Emergency Locksmith

As experienced, emergency locksmiths, we provide a 24 7 emergency locksmith service. So, whether you are having problems with your locking systems, locked out of your home or flat or need a lock replacing, we can be there in 30 minutes to sort the issue out. Our prices are competitive, my locksmith team are experts and we take care of our people and customers.

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What Does an Emergency Locksmith Do?

An emergency locksmith provides his locksmithing services out of hours. So, if you have an issue with your locks, windows locks or lock system, then they will fix it at any time of the day.

All locksmiths should be offering a 24 hour locksmith service, providing an emergency locksmith response. If they only operate in the 9-5 window, then I would suggest using another locksmith to fix your door locks.

What is Considered Out of Hours?

Out of Hours can vary from locksmiths to another locksmith but for us, our normal day time hours are 8 am – 6 pm Monday to Friday. After this, we then move into our out of hours locksmith prices.

Weekends and Bank holidays are considered out of hours.

Fundamentally, our locksmith services are available 24 hours a day.

How to reduce your costs for your 24 hour emergency locksmiths

A 24 hour locksmith will always be cheaper during the normal working hours, so if the situation allows you could wait for that time slot.

However, if your door lock will not operate, you’ll need to call a 24 hour locksmith, no matter what the time is. Your security is important.

The easiest way to find an emergency locksmith is to use Google Search. Type locksmith near me or locksmith emergency 24 hours and you should get the closest, available locksmiths.

Even out of hours, most locksmiths can be on your doorstep within 30 minutes.

24 hour Emergency Locksmith Services

As a family-run emergency locksmith business, we offer a variety of services, but here are some of the more common emergency locksmith services:

  • Locked out of your home. We’ll gain access using non-destructive methods.
  • Burglary repairs. We can secure any property after a break-in.
  • Lock or door opening. My team and I can open any lock without keys, in the commercial and residential sector.
  • Lock replacements. As our vans are fully stocked, so we can replace any lock day or night for your home or business.
  • Lock repairs.
  • Keyed alike door locks
  • High-security locks for uPVC doors.
  • Insurance approved locks
  • Install window locks.
  • uPVC lock systems.
  • Mobile key cutting
  • General door repairs

Please note that we do not cut car keys.

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How to choose the Right Locksmiths

In your location, there will be multiple locksmith companies. So, how do you chose the right local locksmith to solve your security or lock problems?

Firstly, look at their reviews, the more they have the better.

Ask them how many years of experience they have? Again the more the better but you need to make sure they are experienced to work on your door and or locks.

I would also ask them to prove that they are a local locksmith company and not a national call centre.

Lastly, be wary of the price. If the price is too cheap then the service you’ll get will reflect it. Sometimes, offering a cheap quote over the phone is a scam. On the completion of the job, the price is often inflated.

How Much Should an Emergency Locksmith Cost?

The cost of an emergency locksmith service will be more than if he/she visited during normal working hours. If you need a 24 hour emergency locksmith at 2 am, you could expect to pay over £120 per hour for labour. Then there is the cost of parts and VAT. If safe to do so, it could be best to leave it until the morning where the prices are more comfortable to live with.

General Information About The Lock Father

The Lock Father is a family-run locksmith business, owned and managed by Andrew Marsh. He and his team can be contacted by phone or email at jobs@thelockfather.co.uk.

There are five locksmiths, so we are not a one-man-band.

There isn’t a property or house security situation, that can not be resolved in a timely manner.

As a mobile locksmith, we do not operate from one location. Our locksmith provides our services from the company vans. The area we cover is around East London and Essex county. We are on call and our services are available 24/7.

If you need new locks for your door or a bunch of keys cutting at 2 am, we’ll be there. However, we might not come out to cut you a single key.

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We are not or ever have been members of the Master Locksmiths Association or a call centre.