Choosing the right locksmith to do a good job can be difficult. There are many things you should ask the locksmith or find out yourself before booking them to come out and complete the work you need doing.
Seeing as the locksmith industry in the UK isn’t regulated, anyone can claim to be a locksmith. Whether they’re competent and trained properly to be a locksmith is something that you should assess.
You might call upon a locksmith for many different reasons, for example… You’re locked out of your home, you want a lock repaired or serviced, you need a lock replaced, you need a lock upgrading, you’re locked inside your home, your keys are locked inside your vehicle.
A locksmith will often provide you with new keys or gain entry to your home, personally. So its very important to make background checks on the individual.
Here is a few things to establish about your locksmith before booking them…
- Does the locksmith hold any training certificates?
There are several associations such as the Master Locksmith Association that provide training and certification.
- Does the locksmith hold a DBS/CRB certificate?
Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) checks. You may need to check someone’s criminal record if they apply: for certain jobs or voluntary work
- How long has the locksmith been in the industry?
Experience counts for alot in this industry.
- Does the locksmith provide an address?
The locksmith should provide a business/home address
- When you call them, does a locksmith answer or someone in a call centre?
There are many call centres that deal with sales and marketing. Going via one of these phone numbers can result paying more for the service.
- What rates will the locksmith charge you?
Here are some questions you can ask: Does the locksmith charge by the hour? Is there VAT? Is there a call out fee? Is there any sundries to be added on top of your bill?
- Is the locksmith a member of an association like check a trade?
Such an organisation can report its members in case of bad workmanship and this will marked online for any visitor to check. CheckaTrade.com is a trusted website which will give you the idea of the quality of the workmanship
About LBP Locksmith Brighton
LBP Locksmith Brighton hold training certificates. We are DBS/CRB checked. LBP Locksmith Brighton has been in the locksmith industry for over ten years. LBP Locksmith Brighton doesn’t employ any call centre staff. You will always speak with a locksmith. LBP Locksmith Brighton charge the some of the lowest rates in Brighton, we don’t charge by the hour, there’s no VAT, there’s no call out fee and there’s certainly no sundries added to the bill.
LBP Locksmith Brighton are members of CheckATrade (currently with 312 genuine reviews to this date 21/4/16) We are also members of the prestigious Trading Standards, buy with confidence scheme Brighton and Hove.
LBP Locksmith Brighton are proud of our genuine (28 to this date 21/4/16) reviews on Google and 312 on CheckATrade.
We hope this helps when choosing your locksmith Brighton