If you have ever searched for a local locksmith in Vancouver, Washington, then you have probably see the abundance of options Google presents to you. However, how much research have you actually done to ensure that the locksmith service you request is, well, insured. We are fully aware of the problems within the industry, and we do our best to make sure we follow every possible protocol.
With that being said, there are definitely some things to look out for. One of the first things is to see if the company you are asking about has been registered with the state and city in question. Since we are local to Vancouver, WA, we also provide our services in and around Portland. However, Oregon and Washington have different requirements for locksmiths to do work in their state and cities, so we have to have different types of licensing. Oregon requires registered with the Secretary of State as well as the Oregon Construction Contractor's Board or CCB. Washington, on the other hand, simply requires registering and licensing your business with the State of Washington. , while
Other than researching whether of not the company has been licensed to do work in the area they service, it is equally important to make sure all of the technicians contracted by that company are also up to date on all of their personal licensing. The state of Washington requires that all locksmiths be individually licensed, insured, and bonded for a large portion of services that we offer, the exception being the standard 24 hour lockout services. For most commercial services, however, more credentials are required, regardless of the level of expertise displayed by the technician in question. All of our locksmiths shadow professional locksmith trainers for weeks on jobs including lockouts, car key replacement & programming, residential lock rekey and installation, garage door repair, commercial services, ignition services, etc. Once their training has been completed, we have each of our trainees undergo all of the necessary testing and licensing before we allow them to venture out on their own. We are proud of each of our technicians, and it just goes to show that doing things the right way is only way to conduct business. Call Vancouver Washington Locksmith today at (360) 205-2953 for immediate assistance.