A Locksmith Travels Round Suffolk

Being a 24 Hour Locksmith based in Suffolk, I get to travel a lot around our beautiful county and see all the lovely little picture postcard villages, hamlets and rural areas. Over 40% of my work takes me either to the outskirts of Ipswich or into the more rural regions of Suffolk to carry out my locksmith services for various customers.

Some of the roads in Suffolk can be quite tricky and hard to get around especially at this time of year now the light is fading early and winter is starting to set in, luckily I have my trusty van with its torquey diesel engine which allows me to reach even the most inaccessible of areas out in the far corners of East Anglia. It’s a good solid van and is fully fitted out with all the latest locksmith tools, locksmith accessories, lock spares and key cutting equipment.

During the last 2 weeks I have been doing a lot of Locksmith callouts out in rural Suffolk and have been to such places as Long Melford which is in the Stour Valley. The area is famous for some of the paintings that Constable did and it’s very beautiful. It also has a huge village green with a nice church and a street that goes on forever with trees either side of it.

Another place I have been too is Shotley which is a lovely place if you like the coast or estuaries. You can see both Felixstowe Docks and the Harwich Ferry Terminals from the river side. They are both amongst the busiest ports in the world and the Shotley area is a lovely place to go and spend some time in. Unfortunately I do not have time today as duty calls on providing locksmith services for my customers.

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Clearing up the mess of National Locksmiths

I have often warned customers via my Social Media pages that its not always a very good idea to use National Locksmith companies. They often employ under-qualified, so called locksmiths with only a few weeks experience, days of experience in some cases.

National Locksmith companies also do not always care about a friendly, professional and local service, going instead for a hit and run approach, all in the pursuit of vast profits for a company that can be based hundreds of miles from Ipswich.

Typically they have head offices in large cities and their services are run like franchises. They often have very unprofessional people who really don’t care about charging you in excess of £150.00 to have your front door taken off its hinges, you are in your now right? So its all good, even if the wind and rain is whistling through the broken window or the door frame is damaged beyond repair.

They then leave with the cash and you are in a bad security predicament that was ten times worse than before and you can’t always claim this sort of damage off your home insurance and even if you can it will take weeks to resolve- that is even if you can find the Locksmith that did the damage in the first place.

It may seem exaggerated, but there are hundreds of unprofessional people masquerading as professional Locksmiths in the UK, they have had a few hours training off the job and don’t really have much experience into how to repair a damaged lock without resorting to a hammer or a drill. These people cause untold damage and monetary pain to vulnerable people and exploit them for money, often many hundreds of pounds and in the end the poor individual has to call in a good local locksmith to repair the damage which causes them to be more out of pocket.

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