When you’re searching for a local locksmith to pop a lock for you or to rekey locks for you, you want to make sure this local locksmith is really local and can be trusted. You need to be quite sure this local locksmith won’t charge you double or triple once he’s done with the service you hired him for. You need to be sure that this local locksmith won’t do anything bad that would compromise your safety and your family’s safety, more importantly.
But when you’re searching online for a local locksmith, what is the most important information that you must see in a locksmith company’s website? — There must be a seal of approval from a well-known institute of marketplace trust to prove their integrity and performance – they must be BBB Accredited.
BBB or Better Business Bureau has been helping people find trustworthy businesses, brands and charities for more than 100 years. In 2015, people has visited BBB’s website more than 172 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, which are all available for free. And knowing that this local locksmith you found online is BBB Accredited, you’d be confident you’re in good hands.
But how do companies become eligible of BBB’s Accreditation, and thus, become worthy of people’s trust and patronage?
- They must be in service for at least one year.
- They must have the required bonding and licenses in their jurisdictions.
- They don’t have unresolved customer complaints.
- They haven’t violated any governmental ethics.
- They must have fulfilled all contracts and promises made through business practices and advertising.
- They follow governmental and BBB advertising laws and codes.
The BBB logo or seal of Accreditation usually can be found at the website’s header (top part of the website) or at the footer (bottom part of the website) where it must be visible enough for people to see. 1stCity Locksmith’s BBB Accreditation was acquired on the 6th of January, 2017, with an “A Rating”.