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picHave you ever been on the wrong side of the lock with no key available? Aren’t sure how to fix the situation? Most of us have had this dilemma at one time or another, but the best solution is calling a locksmith. Read this article to help you choose the best locksmith.

When you paint your home, always cover the locks before painting the door. If you make the mistake of sealing the lock, you will probably need a locksmith. It might take some extra time, but you will lose even more time and money if you end up having to call a locksmith to come fix your locks.

If a locksmith provides you with a quote, and then increases the cost when he gets there, be wary. Many of them will run this scam in order to get more money from you. If the job is more than what it would cost on the phone, hire someone else.

If you cannot get into your home, do not let someone drill into the lock prior to trying any other tactics. In addition, someone that wants to immediately replace the lock is probably not legitimate. A good locksmith can get into just about any door. Therefore, the two steps mentioned above should not be necessary.

If you call all of the available locksmiths and you are given a price that is too high, you should take care of the problem yourself. Use a drill from the garage to break open the lock, then replace it with a new one. You can find simple do-it-yourself kits at most home improvement stores.

When you are looking to have a locksmith install a new lock, ask them to use one that has high security. These cost a bit more, but they will keep you a lot safer than traditional locks. You need to show an ID card as well as a card provided by the locksmith in order to have duplicate keys made.

If you are quoted a price over the phone and the locksmith tries to charge more once they get there, let them know that you will not be using their services. There are many other options, and you are never stuck with someone that is being dishonest with you.

Inquire as to whether or not the locksmith you hire is bonded and insured. While this may seem like over-regulation to some, it can really save a homeowner from potential disaster. If anything breaks or otherwise goes wrong while the locksmith is servicing something on your property, you will be competely covered!

When you call a locksmith company, inquire as to how potential employees are vetted by the administration. It is always good to hear that technicians went through a criminal background check prior to being hired. This should provide you with some peace of mind that the technician that comes out to your location is only there to help you.

When you use these valuable tips before you are locked out, you will be better able to deal with this situation when it does happen. Make sure to do your homework ahead of time. That can mean getting back into your home or car even faster.

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