Locating the best Chicago locksmiths need not be very difficult. While you may get several names by searching the Internet, you are likely to keep hearing a single name cropping up again and again i.e. Kings. The same is true when you go by word of mouth especially in Chicago and adjoining areas of Illinois. However, you need not believe everything without doing a bit of checking around yourself. Here is a checklist, which will show you how to choose a quality locksmith company operating in your area of residence.
The Name- Is the name well known? An unlicensed locksmith, operating singly, will neither be well known, nor have a website where the brand name is displayed proudly. Well, Kings certainly has it. You only have to log in to http://www.locksmith-kings.com in order to know all about them.
Credibility- Ask for a valid license and we will show you the certification. Beware of unlicensed locksmiths though, who have no certification. Employing them will only increase your chances of being swindled. You can also check out the reviews and ratings of Kings and their competitors in the ‘Better Business Bureau’ in order to form an idea about the efficiency of the company.
Insurance- It is imperative to ask about the company’s insurance. Having an insurance not only helps in establishing the credentials, it will also give you the opportunity to save money if your locksmith accidentally damages your door while trying to open your lock without the right key. Kings assures you that no such circumstance will occur unless the locking mechanism is very complicated and can only be opened by breaking it apart. However, our team will consult you before proceeding with it and will not do anything without your knowledge.
Pricing- It is within your rights to ask for an invoice after the task of locksmithing is completed. It will help you to check out the pricing in detail including the service charges and taxes. You also need to check the difference between the estimate and the actual. A company of repute like the Kings will not have any hidden costs which come as a surprise to you. It is all transparent and above board here.
Payment- A licensed locksmith company having several years of experience behind them will naturally accept payment via credit card. The card company automatically blocks payment once it senses something is wrong and you are well advised not to pay in cash that too without a legitimate receipt.