At times, determining the appropriate moment to contact a locksmith can pose a challenge. Frequently, uncertainty arises regarding the necessity of their services, their potential benefits to us, and notably, the associated expenses. Many instances find us attempting to address issues independently, despite the situation requiring specialized expertise. This article aims to elucidate the prevalent factors prompting locksmith service requests. By doing so, it aims to enhance your comprehension of when it is suitable and imperative to enlist the assistance of skilled professionals.

PJ & Sons have managed many callouts for clients in Kingston-upon-thames, Surrey. Having to call a locksmith is never the best of situations but we will provide a fast and effective service to keep your stress to a minimum.

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Locked out

Being locked out can be a major inconvenience. This is especially true if you have no spare key or will have to wait hours for a family member, friend or neighbour to be available with your spare key. Sometimes though, we don’t have a spare key to fall back on or simply don’t have the time to waste recalling one. In the case that access to your home or business is required urgently, it is probably best to call upon your local locksmith. A good locksmith will be able to make this experience a lot less stressful for you by gaining access to your property without damaging anything. However, to ensure this will be possible, you should check with the locksmith before you call them out.


Lock changes or lock repair

One of the most common reasons locksmiths are called out is for lock changes or lock repair. This is the case for both homes and commercial properties. Rather than trying to take off the damaged lock yourself or replace it by yourself, it is always recommended that you call a professional locksmith. If you try to repair or replace it yourself, you are likely to cause more damage that will only cost you extra as well as the time it will take you. By calling a professional, you can rest assured that the job will be done properly and that your home or business and all its valuables will be secure.

Lost, stolen or broken keys

Losing keys is a very common occurrence; they might fall out of your pocket as you take your wallet out or perhaps you’ve left them in the changing room of your favourite clothes store. Alternatively, you might have unknowingly had your keys stolen. The best thing to do in this circumstance is to call a locksmith immediately. An emergency locksmith will be able to replace your locks in no time and as such, minimise the risk of burglary. This might be a frustrating extra cost but it is better than being left vulnerable to theft.

Burglary or break-in

This is perhaps the most important reason to call a locksmith. If your house or business has just been broken into, one of your first actions should be to ensure it is secured. To do so, you will need to have the locks professionally changed and replaced and any damage seen to. Burglars target homes they think are easy to break into; don’t let your home become an easy target again. If they have tried once and gotten away with it, they will be likely to do so again; therefore you should call an emergency locksmith immediately.

Forgotten combinations

This is relevant for those who have moved on from the traditional lock and key option for an electronic alternative. Where electronic locks cleverly remove any need for a physical key, they instead rely on our ability to remember a combination. Sometimes, we might forget this password, confusing it with the assortment of other passwords stored in our memories. If this happens, you can seek out a locksmith for help who will be able to reset and re-code your electronic keypad lock.

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