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Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Locksmith

We’ve discussed at length how to find the best Baltimore locksmith. Unfortunately, not every such service is dependable. Here are some mistakes to avoid when you’re ready to choose a locksmith:

  1. Failing to do any independent research – It’s never fun being locked out. After a few moments of panic, frustration tends to set in. Do you want to find a solution as quickly as possible, right? So, naturally, you search for a local locksmith and likely contact one of the first ones that come up in the results. We recommend taking a few minutes to check out multiple locksmith websites and see what they have to offer. The last thing you want is to wind up stuck with a less-than-stellar locksmith service. Don’t underestimate the importance of research here.
  2. Ignoring whether a locksmith carries the proper licensing – There are a number of DIY locksmith tools and step-by-step videos online. Frankly, just about anyone can claim to be an expert in this industry. With that in mind, how do you tell the difference between an experienced locksmith and a phony? Well, check if they are licensed, bonded, and insured. Steer clear of any locksmiths you come across who do not have the proper licensing.
  3. Brushing off the importance of experience – This ties in a bit with the aforementioned point. Let’s say that you’re locked out of your car or house. Do you really want a rookie locksmith trying to get you out of a difficult situation? Probably not. There’s no question that the most skilled locksmiths are also usually the most experienced ones. Ideally, the professional you choose should have at least five years in the industry.
  4. Settling for a “cookie-cutter” approach – A good locksmith will come up with a unique solution for each of his or her customers. Let’s look at an example. As the owner of a business, perhaps you’re most interested in commercial locksmith services. More specifically, you want to work with a company that offers access control systems, door closers, and intercom systems. So then why would you hire a locksmith who can only provide lock repair and that’s it? You deserve a long-term fix that’s catered to your needs.
  5. Failing to read any reviews – You’re finally ready to hire a locksmith. Not only does their expertise align with your situation, but they are properly licensed and have been in the industry for years. Hold up, though. Just before you call them, you begin to come across one bad review after the next. There are countless instances where the locksmith showed up late, failed to come up with a solution, etc. Rather than give your hard-earned money to a poorly rated locksmith, double-check their reviews.

The right locksmith makes a world of difference. That’s where Safeway Lock and Key comes into play. For years, Baltimore residents have relied on us for lock installation, repair, and much more.


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