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Mr Steve The Locksmith

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions that we get asked.

Are you a local Skegness Locksmith and not a call centre like most of the other ads that are at the top of the online search results?
Yes, I live in Ingoldmells just outside Skegness. This means I can normally be with you very quickly and your helping to support local businesses.

Can you come out in the middle of the night?
Yes, I am a 24 hour emergency locksmith. You can call me at any time.

Do you charge over £100 just to get me in like some locksmiths?
No not at all, My charges are between £49 and £99 to come and gain entry all depending on the time of day and what lock you have. Even if you get me out of bed in the middle of the night and I have to drive 20 miles to you it is still only £69 or £99.

Why are your prices so much less than prices quoted by other locksmiths?
Most of the time if you contact a locksmith from the top results in the search engines or directories you are actually normally calling a call centre who takes their cut too (This is why they can afford to be at the top of the results becuase they charge so much). I believe in being good value and fair. It is what helped me become so buy so quickly.

hat are your call out fees?
I don't have call out fees, If I can gain entry by opening or bypassing the lock then you pay the lock opening / entry fee. If I can't get the lock open but can still get you in by using destructive methods then that is classed as an entry and also chargable at the same rates as lock opening / entry fee. I am very confident that I can get you in one way or another so on the very rare occasion that I cant get you in, you don't have to pay me a penny.

Do your prices include labour?
Yes indeed, the prices quoted online are the prices that you pay. No VAT, no call out fee, no hidden extras.

Do you have a hourly rate plus parts like some other locksmiths?
No, I price the jobs for what they are and how long they should take. If I take my time and make sure it is all as it should be and clean up after myself or even stop for a cup of tea and to chat or give you advice then I do not think its fair that you should pay more for that. I am the fair, local friendly locksmith so lets not rush a job and lets make sure that you are happy.

Are your prices set prices or an estimate?
Before I start work I will give you either an exact price or a best and worst case senario price for jobs that may involve an unknown amount of work and as the job goes along you will clearly be able to see if it is heading into the worst case zone.

I have lost my keys but the door is open, so can I just pay for the replacement lock?
On some doors yes, However some locks for example Euro Cylinders need to be in the unlocked position to be removed from the door. In this situation you would need to pay the lock opening / entry fee as well as for a replacement lock (but we do have a lock and entry combo deal). Some locks for example mortice locks can be changed when they are in the locked position if the door is open and then you can just pay for the lock replacement.

Can you give me an estimate without charging me a call out fee?
Of course, It costs nothing for me to come and have a look and give you an estimated price. If you are happy I normally carry the stock to do the job there and then but if not I can normally get it within a couple of days. (Usually next day)

How can I pay?
I accept cash and also credit and debit card payments with my mobile card payment machine. Unfortunately I do not accept payments by cheque. For business customers I can invoice with a 14 day payment period subject to the business being registered with myself and prior agreement. I can also take card payments online (Just ask).

I am a landlord and will not be present at the property as the tennent lives there. How can I pay you if I am not there?
I regularly work with landlords who hire me to work on their properties. In this situation the most popular way is for me to visit the property and have a look what needs doing then give you a call with the price. If you give the go ahead I will carry out the work then call you with the invoice number and total payable ammount. You can then simply make payment online via credit or debit card.

Why are your Standard Euro Cylinders priced at £59 when you can buy one in town for £10?
Firstly I do not supply the cheap easy to snap cylinder locks as I do not consider them to be secure enough and I also do not think anyone should be using a non anti-snap lock. You can't buy the locks that I supply for £10 in a hardware store and my Standard Euro Cylinder locks are of great quality, professionally fitted to the correct size, mechanically guaranteed for 2 years and also come with 5 keys.

I have been burgled can you help me secure the property?
I have a range of locks and security items in stock. If you need your handles replacing, locks replacing, a secure chain to chain it up for the night or even a temporary lock until I can get one to fit then I have chains, locks and temprorary overnight locks that can be used to secure your doors etc. Remember it costs nothing for me to have a look and see what I can do to help you.

Can I fit a lock myself?
You may be able to fit a lock yourself but are you sure that you know the right lock to buy. Will you get the right size lock for a flush fit? and could you imagine if something went wrong and then having to tell the insurance company that you bought a lock from a hardware store and fitted a lock yourself?

Can you travel further than places that you list as covering on your website?
Usually I can as I know that some customers prefer to use me for their home locks as well as looking after their caravan etc, but there may be an extra charge to travel further afield. Give me a call and we can see what I can do for you.

Do you have risk assessments, insurance details and a mission statement that we can view, download and print?
We sure do. A few businesses and organisations we complete work for require a risk assesment, public liability insurance details and a mission statement before work can be carried out. Click The "Liability Insurance" link in the bottom menu to view our insurance certificate. Links to our risk assesments and misison statement can also be found on that page.

How can I leave you a review?
I would love it if you could leave me a nice review. It really helps grow my business. Please click the Google or Yell.com link below or check out my reviews page from the top menu and you can easilly type a quick review.


Mr Steve Is A Domestic, Commercial & 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Covering Skegness, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards, Wainfleet, Louth, Mablethorpe, Spilsby, Alford & Surrounding Areas.

He Offers A 24 Hour Call Out Service And Can Gain Entry If You Are Locked Out, Replace Your Locks With New, Safer, More Secure Ones And Even Change Or Upgrade Your UPVC Door Or Window Locks & Handles.

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