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I am Locked our what should I do!

If you’ve failed to plan for that inevitable time when you’ve locked yourself out of your home, and you don’t want to smash one of your windows with a rock, then you need to call a locksmith. Not to split hairs, but if you were able to utilize any of the aforementioned solutions then technically you weren’t locked out of your home.

Nonetheless, like hiding a key or giving a spare to a family member, calling a locksmith takes some forethought. You want to have a locksmith chosen long before you actually need one. But just in case you haven’t taken the time to find one the following guidelines can still be used in an emergency.

Selecting a locksmith is similar to hiring a plumber, an electrician, or a contractor. You want to choose someone recommended by a friend or family member. You will also want to check them out with your state attorney general, local consumer agencies, and the Better Business Bureau.


If you find a locksmith on the internet, or in the yellow pages, make sure they’re actually located at their listed address. If they don’t have an address, or if they say they’re local when they’re really not, keep looking.


Before hiring a locksmith, get an accurate price quote on parts, labor, and fees. If a locksmith arrives and suddenly gives you a higher price than what he or she quoted over the phone (for no clear reason) ask them to leave.


Make sure the locksmith is insured. During the course of their work, a locksmith could possibly damage your property. You want to hire an insured locksmith so your home is protected in case of an accident.


When the locksmith arrives at your home ask for identification and a business card. If you live in Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, or Texas you should also ask for a license. Those are the only states that require locksmiths to be accredited.


Expect a locksmith to ask to see your identification too. At least that’s what you want them to do. No reputable locksmith should run around unlocking homes for people just because they’re standing on the stoop looking desperate. Honest locksmiths should be just as cautious about you, as you are about them.


A locksmith should arrive in a company van that’s clearly marked. If they show up in a car it should be for an emergency job only—as in they rushed straight from their own home. If the locksmith shows up in a suspicious looking vehicle you should be suspicious too.


Be extremely wary if the locksmith wants to drill out your lock and replace it. An experience locksmith can open just about any domestic lock. If they want to cut your lock out of your door they are either up to something bad or they aren’t a good locksmith.


When the work is completed the locksmith should provide you with a detailed invoice. If they don’t, insist they give you one and then after they leave start looking for a new locksmith.


After you’ve found a locksmith you like and trust, keep their name and contact information on your person. Having your locksmith’s phone number easily accessible will be extremely helpful the next time you find yourself locked out of your home.

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