Few people plan for the kinds of situations that require a locksmith. Maybe you are locked out of your home, business, or vehicle. Maybe there was a break in, or you lost your keys, and you would feel safer with all new locks. No matter the situation, knowing how to select a locksmith company can save you time, money, and frustration.
Whether through an online search, or a quick glance through the yellow pages, there are likely a few listings for locksmiths in your area. You can begin by contacting a few listings to see who is available, and to obtain a quote for the service you need. You will also want to collect basic information, including their Locksmith license number. Before officially hiring anyone, you should verify the license. In California, this can be done online through the California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services website.
To narrow down your search further, you may want to speak with trust friends, family, or neighbors to see if there is anyone they have used before. Local real estate rental, or property management, companies may also be able to provide information. Online review sites can also be a wealth of information when looking for a service provider in your area.
Once you have selected a locksmith company, you will want to set an appointment. A reliable company should be able to work with you to provide you will an acceptable appointment window. If your preferred locksmith is unavailable when you call to schedule an appointment, see if there is someone local to whom they could refer you. They are likely familiar with other locksmiths in your area, and would only recommend someone they trust.
Licensed & Professional Locksmith
Here at 101 Locksmith, we strive to complete every job to your satisfaction. Licensed in the state of California (license number 5886), we have over 10 years of experience serving the local area. With reasonable prices, we are available 24/7, and will always provide a quote in advance of your service. With a 5-Star rating on Yelp, you can see what our previous customers had to say about us, and the services we provide, with ease. If you are looking for additional information on our company, please call us at (800) 480-3674