Have you lost your keys, or need new locks?
1. Ask for recommendations
2. Choose a local locksmith
3. Call and speak with the locksmith before booking
4. Request a quote or estimate for the job
5. Check the locksmith’s credentials
6. Make sure you receive an itemised invoice
Ask your family, friends or colleagues for recommendations
Asking people you know for recommendations for any service is a good idea – and this includes locksmiths. You want to hire a locksmith that you know is going to do a great job without ripping you off, and if someone you trust can recommend a locksmith that they were happy with, it’s much more likely that you are also going to be happy with the work they do for you.
Choose a local locksmith
Supporting a local business is always the right thing to do. Guv’nor Locksmiths, for example, service Perth’s Northern Suburbs with all their lock-smithing requirements – including automotive, residential and commercial locksmith services.
Call and speak with the locksmith before you book
When booking in a locksmith, it’s important to call and speak with them first to speak about your requirements. This allows you to judge how confident you feel that the locksmith is going to be able to carry out the work to a high standard. Trust your instincts!
Request a quote
Before you commit to a specific locksmith, make sure you request a quote or an estimate for the work you require. A good locksmith will be able to provide an estimate based on the parts needed to complete the job and how long they think it will take them to carry out the work. If you are happy with the quote and book the locksmith, make sure you ask for the quote again when they arrive. It’s also a good idea to ask about any additional fees, such as travel costs.
Check the locksmith’s credentials
Make sure the locksmith you choose has the appropriate credentials and licenses to be carrying out the work you require. As with Guv’nor Locksmiths, a trusted locksmith will display their licence numbers on their website and will display membership with appropriate governing bodies (such as the Master Locksmiths Associated of Australasia – Guv’nor Locksmiths is also fully insured, trade qualified and WA Police licensed.
Request an Itemised Invoice when the work is complete
After your locksmith has completed the work you’ve requested, make sure you receive an itemised invoice for your records. This way, if something should go wrong, you have a record from the locksmith detailing what they did and how much they’ve charged you.