Tips on choosing Locksmith in Manhattan
Being in Manhattan you are in one of the most densely populated and smallest areas of New York City. So you are probably most vulnerable to cheats and frauds too. One category of frauds could be the wannabe locksmiths, who have no connection with registered handyman services, and only have the intention of looting you. Choosing a genuine locksmith becomes essential therefore, not only for the safety of you house, office or car but also the well being of your family.
If you have ever found yourself locked outside your car or home, you sure are familiar with the problem it can be. The first thing after the panic strike is desire to have someone help you out of the problem, because spare key isn’t a possibility at the moment, you’re only option is a local locksmith.
So, now with only a locksmith as an option for you problem, how do you make sure you are about to hire a genuine locksmith from a local handyman service. Some locksmith advertisements in the phonebook could be fraud and a crook is probably the last thing that you want when you are already so deep in trouble. Because you don’t want just anyone to access you doors (of the car or home), it is thus important to take precautionary steps and make sure that the locksmith you summon isn’t a scammer but a genuine guy to help you.
Follow the following tips before choosing the local locksmith to summon in a trustworthy and best possible locksmith to help you out.
It is always advised and important to keep numbers of best plumber, electrician, and locksmith etc in your locality. The best way to do so is to be frequent with the local community newspaper; this will help you know who’s who in the locality. If you have a number of a trusted locksmith already, don’t hesitate and call right away.
If possible only choose a locksmith on someone’s recommendation. Do not pick a locksmith from the random phonebook or a flyer posted in your building. Your auto insurance or service provider could recommend you a reliable locksmith. If you have no recommendations and no prior locksmith number and have to take a chance from the phonebook, then be wise and pick a name from somewhere in the middle of the list. Most fraud locksmiths try and have company names beginning with A or 1 to remain in the top of the phonebook list.
Before choosing the local locksmith it is also important to verify the name and address listed by the locksmith. It is important because fraudsters often make up addresses and names and people fall victims to such frauds without making prior verifications.
Once you have finally made a call to the locksmith, do pay attention to how they answer the call. If they do not address themselves as a company and only answer with some generic phrase, then there is certainly something fishy.
Once convinced by the call, make sure you make all the cost and service related queries before the locksmith is summoned.
Always ask for the business card and id of the locksmith.
Most locksmiths should be able to open all kinds of locks, if this one cannot and tells you that the lock needs to be drilled and replaced, prefer another locksmith in that case.