Having a big garden at home is good. We do not only need to have a beautiful landscape, but we can also decorate it with benches, stool or table suitable for small picnic or gathering. Aside from that, we can also plant some food crops or set up a maze. And then, for such huge gardens, we often have a garden shed to keep our garden tools. That is actually the purpose of garden sheds.

What if suddenly, you lost your key to your garden shed or the lock is damaged? In such situations, we need to do something. We can actually open it with force, if that is our only option. Or, if we are a professional or skilled in unlocking it without a key, then good for us. But, if we can’t do something about it, then we need to call a locksmith, to open the garden shed to avoid breaking or worsen it.

Things to know when a locksmith is needed

Sometimes, even locksmiths can do the scams. Of course, we need to avoid such people. That is why we need to be aware about what locksmiths do before and when arriving your place. So, we have here a few tips on what you must know when you are calling a locksmith. This tips came from a reliable locksmith from Locksmith Perth City – a reputable company in Western Australia.

  • Availability in your area

You have to ask suggestions from family, neighbors or friends if they know a locksmith working in your area. It would be safe to know about the background of the company, where the locksmith is working. Make sure that the company has a license to operate the business. And then, you have to make sure that the locksmith has a license to do such jobs. If no license was issued, then this might be a scam group of people.

  • Call for a locksmith service

When calling the company for locksmith services, you have to ask about the services offered. You may also ask if they can give you an estimate about the service charge, replacement of parts and other fees. Make sure that the locksmith will have a copy of the estimate when they arrive your place. It could have been better if the company has an insurance, just in case the locksmith damage your property.

  • Arrival of the Locksmith

Upon arrival, you have to ask for the identification card and license of the locksmith. You must also look for the estimate given. If it matches the estimate from the phone conversation, then the right company came. Do not trust the locksmith right away, if the estimate shown is different.

  • Signing the contract

Before the locksmith hands you the contract for the job, you have to make sure that he has checked the garden shed. And then, if both parties approve the estimate total expenses, then you may sign the contract.

  • Payment

The fee will depend on what you have agreed when you called. It is either you are going to pay in cash or credit card. But, in my opinion, it would be best to pay in cash rather than credit card after completing the job.

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