When having a professional locksmith come to your property to remove or dispose of a safe, there are a number of actions that the property owner should consider in preparation of the safe’s removal. The locksmith will, of course, be handling all of the physical aspects of the safe removal such as removing any bolts or screws securing the safe in place and actually carrying the safe from the property in addition to disposing it, as required. However, there remain a number things that the property owner can do in order to insure that the process is as quick and painless as possible.Physical Dimensions And Weight
When contacting the locksmith, the property owner should be prepared with all of the relevant physical information as regards the safe. Many times, simply supplying the locksmith with the name of the manufacturer and the model of the safe will be enough considering professional locksmiths have a great deal of familiarity with most makes and models. In addition to the safe’s manufacturer and model, the property owner should also be prepared with the approximate weight of the safe and the internal and external dimensions of the safe. Moreover, it is important to inform the locksmith whether the safe is open or closed and whether the property owner has the key or knows the combination.The Safe’s Location
Since safes are generally extremely heavy, even smaller safes, it is important to provide the locksmith with all of the necessary information as regards the actual location of the safe to insure that the locksmith will provide you with an appropriate quote for the work and also to insure that they will arrive with all of the necessary equipment and personnel. When contacting a locksmith, the property owner should be prepared to answer the following questions regarding the safe’s location:
• What floor is the safe on?
• Are there stairs to negotiate?
• If there is an elevator, is it capable of carrying the safe (both the safe’s weight and size)?
• Will the safe fit through all of the doorways on the way out of the building?
Access To The Property
When the locksmith arrives, they will need to bring a truck that is appropriate for moving the safe. It is important to provide the locksmith with any restrictions as regards access to the property in which the building is located. When contacting a locksmith, the property owner should be prepared to answer the following questions regarding the property in which the safe is located:
• Is access to the building restricted?
• Are there any problems associated with parking trucks?
• If access is through a parking garage, are there any height restrictions on vehicles?
• Are there any times when access is either not possible or limited?
If the safe is being removed for disposal, it is important to indicate to the locksmith whether the safe contains asbestos. This is obviously relevant for fire resistant safes. A locksmith can, of course, dispose of safes containing asbestos, it simply requires that the locksmith take it to a special facility for disposal and will generally incur additional costs.
Prior to the locksmith’s arrival, it is recommended that the property owner move any furniture or any other items that might be in the way to help the locksmith remove the safe as quickly and efficiently as possible. Finally, the property owner should verify that all of the contents of the safe have been removed and properly stored at an alternate location if required.