A locksmith may not be someone you think about in your everyday life, but sooner or later, you are going to need a locksmith you can trust to get you out of a bind. There are several reasons a locksmith might be called, but let’s take a look at three common reasons to call a locksmith.
Locked out of car or home
Nothing is worse than going on a trip over the holidays, only to come home and realize that you didn’t bring the right set of keys, and you are locked out of your own home. Or, what about that time you stepped into the garage for just a moment and your toddler thought it was funny to lock the door? Sometimes, you’re in a hurry to get somewhere, and you accidentally lock your keys in the car at the gas station.
However you lock yourself out of your home or vehicle, it’s the right time to call a locksmith. Don’t panic. And don’t try to fix it yourself by breaking your window, trying to pick a lock, or using a wire hanger. You could cause costly damage. Most locksmiths can be there quickly. As a matter of fact, at Omega Locksmith Chicago, we can get to any point in Chicago in about thirty minutes.
Moving into a new home
Call a locksmith when you have purchased a new home. Even though the previous homeowners have supposedly turned over their keys, you should get all your locks changed. No one knows how many copies of their previous keys they made or handed out to friends and neighbors. What happens if they forgot to get them back? Hopefully nothing…but do you want to take that chance? Call a locksmith to swing by and give you all new locks and keys. Protect your new home and your family.
Replacement key needed
Call a locksmith when you need a replacement key. There are many reasons why you may need a replacement key. Keys can bend or break off in a lock. If your key breaks in a lock, you’ll not only have to call a locksmith to get it out, but you’ll need a new key for that lock. Perhaps someone lost the spare key to one of your vehicles. It would be a wise idea to replace the spare. Sometimes you may want an extra key made to give to an older child, or neighbor.
If you find yourself in any of these situations, don’t panic, and don’t try to fix it yourself. Call a certified locksmith to help you with all your lock and key needs.