Why Hire A Locksmith Instead Of Using DIY Solutions

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Find out why you should hire a locksmith instead of trying DIY solutions in case of a broken lock at home or the office, especially if you have zero experience working with locks.

While fixing a simple door lock might be an easy job for a handyman who has no trouble fixing things around the house, a novice with no toolbox and no skills will find even the simplest repairs difficult to tackle. Plus, locks are your first line of defense against potential threats like intruders vandals and burglars. The last thing you would want is to leave the safety of your home into your inexperienced, unskilled hands.

DIY repairs do come with their fair share of advantages. However, the drawbacks oftentimes outweigh the advantages, so you may want to consider all the factors before making your decision. To come to your help, our team of expert locksmiths has prepared brief lists of pros and cons for using professional locksmith services instead of DIY.

Cons Of DIY Locksmith Repairs

  • DIY projects take a lot of time for preparation, tool buying, DIY video watching online, specialty magazine reading and so on. If your busy is as scheduled as it is, you will have a difficult time squeezing in the extra time for your research. If you have never fixed a lock before, you are going to need to take your time and study the procedure carefully. The slightest mistake in installation could and will usually result in a faulty mechanism and poor home security.
  • The dissembling of the old and broken lock and the installation of the new lock are also lengthy processes, especially for an inexperienced handyman.
  • If you do not already have a lock picking toolset, screwdrivers, and a new lock, you will need to spend some time inside a hardware store or a locksmith shop. If you need to replace all the locks on your recently bought home, the project will require even more time and energy.
  • You may get stuck a few times, especially at the part when you need to reassemble the fixed lock or install a new one. Lock cylinders are not a walk in the park, and some people may feel overwhelmed and eventually make one or several mistakes that will jeopardize the integrity of the entire mechanism.
  • You may not know how to shop for the best locks for your doors, windows or cabinets and make the wrong choices, resulting in misfit locks and poor home security.

Pros Of DIY Projects

It can save you precious money you would otherwise pay to a locksmith; if you need to replace or fix more than one lock, DIY might be worth the trouble. However, it will also take more time and energy and if you have no idea what you are doing and need constant guidance it might not be worth it.

Pros Of Using A Professional Locksmiths Service

Locksmith DIYIt saves you time and energy and even money if you hire an affordable service like hours. You could ask for a discount provided you have several locks you need serviced and come across interesting promotions.

You will not have to worry about the locks being fixed or installed the right way by hiring an experienced technician with a license. You will automatically choose the best solution possible and rely on their high-quality, guaranteed work.

Plus, you will not have to invest in buying a new set of tools or worry about choosing the wring lock, as they will come prepared and fully equipped with everything they need to service a lock.

Locksmiths who are authorized have undergone industry training and passed practical and theoretical exams that justify their diplomas. They have also worked as apprentices for well-establishes locksmiths for a few months up to a couple of years and met with a number of different scenarios that have helped them shape their skills and continuously improve them.

Plus, experienced locksmiths are usually up-to-date with the latest releases in the security and locksmithing fields, which means they can fit a new electronic or smart lock on your front door or replicate any key on the spot using advanced tools. If you need to fix a more advanced lock, DIY is never a good idea unless you are a professional locksmith yourself.

Locksmithing services like ours can reach any address within 20 to 30 minutes for a lockout emergency. Sitting in line is usually something you should not worry about. Setting up an appointment online or over the phone only takes a couple of minutes and guarantees the prompt arrival of a mobile locksmith at a time that you have agreed upon yourself.

DIY VS Locksmith Services During Emergencies

Lockouts are more common than you might imagine and they happen to most people at least once in their life. If a faulty lock mechanism has triggered your lockout, you will an expert to handle the problem for you. Any DIY attempts to fix a double cylinder lock, for example, could and will normally cause more damage to the lock and force you to spend more time and money on buying a new one and having a locksmith install it for you. Why not let the repair into the hands of a skilled locksmith who knows what he's doing and will leave no room to mistakes?

Having to pick your own lock at 2 in the morning with no actual tools at hand is also more complicated than you might imagine. On the other hand, picking up the phone and calling in an expert who can reach you in less than half an hour and restore your access to your home is a few minutes is a lot easier. 

All in all, while there are some circumstances when fixing a simple lock may be quicker than actually hiring a locksmith service, hiring professional help should always be the better alternative.  

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