Locksmith Service Can Bail You Out in Unforeseen Circumstances After a long day at the office, or a long flight back from holiday, the last thing you want is to have to call a locksmith because you're locked out of your home. The chances are, though, that it will happen to you one day - your keys will get lost or stolen and you'll need a hand to sort it out. More people than you might think have had the embarrassment of having to call a locksmith because their keys are locked in the house! Of course, while appearing scatterbrained might make you cringe, there are worse situations to be in. When your keys are locked in the house, at least you know the house is secure - if you're really tired you can ask a neighbor if you can sleep on their couch until the following morning, saving a 24 hour callout. Getting home to find your house has been broken in to is not just more urgent, it's incredibly distressing too. If you find that your windows are broken or your door has been forced open, stay calm and call the emergency services - don't touch anything in the house until they arrive. Once the police have gathered the evidence they need, call a locksmith (and a glazier, if required) to make your home safe again. Don't use a cheap, unlicensed locksmith. It's not a good idea to use a locksmith if they only provide mobile contact details, or trade "out of the back of a van". Many unlicensed locksmiths are scammers or criminals preying on people that are desperate for emergency lock work. Relying on word of mouth is a good way to ensure that you find a reputable tradesman. Not only will they offer faster locksmith services during out-of-hours emergencies, they should have a far lower callout fee than a more distant firm. Supporting local tradesmen is always a good thing to do, and when you need someone fast, it's always good to know that they are just around the corner.