What actions to take after getting locked out

At some point in your life (unless really lucky), you will get locked out of your home. If you have already experienced it, you can agree it is an extremely frustrating thing. This is particularly true if you have had a long day at work. Fortunately you can call us to find locksmiths Northampton residents can rely on. We work 24 hours a day and always respond quickly in emergencies.

Before calling a locksmith there are a number of things you can do.

Firstly, ensure there is no other possible way of gaining access inside. Often people can leave a window or back door open. It is therefore highly recommended to try every potential way of getting in prior to any other action. This can save you money and the locksmith their time.

Secondly, contacting anyone who are in possession of a spare key is wise. Thankfully, if a family member has one you will be sorted. Occasionally, people forget if they have lent one out to a cleaner, for example; check and ask around to be sure.

One thing that must be completely clear is ensuring you have your ID. It is commonplace for most to carry a form of ID everywhere they go; if you don’t follow this practice, we advise you do in future. No professional locksmith will provide their services if you have no proof of identification. They do this to ensure they don’t aid criminals in gaining access to a house.

When calling a locksmith out, ask for a quote before agreeing you require their services. This way you can have payment ready prior to them arriving. This will also protect you from surprise bills.

Lastly, make sure you’re using services from a reputable locksmith. The last thing you want is a fraud to create additional problems.

Thankfully, TMN Locksmiths are a reliable, professional 24 hour service. We are readily equipped to help you whenever you find yourself in a bit of a pickle. We are one of the most reputable locksmiths Northampton has to offer as a result.

If you ever require our services, please contact us as soon as possible.