I never in my wildest dreams ever imagined I would need a locksmith.
In fact, the only people I knew that ever used one, was when a seemingly well to do family moved into my neighbourhood when I was a kid. They had the locks on the house changed, re-keyed or something to that effect. Odd I thought, my dad is a handy guy and took care of those things himself. He would of viewed hiring a locksmith as a total waste of money. Having a company come in a do work like that around my house was looked at as a luxury, and it only happened if it was something we absolutely needed and couldn’t do ourselves.
Before I go any further, I need to thank the folks at 24 Locksmith Toronto now!
This is why:
So there I was, Toronto plunged into another deep freeze with windchill in excess of -30 Celsius. I came home sometime after 11pm after a night out, out my key in the door and all I heard was the usual sounding click when the deadbolt exits its latch in the door frame. I turned the bottom door knob and much to my surprise the door didn’t open. It took three more tries for me to finally realize there was something wrong with the dead bolt.
Not the kind of thing you want to be facing on a cold winter night.
At first I was a bit panicked.
It was late and I had no idea who I was going to call, spending the night in my car wasn’t something that would be particularly advisable on a night with temperatures as low as these. Aside from this, I didn’t even have a blanket. Staying in a hotel, didn’t seem like a cost effective thing to do. Any decent hotel room in Toronto would run around two hundred dollars, and I still needed to get my lock fixed.
I headed over to a local coffee shop where it was warm and toasty and began looking for locksmith.
I asked the servers if they had ever used such a service and explained my predicament to them.
One of them suggested a local company that they had used before, but they didn’t have the phone number.
Thank the powers that be for smart phones and data plans!
I found the company that they had mentioned and gave the folks at 24 a call.
Low and behold, the technician arrived at more door within twenty minutes. I explained the problem to him and in under two minutes he had picked my lock and opened my front door!
Needless to say I was thrilled to be in the house and still shocked by the fact that this tech made it look so easy!
After some discussion I decided to let him install a new deadbolt and have the problem taken care of right there.
I could have saved a few bucks and bought the lock myself and put it in, but the logistics of making a trip to the hardware store in the morning and leaving my house unsecured while I did it helped me make the decision.
I never thought about it much before, but I am definitely thankful that these guys were there to save my bacon! Canadian that is!