Improving Your Home Security

When Do You Need To Hire Professional Locksmiths?

by Clifton Montgomery

On a typical day, you don't need a locksmith. However, situations do occur when you need to call one in an emergency, like when you arrive home late into the night and realize you don't have your keys. Luckily, professional locksmiths are always ready to offer emergency services when you need them. Here are common situations when you need locksmith services. 

You Have Lost Your Keys

Losing your keys is a frustrating experience. You may be wondering whether you left them in the office, dropped them somewhere, or someone stole them. It's even worse if you don't have spare keys as you cannot enter your house or car. Whether you have your spare keys or not, losing keys should be taken as an emergency.  A criminal may come across your keys and use them to enter your home. As such, call an expert locksmith right away. They'll replace or rekey your locks to ensure your home is safe. 

You Have Broken Keys

There are many reasons why keys break inside a lock. There's the wear and tear that's caused by old age. Poor lubrication can also cause pressure and stress inside the lock, which can easily break a key. Sometimes, the key can break if you have applied too much pressure while opening. 

Whatever the reason is, it's difficult to remove the piece that is stuck inside the lock. Thankfully, a professional locksmith is equipped with specialty key extractor tools that can remove the stuck key within a few minutes. From there, they can replace the lock, rekey the lock, or simply cut a new key. 

You Have Moved Houses

Just because you have moved into a new home doesn't mean you're entirely safe. Chances are the builder has a master key, which they used during the construction period. Other parties that might also have copies of the key include plumbers, flooring experts, and electricians, as they needed to access the house at some point. With apartments, previous tenants could still be having copies of the key.

While it isn't always the case that a house has multiple key copies, you cannot afford to take chances. Before settling in a house, call a professional locksmith to rekey or replace all of the locks. 

You Are Locked Out 

If you're locked out of your home, you may have to break into your house, leading to substantial repair costs. And if you cannot enter to get to your office, your work may be affected. Luckily, professional locksmiths have special tools to open your locks within a few minutes. You don't have to skip work or break into your house. Contact a locksmith for more information.