We all do what we can to keep unwanted guests out of our homes, but sometimes we’re so good at it that we lock ourselves out. We’ve all been there, and no matter how many times it happens, you never get used to that sudden feeling of panic. The worst part is that a lockout always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time.
There is always the possibility you just want to prepare for the next time you find yourself locked out, but odds are you’re standing outside your door at this moment wishing you found yourself on the other side. It can be hard to think straight in a stressful lockout situation, so the professional locksmiths at EB Locksmith are here to tell you what to do when you’re locked out of your house.
- Check for a Spare Key
- Call Your Housemates
- Call Your Landlord
- Check for an Unlocked Window or Door
- Contact a Locksmith
Check for a Spare Key
The first order of business when you’re locked out of your house is to check for a spare key. Most of us have at least one, and as long as we didn’t toss it in the junk drawer after it was made, it should be available to bail us out. If you don’t have a spare key stashed away outside under a mat or tucked under a rock, maybe you gave one to a friend or family for safekeeping. If so, call them and see if you can meet them or have them bring it to you. If not, continue to solution number two.
Call Your Housemates
Being locked out of your house isn’t a big deal if you live with other people. If they’re home, they can easily let you in. If not, give them a call and see if they are in a position to stop by and unlock the door for you. If you don’t have a housemate, here you stand, locked out of your house and searching for more tips. Fortunately, we’ve got them.
Call Your Landlord
How’s your relationship with your landlord? Well, you’re about to find out. If you’re still locked out of your house, call your landlord and see if they are available to let you in. There is the possibility that they won’t be available or interested in helping, and if you changed your locks after moving in, they might not even be able to help. However, if you have had the same locks since you moved in and your rent payments tend to be on time, your landlord is a potential solution to the problem of being locked out of your house.
Check for an Unlocked Window or Door
Unless you live in an apartment above the ground level, you should be able to access other points of entry into your home. Go around your house and try all the windows and doors to see if you may have left one unlocked. If so, you are no longer locked out of your home. However, you should probably lock that window next time because robbers also tend to check those.
Contact a Locksmith
When all else fails, call your local locksmith. A locksmith can have you back into your house in minutes. The professionals at EB Locksmith have helped thousands of people in your situation, so give us a call, and we’ll send someone right out to you.