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Locksmith Vs DIY: Knowing when to call a professional

When it comes to your home or business security, knowing when to call a professional locksmith can save you time, money, and provide peace of mind that your security needs are in capable hands.

However, you may occasionally face situations where you're torn between handling a locksmith issue yourself or calling in a professional locksmith.

Attempting a DIY lock repair or installation without the necessary knowledge and tools can lead to costly mistakes or damage. It's often more cost-effective to call a professional from the start.

So when is it best to call a professional locksmith as opposed to attempting to tackle it yourself?

1. Lock Complexity

When dealing with complex or high-security locks, it's best to leave the task to a professional locksmith. Modern locks often incorporate intricate mechanisms and anti-pick features that require specialised knowledge and tools to repair or replace.

2. Emergency Lockouts

If you find yourself locked out of your home or business, calling a locksmith is your quickest and safest solution. Attempting to force your way in can lead to damage and higher repair costs.

3. Key Extraction

Broken keys stuck in locks are a common issue. Professional locksmiths have the expertise and tools to safely extract the broken key without causing further damage to the lock.

4. Lock Rekeying or Replacement

When you need to change locks, rekey them, or upgrade your security, a professional locksmith is essential. They can provide guidance on the best locks for your needs and ensure proper installation.

5. Lock Repairs

Locks may develop problems over time, such as sticking or not turning smoothly. A professional locksmith can diagnose the issue and repair it efficiently, ensuring the lock functions smoothly.

6. Time and Convenience

Calling a locksmith saves you time and hassle, and they will be equipped with the necessary tools and materials to address your lock-related issues efficiently.

Professional, reliable and competitively priced locksmith services

At Rocks Locks, we are totally committed to delivering a friendly, affordable and reliable locksmith service to all our customers across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.

Professional locksmiths undergo training and certification to handle a wide range of lock and security-related tasks. This expertise ensures the job is done correctly, reducing the risk of future issues. Stuart is the locksmith at Rocks Locks, and was trained by Lockrite, a leading security company in the UK.

We are also Checkatrade Approved, giving you peace of mind that our business has been verified and vetted to ensure we comply with service expectations. You can also read our customer reviews, offering valuable insights into the quality of our service.

Free Home or Business Security Consultation

We provide valuable security advice tailored to your specific needs. We can assess vulnerabilities in your current setup and suggest upgrades to enhance your security.

Call Stuart at Rocks Locks to discuss your requirements and book a free, no obligation, commercial security survey. T: 07900 335525 or visit for further information.

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