold and night-time. There are also situations when the locks are broken and you might not want anyone gaining access to your home. Here are four reasons to have an emergency locksmith in your phone’s contacts menu.
You’ve Been Burgled
There were more than 266k burglaries reported in England and Wales between 2021 and 2022. Overall, the number of burglaries is falling, but this doesn’t mean you can afford to be complacent about home security. Doors and windows are the most common point of weakness in a home, and it’s where most burglars break in.
Modern doors and windows are fitted with locks and are designed to withstand forced entry, but they are not 100% burglar-proof. If you have suffered a break-in and your door lock is damaged, it must be fixed as soon as possible, to keep secure the property. Call an emergency locksmith as soon as the police have finished taking a statement and checking for evidence.
A locksmith will carry out emergency repairs to doors. They may also install new locks if the key has been stolen. It’s the only way you and your family will feel more secure. Cardiff locksmiths can help if you need the locks changed or repaired ASAP.
You Lost Your Keys
We’ve all been there: after a crazy night out fuelled with alcohol and questionable decision-making, you stumble home, check your pocket, and … no key. Oh no! The house is empty and you don’t fancy sleeping in the shed, so your best course of action is to call an emergency locksmith.
Emergency locksmiths are also handy to know if you are locked out of your car, either because you locked the key inside (this can happen with older vehicles) or because you lost the key somewhere. You may have a spare key with a friend or at home, but that won’t work if the spare key is 400 miles away. If this happens to you, call an emergency locksmith and they can get you back in the driving seat.
The Key Broke in the Lock
Keys sometimes break in the lock. It’s really annoying and potentially dangerous if the door can’t be locked or you are stuck outside in freezing weather. This is a good reason to call an emergency locksmith. They will be able to fix the lock, repair the damage, and even fit a new one if necessary. And if this isn’t possible, they will help make your home more secure.
Time to Change the Locks
There are a few good reasons to change the locks. Moving house is a good one, as you never know if the old owner still has a key. This isn’t an emergency, but if you just broke up with someone and you don’t want them coming over while you are out and causing problems, it’s sensible to have the locks changed pronto.
Give your friendly locksmith a call if any of the above scenarios apply to you.