There a few jobs where you want to make sure you are hiring the right person for the job. Doctors, electricians, and mechanics to name a few. Similarly, you want to make sure you hire the right locksmith. You wouldn’t trust your keys with any random neighbor, so you want to make sure the person cutting new keys, replacing old locks, and installing new safes is someone trustworthy. Here are a few things to consider before choosing a locksmith.

Are They Licensed

No one wants to be the victim of a scam. And because of the services they provide, you should only use trustworthy locksmiths. One way to make sure your locksmith is trustworthy is to find out if they are licensed. Some states require that all locksmiths get licensed by a government bureau to ensure that they will not steal information or abuse their services. If you live in a state that has laws in place to make sure that locksmiths have licenses, make sure that your locksmith has a license and is not offering unlicensed “cheaper” services.

Check Their Ratings

Aside from a government making sure locksmiths are reputable, you can also check ratings on a locksmith. Read real reviews written by actual customers and make sure that the locksmith you are picking is trustworthy. We recommend reading reviews on third-party platforms like Yelp or Google My Business listings. Business owners cannot remove negative reviews, which makes websites like these less biased. That said, it is important to note that listing websites can be used unprofessionally by competition, ex-employees, and disgruntled customers. That is why it is important to not just look at the overall stars but to also read the reviews. Reviews need to be taken with a grain of salt, but they are still very valuable in helping ensure that the locksmith you are dealing with is a real reputable company. You can even glean important information from 1 star and 0 star reviews. Customers that rate low but complain about a service issue versus customers complaining about a scam tell you very different things about the company you might work with.

Get An Estimate

If a locksmith gives estimates, you should always try and get a good idea of what you will be paying. Estimates help verify that you know what your service you are paying for is going to cost you at the onset. The more specific you can be about the service you need, the more accurate the estimate will be.

Contact Bedford Lock & Key

If you are looking for a highly reviewed locksmith in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts, why not work with Bedford Lock & Key. We are a third-generation locksmith service that has been established in Bedford for decades and has been helping homeowners and business owners get the locksmith solutions they need. Give us a call or contact us through our online contact form.