Getting locked out of your home or shop is one of those occurrences that always catch you by surprise. The initial shock and frustration is immediately followed by the search for a good, reliable and reputed locksmith that can open your lock without wrecking your door or the lock. The situation gets especially frustrating if it is night, or during bad weather, when you are impatient to get inside and relax in the cosy comfort of your home.
The only option for those of us who do not already have the phone number of a reliable emergency locksmith saved in their phone is to immediately get on the Internet and search for 24 hour locksmiths in Essex. A quick Google search shows a number of locksmiths that claim 24-hour emergency service at your doorstep. However, most people soon realize – after much distress as well as wasted time and money – that reliable emergency locksmiths are very rare.
One of the most common problems people face in such a situation is that on calling phone numbers of businesses claiming to provide round-the-clock Locksmithing services, they will find that the phone is switched off. The reason behind this is that a lot of businesses that claim to be 24 hour locksmiths in Essex simply do not have the extra manpower to ensure a 24-hour service. Many such establishments offer only very erratic service, if at all, outside the usual work hours. They either provide services during the odd hours only if they happen to have spare manpower or if the location of the calling person is somewhere close by.
While it takes no effort in advertising a 24-hour Locksmithing service, ensuring the availability of qualified and skilled locksmiths that are willing to service emergency requests during odd hours, and during bad weather, is another matter due to the shortage of skilled locksmiths.
The important thing to keep in mind is that emergency locksmiths not only have to be available and willing to service your request, they also have to be skilled and experienced. An unskilled person answering an emergency lockout call can wreck your door or lock, even if they somehow manage to open it, and cost you a small fortune in repairs.
In reality, there are only a very few reputed and reliable 24 hour locksmiths in Essex and once you find such a locksmith, you should always keep their contact details handy in your phone as well as in writing somewhere, in case your phone is inaccessible. Having the contact details of a reliable emergency locksmith will ensure you peace of mind and save precious time if you ever get locked out or lose your keys.