What To Do When You Lock Yourself Out of Your House?

If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your house, you know the panic that sets in. You may not know what to do next, but don’t worry—we’re here to help. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be back inside in no time.

What To Do When You Lock Yourself Out of Your House

Seek help

Call your partner, roommate, or anyone you live with to see if they can come home and let you in. It may be inconvenient for them, but you’ll spend less time stranded outside your house.

If you rent your place, try reaching out to your landlord. They will usually have a copy of your house key and may be close enough to unlock the door.

If you live in an apartment complex, stop by the manager’s office and ask for access to your unit. Have proof of identity on-hand alongside evidence that you do indeed live in the complex. But beware: many apartment complexes charge lockout fees if the staff has to help you get back inside.

Source: SafeWise

Identify access points

If no one is around to let you in, or you live alone and have no management office/landlord to reach out to, it’s up to you to find a way in. Start by checking the perimeter of your home. If you live in a house, check all doors and reachable windows. If you do have a window that’s slightly open, attempt to remove the screen and slide open the window. Be careful if you manage to find and climb through an open window. If you have a garage with access to the house, but the garage is sealed, see if you can open it, or if it opens via remote, pray you have your car keys to get the clicker from your vehicle.

Source: HouseTipster

Call a locksmith

Instead of trying to pick the lock yourself, call a locksmith to do it for you. They have all the necessary tools and skills to handle the job. Plus, they are experienced with all kinds of locks, so it won’t be difficult for them to unlock the door without damaging the lock. You are sure to find a locksmith near you that offers their services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Published Date: August 18, 2022

Category: Door Locks