In a world where practically everything is accessible with a few taps of your fingers, so-called old school technologies like keys and door locks are still relevant. After all, everything from your home to your car requires a lock and a key for you to access it—and to keep burglars out.
The security they offer might also be the reason for potential issues down the line, such as when the lock mechanism malfunctions. Luckily, you can call on a trusted locksmith like Coastal Contract Hardware if you ever face any of these dilemmas.
You’ve locked yourself out
How many times has this happened to you: You’re running late, so you rush out the door, only to belatedly realize you’ve left your keys inside the house. Locking yourself out is probably one of the most annoying things that can happen, and it can really derail your day. While you can attempt to gain entry by using tricks such as swiping a credit card through the door frame, it doesn’t always work (and you destroy your credit card.) In these cases, your locksmith will use specialized tools to unlock the door, allowing you to enter your home in no time at all.
Your door lock or keys are damaged
Like any part of your home, your door locks are also subject to wear and tear due to constant use. Due to age or damage, a key might also snap the next time you use it—and may even end up jamming the door lock in the process. If you encounter either of these scenarios, don’t delay calling a locksmith who can fix these issues in a jiffy. You may also ask us to inspect other doors in your household while we’re there to see if they also need servicing.
You’ve lost a key
A key is a convenient means of keeping unwanted people out of your property, but its diminutive size also means its very easy to misplace. Unless you’ve got a spare key tucked somewhere in your bag (or in your front yard), you’ve lost your only means of getting inside your house. Call a locksmith ASAP so that we can assist you in getting a duplicate key.
You moved into a new house
A big mistake many people make is not having their door locks replaced or re-keyed after moving into a new home. Why, you might ask? Don’t discount the possibility that the former owner of your home gave a copy of the house key to other people—people who will have easy, unobstructed access to your home unless you get your locks replaced or re-keyed.
You have a business you wish to protect
Of course, locksmiths also help keep businesses such as stores safe by providing them with more advanced locks to keep criminals away. These include high security locks that can’t be bumped or duplicated, or even a keyless entry product to better ensure that only authorized personnel can enter your place of business. We also offer reinforced doors that are resistant to damages a burglar might inflict just to gain entry into your business.
What to expect when you call a locksmith
The first thing you should do when contacting a locksmith is to describe the problem or need you have as comprehensively as possible. By doing so, we can give you a more accurate estimation of costs and duration of work. When we arrive at your house, do expect us to ask for identification. Don’t be offended—we are just trying to make sure you are indeed the owner of the property.
As you can see, there are many reasons why you might need the services of a trusted locksmith company. Should you encounter any of these issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us ASAP for prompt and efficient services.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced locksmith serving the entire Grand Strand area, including installation and maintenance of locks and doors. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!