How Much Does a Locksmith Cost to Unlock a Residence Door?

If you’ve lost your keys to your main residence door or if the key is stuck and it’s not moving then the only safe and efficient way to make a safe entry in your house is to opt for a locksmith service. Without a doubt, getting locked out of your house can leave you frustrated especially if it’s midnight and you don’t know who to call for help. Luckily, nowadays there are mobile locksmith service providers who can travel to any place at any time to fix the problem for you.

Calling a locksmith instead of opting for DIY repairs is a better and a wiser option because these people are lock gurus and they have all that it takes to unlock a door without damaging it. However, not all locksmiths are the same and before you call one, it’s important that you learn about the costs involved. 

How Much Will A Locksmith Charge For Unlocking A Door?

The cost involved in this process depends on several different factors. The two main factors to consider here are: location and time of the day. It’s obvious that if the location is far away or if it’s midnight, you’ll have to pay more to the service provider than his average charges.

The average price of a locksmith in Atlanta is  $132-$165 during normal working hours. And in case there are additional locks that you need fixed, you’ll have to pay $40 to $60 for each one of them. The after hour pricing starts by 5pm. After 5pm, a professional locksmith can charge you between $165-$220 or more, depending on the situation that you are stuck in.

Whether you are calling a locksmith during the day time or at midnight, just make sure that he is professional and highly qualified to unlock your residence door within minutes. Most importantly, he should have the right equipment because calling a professional clearly means that you don’t want any hassle or any damage. For this, the right equipment and locksmith tools are a must.

What Else Should You Look Out For?

Now that you know about the charges for hiring a locksmith to unlock your door, it’s important to pay attention to other aspects too. For example, to ensure that you are hiring the right guy for the job, read Google Reviews. A professional and reputable locksmith service provider will have some sort of an online presence. It can be a website or some social media page. If yes, you’ll definitely find different reviews and ratings given by his other customers. That’s what you need to pay attention to. Read the reviews, check if his previous customers were satisfied or not and then hire.

Mostly people make this mistake of clicking on the very first link that appears on Google. This is when and how they fall victim to locksmith scams which are very common nowadays. The wiser thing to do here is to do your homework first, take some time, compare the  prices, read the reviews and then make a final decision.

Are There Any Cheaper Options?

Yes, you definitely will come across some surprisingly cheap options on the internet but they aren’t worth it. If someone’s advertising cheap prices like $45 or $60, it’s better not to try them because this is how the locksmith scam gang works. They will take advantage of your desperation, they will attract you with cheaper prices and then scam you.

The only solution to your problem is to find someone who is charging you a reasonable amount of money in exchange for his services. If it falls between the figure of $100 to $250, it’s a good to go option. If it’s anything cheaper or anything expensive, look for other options as there are plenty of them on the internet. 

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