So you’re locked out of your house. What are you supposed to do now?
Most commonly, a lockout situation occurs when you’ve left your keys inside and you have a lock which automatically bolts when you close the door. However, this can also happen as a result of you losing or misplacing your set of keys.
Whatever the reason, the information in this article can help you be more prepared when facing a lockout situation and keep the panicking to a minimum.
Start with Your List of Contacts
It’s easy to lose your nerve when you find yourself locked out of your house – especially if you’re in a rush to get to work.
Our suggestion is to start with the most straightforward solutions which can solve your problem as soon as possible. For instance:
- If you have roommates or family members, ask them if they can swing by and help you get back inside.
- Have you given a spare key to a trusted neighbour or a friend who lives close by? If you did, it will come in handy in case you’re locked out of your house.
Of course, it’s always better to be prepared and taking a few preventive steps can prove to be extremely useful in helping you avoid a home lockout. We posted an entire article on this topic not long ago.
Try All of the Doors and Windows to Find a Way in
We never recommend leaving a window or door open when leaving the house, but on the chance you did, you can use it to get back into your home. Walk around your property to see if there’s any way to get in.
You can also try a ladder to reach an opened second-story window.
However (this is important):
- Don’t try to break things (be it doors, locks, windows) to get inside. You’ll likely end up having to pay more money for repairing the damage you’ve done than you would have to spend on the services of a professional locksmith. And it will be more time-consuming, as well.
- Don’t try to get into your home through a door or window if it puts you at risk of injury.
Locked out of Your House? Contact Us in Case of an Emergency
More often than not, the best thing you could do in the case of a lockout situation is to play it safe. In other words, call a local locksmith in your area and wait it out.
An expert will use special techniques to help you gain entry without causing any unnecessary damage to your locks or doors. Also, they can most likely offer valuable advice on how to avoid a similar situation from happening to you in the future.
So, if you need a locksmith right now, you can contact us at this number: 0800 0612 677 for a free, no-obligation quote.
We specialise in emergency, non-destructive entry and provide top services throughout the UK, 7 days a week, 24/7.
One of our trained locksmiths can be at your home within 30-60 minutes to help you get back inside.