Trying to do everything on your own is the single most common locksmith mistake that we see. Many people fancy themselves handy enough that they don’t need to turn to help when they get locked out of their home or need a key made – and they are invariably wrong. Save yourself on considerable amounts of both time and money by working with a professional locksmith.
Once you have made that smart decision, the next step is to fully vet the locksmith before hiring them. It would be a mistake to hire someone on a whim or just based on a recommendation from a friend, or worse of all, because theirs was the first ad you saw. Do your due diligence by carefully reviewing the locksmith’s record, including their past testimonials from clients, their reviews on websites like Yelp, and the usefulness of the information offered on their website.
Once you have selected the right talent, avoid the other common mistake of not being very clear upfront about what your needs are. Don’t simply summon a locksmith for “help”; very clearly articulate exactly what the need that you have is. This information will ensure that they arrive at the job prepared and equipped with the right tools to get the job done.