It is worth spending a little time on this decision as unfortunately there are a lot of “cowboy locksmiths” out there. These rogue traders will often advertise cheap rates online only to increase their prices once they are on site. They are all too often unskilled and inexperienced and can often leave your door in a worse state than it was before you contacted them. Our Milton Keynes locksmiths work closely with Trading Standards and report these unscrupulous traders on a regular basis when we come across them. So how can you make sure the locksmith you choose is trustworthy and reliable? Here are three questions that can help you when making that decision:
Is the locksmith approved by Trading Standards?
Trading Standards are the local authority departments that enforce consumer protection legislation in England. Trading Standards in Milton Keynes operate the Buy with Confidence scheme. The Buy with Confidence scheme vets and approves local MK companies. All of our MK locksmiths have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards. Our customer service is monitored on a regular basis and our locksmiths in MK have had their qualifications, references and insurances checked by a Trading Standards professional. If you are locked out in Milton Keynes, our trading standards approved MK locksmiths can help. Call us on: 01908632651
There are a number of trusted trader schemes that claim to help consumers. The “Which?” brand operate the “Which? Trusted Trader” scheme whereby they assess and endorse local tradesmen and tradeswomen. All of our local Milton Keynes locksmiths at Errington Locksmiths and Security have been assessed and endorsed by "Which?" The Which? Trusted Trader" endorsement is a sign of reputation and trust. If you find yourself in need of a locksmith in Milton Keynes, our Which Trusted Traders approved MK locksmiths can help. Call us on: 01908632651
An experienced locksmith should be able to ask the right questions in order to diagnose your problem and give you a quote over the phone. Questions an experienced locksmith might ask include:
- Do you have ID to prove that you live in the property?
- Are you locked in or out?
- Are the keys inside? Do you know where they are?
- Do you have a letterbox fitted on the door?
- What type of door do you have? Is it a wooden or UPVC door?
- What type of lock do you have on the door? The locksmith may also ask you to send a photo if you are in a position to do so.
I hope these three questions will help you choose a locksmith if you ever find yourself locked out of your property. In the meantime if you have any security concerns, please contact one of our MK locksmiths to discuss them