You’re probably already well aware of what locksmithing is and what a locksmith does; however for those that don’t, locksmithing is the art of creating and defeating – by a number of means – various types of lock mechanisms. Therefore a locksmith is, well at least in the traditional view, someone that can not only design, create and break locks, but also repair and install them too. It would be fair to say that those in this particular trade are very capable and highly skilled.
In the past couple of years you’ve probably seen more and more locksmithing companies offering emergency locksmiths. You know what locksmiths typically do, but what exactly do emergency locksmiths do and how do they differ to their standard counterparts?
Usually when you book an appointment with a locksmith you have to wait; very rarely can they come immediately and deal with your lock-based woes. This is where the services featuring emergency locksmiths come in very handy for homeowners and, in some cases, motorists – but more of that later on.
The emergency locksmiths offered by many locksmith 24/7 companies are in operation all-year round and 24-hours a day. If you were to lose the key to your front door, break it, lock it inside the premises, and so on, you’d potentially be left, locked outside.
Accidents happen at the most inappropriate times; you can take as much precaution as is possible, but such an accident could happen – essentially leaving you locked outside of your home in the cold.
Luckily emergency locksmiths would be able to provide you with renewed access to your property – regardless of what time of the day it was.
Recognising that being stuck out in the cold, rainy weather often experienced in the United Kingdom, is never nice, many of these locksmiths can ensure that homeowners are never left waiting for too long; some even offer rapid response times of up to two-hours.
Emergency locksmiths, like standard locksmiths, use various specialist tools like pick guns – which make the process of picking locks considerably simpler – key extractors – used to extract pieces of broken keys from within the lock mechanism – and gas torches – to help provide access to locks that have been glued up in an act of vandalism.
You might not always need access to your home to call on these locksmiths; you may have a broken lock – a problem which you may not want to leave unfixed. Emergency locksmiths can, using their training, effectively and efficiently repair locks that have become damaged or have broken over time. With access to a number of different types of locks they can either replace them with exactly the same mechanism or a completely different model.