We’ve all had that ‘groan out loud’ moment… You know the one where you have locked your keys inside the car or house and you’re frantically patting down each pocket and searching your bag… or you hear that small snap and suddenly you’re holding half a key with the other half still in the lock… *cue groan*. We’ve all had that moment and we all know that the next step is calling your local locksmith to let you in or to fix the lock. But what about if it happens at night or after hours? Unfortunately, most locksmiths are closed, and you would need to wait until morning, which can become a huge hassle.
At Heidelberg Locksmiths, we always want to make sure you’re looked after, and any problem that occurs remains as hassle free as possible. We know that there is nothing worse than being locked out, particularly at night, when there’s a warm bed or nice dinner waiting inside. That’s why we run a 24/7 emergency locksmith service, so no matter when you have that ‘groan out loud’ moment, we’ll be there to make sure your problem is solved as soon as possible, and your life can go on with minimal hiccup to your plans.
But, while you’re waiting for our emergency locksmith team to arrive (don’t worry, they’ll be there soon), here are our 3 top tips for when you’ve been locked out, lost your key, or broken the key or lock.
1. Double check everywhere you can for your keys!
There have been many times over the years where our emergency locksmiths have arrived to a client who thought they had locked their keys in the car or house. But, upon closer inspection, they were actually in the bottom of their bag or purse all along! So be thorough and double check!
2. Don’t force the key or lock!
Our emergency locksmith team do get calls from people who have broken the key in the lock and unfortunately rather than waiting for us to arrive, they try and force the lock or attempt to wiggle the key out, and so often this just ends up just damaging the lock – which unfortunately means extra costs for you. So, don’t force the lock or key, just wait for our emergency locksmiths, they’ll be there soon. We promise. And it’ll also save you time and money in the long run!
3. Stay Calm!
We know moments like these can be stressful, especially when it’s late or you’re tired, or you’re running late somewhere. But know that once you’ve called our emergency locksmiths, help is on the way!
So, whatever the situation – whether you left your keys inside your house or car, or your key broke inside the lock, or you lost them somewhere, or even if your keys were stolen – we’re here to help whenever you need it. Our team of locksmith professionals have years of experience in handling any lock or security issue you have. You can have peace of mind knowing we’ll be available 24/7, when you need us most.