A friendly voice says, “Hello, can I help you?” You respond urgently, “I need a Locksmith Now. I’ve just locked myself out of the house and I need to get in quickly because I think there’s a monster chasing me.” The voice responds, “No problem, sir, we’ll be there in 15 minutes.”
As unlikely as it is that you’ll find yourself being chased by a monster, there are a variety of real-world situations you might encounter in which you will need to avail yourself of the services of a professional locksmith who can handle 24/7 emergency lock outs.
Maybe you’ve locked you keys in the car … and left the car running. Or, maybe the key broke off in the front door of your house … just as you were leaving to attend your daughter’s graduation. Maybe you’ve lost your car keys and are stranded … at three in the morning in a shady neighborhood.
In stressful situations like these, what should you do? You Call a Locksmith, of course. Specifically, though, you should call a locksmith with the experience and ability to handle 24/7 emergency lock outs. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to find a reliable emergency locksmith in a pinch, so your first step might be to call family or friends for recommendations. If it’s the middle of the night and that’s not a feasible (or polite) option, then you may have to resort to searching through the phone book or scouring the internet.
When hunting for an emergency locksmith, obviously it’s important to find one who is located in your area and open 24/7. In your rush to find help, though, don’t settle for a sub-par locksmith. Try to choose a well-known company name and remember to ask for an estimate – including any late-night service or mileage fees – on the phone. When help arrives, ask to see ID and credentials and expect that they will ask you to present identification, too.
Although managing the stress of an emergency lock out as well as the stress of choosing a locksmith adequately able to address 24/7 emergency lock outs can by trying, it is important to stay calm. Don’t do anything rash, like taking a sledgehammer to the front door or breaking your own car window to gain entry. First of all, “solutions” like these are likely to create costly damages. Furthermore, if you are seen apparently breaking into a car, you’ll probably attract unwanted attention. Worst of all, though, rash actions won’t actually solve the problem. If you break your car window, you might be able to get in and drive to your destination – but once you get there you won’t be able to walk away from your now windowless car without leaving it vulnerable to criminals.
Because a crisis can happen at any time, it’s always good to be prepared. Try to do your research and look up numbers for 24/7 emergency locksmiths before the need arises. That way, when an emergency situation rears its (monstrously) ugly head, you’ll already have a fast and reliable solution right at your fingertips.