5 Essential Phone Numbers You Should Have on Speed Dial

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Does anyone remember the days of phone books? Or having to memorise people’s phone numbers? Smartphones and cell phones relieve the stress of knowing a phone number off the top of our heads. However, there are some significant phone numbers that you should have logged into your cell phone. What would you do if you had an emergency and your internet was too spotty to look it up? Who would you call? If there’s an emergency, you don’t want to search for a phone number online. Instead, you should have several important phone numbers on speed dial. Having a secure, one-touch connection to specific resources is vital. Here are five essential phone numbers you should always have on speed dial.


Poison Control


If you are a parent or a caretaker of any sort, poison control is a life-saving number to have on hand. What do you do if your eight-year-old swallows too much toothpaste or mouth wash? Who do you call if your sixty-year-old mother accidentally swallows bleach while she’s cleaning? For households with accident-prone adults or children, poison control is an excellent source for safety protocols. With how many chemicals are around us at all times, accidental ingestion of chemicals is more likely than you would think. Poison Control also has a wide array of information on food recalls, venomous animal bites, sting infections, and the mixing of over-the-table drugs. You can easily add poison control to your phone contacts by texting POISON to 7979797 or adding the number to your phone now: (800) 222-1222. Of course, this is in America should you be in the UK you would ring 111 or 999. Of course, this would be an NHS issue in the UK and you would get the treatment you need. 


Plumbing Service


How many of us have needed an emergency plumber because of a pipe burst or a severe drain clogging? I bet you didn’t forget that experience. Plumbing services are handy number’s to have on hand because plumbing issues are inconvenient and sometimes dangerous. You can find an around-the-clock emergency plumbing service that will do the job quickly, safely, and efficiently. When you do find them, add their number to your speed dial immediately. For sure, this is one which I could do with having because no doubt there is something that will end up going wrong. 


A Locksmith


How many people have forgotten what a locksmith is? How many kids have never heard of the term? As ancient as they sound, a locksmith is still an essential service. Getting locked out of the house is getting more difficult with the infiltration of the smart lock’s on the market, but it still happens! Maybe you just went grocery shopping, or you have your child with you. Either way, getting locked out of your residence is a surefire way to have a terrible day. However, it doesn’t have to be! If you have a locksmith on speed dial, you are covered! There’s a chance you have a local locksmith right down the street who can immediately get you inside. Maybe you’ve just had a burglary, and you want to change all of the locks in your house. You can also hire a locksmith to do this as well. Either way, there’s no reason not to have a locksmith on your speed dial.


Roadside Assistance


Having roadside assistance is an essential aspect of road preparedness. Whether it is AA or your local roadside assistance, it is a number worth having saved into your phone. Roadside assistance can help start your car, tow your vehicle in the event of an accident, help you with an overheating engine, and many more instances. This is something which I really need to add to my phone because we are going to end up travelling a lot more this year. Of course, there is no guarantee that we are not going to break down. Currently, I only have the emails but this is something that I need to get on both phones.


Do you have any emergency numbers in your phone?




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