Katelyn Radtke of Foothill Locksmiths explains why it's advantageous to find a quality locksmith before you need one.

Blaine Lucas is president of Foothill Locksmiths, Inc.. To reach Blaine Lucas call (510) 621-7956.
Video: Finding a Locksmith Before You Need One
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HAYWARD − Host, Sarah Rutan: While you can’t anticipate being locked out of your car or home, you can avoid a tough situation by finding a trusted locksmith ahead of time. To learn more, we’re with Katelyn Radtke of Foothill Locksmiths, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Blaine Lucas.

Katelyn Radtke: It’s important to find a good locksmith before you need one, and there are three main reasons why. The first reason is that scams in this industry are real. Locksmith scams have been featured on shows like 7 On Your Side or Good Morning America. Often, a scammer locksmith will quote a low price over the phone, and once the job is complete, they’ll add a zero to their quote and demand cash-only payment. It is not uncommon for these scammer locksmiths to leave a job unfinished or the home or business in poor condition with damage to the locks and doors.

The second reason to find a quality locksmith before you need one is that not all locksmiths are reputable. The State of California requires licensing for both individual locksmiths and locksmith companies. The licensing process involves live scan fingerprinting and a background check. Not all locksmiths are licensed, but yours should be.

Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

Blaine Lucas is a 40-year veteran of the locksmith industry and owner of Foothill Locksmiths, Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2004. He can be reached at (510) 621-7956 or by email.

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