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05 December

A Rotherham Locksmith Carol

Seasons Greetings to you all! It’ll be a strange old Christmas this year, with the continued restrictions and all the rest of the shenanigans that 2020 has brought us. However, we can genuinely have hope that a normality may not be too far off with the news about the vaccine, and that the lockdown has got things back under control a bit. 

Thank you to all my customers this year – I am glad I have been able to work throughout the various lockdowns, and appreciate many have not been able to do that. Whatever you’re doing this Christmas, hope it will be stress-free, and also mark the turn of the tide to better times ahead. 

In lieu of the normal advice today and seeing as we’re well into the advent season, I’m treating (yes, treating) you to my very own version of Last Christmas, with apologies to the late George Michael. Feel free to sing along… 

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15 November

Do You Realise Who Has Keys To Your Home

Well, it looks like November won’t go exactly as planned, with the second lockdown now underway. Although not unexpected, it’ll mean another few weeks of weirdness for a fair number of us. As with the first lockdown, I’ll still carry on working as usual, and hey, at least it’s another chance for me to bring out the line about being a “key worker” in more ways than one. So all is not lost. As long as that chap over the Atlantic doesn’t take his Presidential loss too badly and press any big red buttons. In that case all would be lost. 

I’ll still be around to deal with any locksmith emergencies, and continue to take all the social distancing measures needed, so do not feel any anxiety if you need to call me out – I make the visit as safe as possible and am allowed in properties if needed, given my worker status. I’ll also continue to be available for routine work and advice, and in the spirit of giving advice, I thought today I’d look at some figures for home burglaries this past month, and the issue of how leaving your key with other people could potentially affect your insurance. 

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04 October

Do Thieves Come Back A Second Time

When I was a kid, many years ago, my grandad used to assure me that lightning never struck the same place twice. I explained to him time and time again that this was a myth, perpetuated by double-strike deniers, and that tall buildings are often hit multiple times within a matter of minutes. He wasn’t having any of it though, and repeatedly insisted that it was scientifically impossible. He wouldn’t even change his mind on his deathbed. Well, I say deathbed – it was more a golf bunker he was lying in after he’d been hit by lightning three times whilst waving a golf club above his head. All that was left of him was a charred 4 iron and fragments of burnt plus-fours. 

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31 August

Beware Cheap Doncaster Locksmith Prices

Nowadays when people are looking for a locksmith and need one quickly they will turn to a search engine such as Google for help, expecting to see listings from locksmiths that are local to them.

Unfortunately it's getting hard to find genuine local locksmiths online as alongside their results are hundreds of listings from national call centres using shady tactics to appear high up in local searches.

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31 August

Beware Cheap Rotherham Locksmith Prices

You may be aware that there's a song by Green Day entitled Wake Me Up When September Ends. This year it’s more like Wake Up the Kids When September Starts. Because it seems that months of home schooling are coming to an end, the alarm clocks are being set, and schools are readying themselves for action. Whilst parents everywhere open up the champagne and wonder quite how they got through the last five months, it's back to the classroom for the children.  

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02 August

Increase In Crime

Wouldn’t you know it, we’ve made it to August already. Usually at this time of year I’d be trying to focus your minds (not in a Paul McKenna way) on keeping your house secure whilst you enjoy your summer holiday. However, as we all know, these are not usual times, and many of us will be foregoing a 2020 holiday in favour of a staycation. And yes, a staycation does mean staying at home, and does not simply mean a holiday in the UK. This is the hill on which I will die – a holiday in the UK is still a holiday and NOT a staycation. 

Anyway, I got diverted there by another of my minor annoyances, I do apologise.  Despite the reduction in holidays, we are still expecting thefts from houses to increase in the coming months as the lockdown ends and more people head back to work. Houses that were previously occupied all day will become empty during the daytime and although we’ve seen massively reduced burglary figures during the lockdown, it’s likely these will now start increasing as burglars make up for lost time. Therefore, as a little reminder, I’ve put together a few more tips to keep your house as safe as possible over the summer and autumn. 

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12 July

Rotherham Locksmith Advice

Whisper it quietly but there might finally be light at the end of the lockdown tunnel. Cautious light, that is, given that Leicester is having to re-introduce restrictions, and we’re not out of the woods yet, but non-essential shops have now re-opened, and this weekend will finally see the opening of hairdressers and pubs. Let’s just hope your hairdresser hasn’t been celebrating the re-opening of the pubs before getting to grips with your scalp. 

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13 June

Can A Rotherham Locksmith Remove A Snapped Key

Well hello there again. Are we still all okay? We have now passed the twelfth week of lockdown, and it seems it’s beginning to lift, albeit very gradually. I sincerely hope you are all staying well and will continue to do so, as we all look forward to getting out a little bit more. 

The lifting of the lockdown does have one major advantage – it means you don’t have to suffer the new pun I’ve been working on. Hot on the heels of the whole “key worker” debacle of the last 2 blogs, I’ve realised “lockdown” has its possibilities too, and that’s what I’ll be looking at today – that instances when your lock goes down – lockdown, see. Oh, sorry, I didn’t save you from that pun in the end – I went right ahead and did it anyway. But you would expect nothing less from me.

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03 May

Locksmiths In Rotherham During COVID 19

Hello there, how are you? And yes, I do mean it. It’s a question people tend to ask all the time as a greeting with no great interest in the response, but I’m finding recently that it has taken on a new meaning given the circumstances in which we are living. So I do hope you are managing in these turbulent times. 

To be honest, not a lot has changed since last month, has it? A lot of us are living a Groundhog Day type existence, only without the attraction of Andie McDowell at the end of each day. We are of course doing this in order to try and keep vulnerable people and key workers safe – again, all I can recommend is you follow the latest advice from the NHS and government on this score.

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31 March

Are Rotherham Locksmiths Allowed To Go To Work

I trust you’re all keeping as well as possible out there and doing all you can to stay safe. It’s a strange time, and no mistake, isn’t it? One minute we’re all talking about Brexit, Liverpool and Love Island (well, some of us) and the next it’s all immediately pushed aside as everything focuses on the threat from COVID-19. As someone pointed out a month or so back, COVID-19 can easily be sang along to the tune of Come on Eileen, but that seemed slightly funnier all those weeks ago before it all became very real with government press conferences, self-isolation, and a use of the word “unprecedented” that was, well unprecedented in modern times in its ubiquity.

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