In just a split second, there’s always a risk that you’ll get locked out whether it’s your home, car, personal safe, or your medical office, which can cause a lot of problems if you can’t get into your office to see your patients
If this stressful situation occurs you’ll need to get the lock open as quickly as possible, and if no one keeps a spare key, you’ll need to call a local locksmith. There are issues you’ll need to look for as you hire one.
Seek recommendations from family and friends for a reputable locksmith. Get in touch with the local locksmiths you’ve
found and inquire about the types if locks or security systems they can work with to see if they can cater to your needs for your medical office. Note that not all of them are fully trained in all types of locks and systems.
Check and verify the address of the locksmith to see if they are local and running a legitimate business. This is especially important if you are choosing a locksmith from the yellow pages of your local phone book or an online posting.
If you unsuccessfully find an address, ask the person on the phone why there isn’t one.
Do not hire one whose address you cannot verify. Note that some locksmiths may list the addresses of other companies, parking lots or they may not even list an address at all. These may either be non-local companies, unqualified individuals or con artists.
Inquire how much experience they and their company have as a locksmith. Ask about what brands and types of locks they use. The locksmith should carry or at least be familiar with a variety of locks. Ask if they are insured and can show you their insurance certificate before the actual work begins.
Confirm hours of availability. This is necessary since you’ll never know when the need for a locksmith may occur. Check online for reviews on locksmiths and see if there are no complaints made against them. Get a written estimate before hiring
the local locksmith. The estimate should detail all necessary labor and parts.