When you need work performed on locks at home or at work, your best bet is a really great locksmith. But how do you go about finding one? Here’s the best way to find a reliable Reno locksmith.
What about Calling a Handyman?
While your handyman is ideal for things like installing that new sink, the average handyman probably doesn’t understand the intricacies in locksmithing. Bruce Marillo, the owner of AllSafe Lock and Key here in Reno, is a certified locksmith with additional industry certifications. This training means that he knows exactly how to ensure your locks work to the standard with which the manufacturer designed them.
Common Problems with Locks
When locks aren’t properly installed, they can’t offer the best security. There are a few problems that can arise when locks are installed by someone not qualified for the job. These include:
- Improper alignment
- Failure to mortise the jamb
- Installing locks with master keys that others can use
Finding a Local Reno Locksmith
- Look for a local locksmith
Here in Reno and Sparks, there is no shortage of locksmiths and you’re sure to see that as soon as you look online. It’s smart to look for a local company, someone who knows the area and can make it to you quickly and easily. Avoid the overpriced national companies with local franchises – these companies tend to flood the web with online advertisements that are difficult for the smaller local locksmiths to compete with, and they’re usually too good to be true. If you can’t believe the deal you’re getting, it’s likely that quality and expertise are being heavily compromised.
Professional local locksmiths will be happy to answer your questions, and they’ll likely ask you a few questions as well. This is to ensure that they’re suitably prepared to handle the job upon arrival. If you’re calling a national firm, you’ll be routed to a call center – and their concern won’t likely match that of the local locksmithing company.
- Check reviews and ask for referrals
Look online for Google ratings and consider checking paid sites like Angie’s List, too. But your best option is usually asking friends, family and coworkers for referrals.
- Ask for credentials
When you’re looking for a Reno locksmith, ask about their credentials, including license numbers. AllSafe Lock & Key here in Reno is also registered by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department, simply for customer peace of mind. It can be unnerving to lock yourself out, and it’s reassuring to know that you’re calling a reputable company for help. You deserved to be feel safe and comfortable with anyone you’re hiring for locksmith and security services at your home or business, so do a little homework upfront to make sure you aren’t settling for inexperience or disinterest.
For more details about finding a good locksmith, we invite you to read our recent post, “How to Find a Good Locksmith Before You’re Locked Out.” And if you find that you need a certified mobile locksmith in Reno, Sparks or the greater northern Nevada region, we hope you’ll remember AllSafe Lock & Key.