“Holidays are coming Holidays are coming” yes it’s the most festive time of the year and just like everyone else our locksmiths are looking forward to enjoying time with family and friends and more then a few light ales I imagine.
It’s a rough year or two for everyone but as we enter the festive period I think most people were looking to put it all behind us and start to get back to normal and try to enjoy this years Christmas holidays with plans for works parties and family gatherings all planned out.
Recent reports of variants and Boris pushing forward jabs and more jabs it might have took a little shine off what we really all wanted which is a normal Christmas time, but we do defiantly look like we will still be able to enjoy some much needed time with our families and to reflect on this we’ve come up with business opening times that give our staff a much needed time off while still being able to offer our service at key times.
It might surprise you but Christmas Day morning has always been a busy time for us not one year has gone by with out at least one emergency locksmith call out. With so many people travelling to spend time with family, family walks and out with the kids on there new bikes or skates (showing my age do kids get skates anymore?) the chances of peoples thoughts elsewhere leads to accidental lock outs.
Many cry’s of “ I thought you grabbed the keys” ring out across the city almost more then festive songs on a Christmas morning but don’t let that spoil your Christmas pud. If you need to get back in on Christmas morning we are on hand to help.
A few years ago I attended a emergency call out on Christmas Day morning for a family In Mapperley, they had spent the early morning opening presents and starting preparing the Christmas lunch with the turkey already in the oven they wrapped up in scarfs and hats to take kids and pet dogs out for a walk along the plains. The house had recently been fitted with a new composite door that had a slam lock mechanism – this type of composite door has no handles when you pull the door closed the mechanism throws the hooks and bolt effectively locking your door without using a key – which is great for security but not so great if you leave your keys inside when the door closes.
So you can imagine how upset they were to arrive back home just in time to baste the turkey to realise no one had grabbed the house keys, luckily I wasn’t to far from them as I was driving back from a earlier job so I was able to attend in double quick time and even though most of these composite doors have 3* security cylinders fitted that are designed to be anti pick I was able to pick the lock (not all locksmiths are equal) quickly enough that the turkey didn’t get to dry…
And because we are not scrooges we only charged our normal fee – yes you’ve read that right for the whole of the festive period we do not charge any extra fees on the bank holidays, we also like to spread some festive spirit and realise a extra large bill for calling a locksmith is not what people wanted out of Santas sack so we charge exactly the same prices we charge all year round but if you want to tip a mince pie we won’t say no.
For the first time in our 60 year history we have decided to not offer a call out service on New Years Day looking back over the years it’s never been a day that’s warranted having a member on staff on call all day – although of the few times I’ve had to work News Years day call outs have been quite eventful and very often involve men being in a lot of trouble from there behaviour the night before – and as a company we wanted to give as many of our staff as much time off as possible so we hope you appreciate why we have chosen to not open.
Ours like other locksmiths in Nottingham will be offering limited hours so non emergency’s may be next day instead of our normal same day service to cope with smaller staff numbers and limited time, but we can assure you will be seen to and we will never leave anyone in a insecure or dangerous position.
So as a final word we would like to wish all of regular customers, landlords and letting agents a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year and here’s hoping it’s a good one for all and it it means getting a couple of jabs alone the way so we all stay safe and avoided anymore lock downs or restrictions then it’s what we will have to do.
LS Locksmiths is local family run locksmiths based in the heart of Nottingham we offer a incredibly fast same day service, thats affordable while only using high quality branded products. Our business counts numerous letting agencies, landlords and returning customers who use and recommend our low cost fast service. Call 0115 8320195
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