Getting stuck outside your home can be not only frustrating but also downright dangerous. There can be many reasons that may leave you stuck out of your house or apartment, including lost or stolen keys, forgotten keys, or a jammed or frozen lock.
Whatever the cause might be, there is no need to panic as you can find your way back in many ways. A few of them are discussed below.
1. Check for Unlocked Windows or Doors
Leaving a window or your backdoor open isn’t safe and can make it easier for burglars to break into your house.
However, if you forget to close your windows or lock your backdoor before leaving the day and ended up locked out of your home, it can save you from a stressful situation and help you find a way to get back in.
2. Unlock the Door Using a Plastic Card
If you do not have a spare key readily available and no alternative way to gain entry to your house, you still do not have to break your lock, as it can pick it open by using some tricks.
Though there are many things like paper pins, black bobby pane, a wire hanger, screwdriver that serve as DIY lock picking tools, if not used the right way, they can harm the internal components of the lock, which may leave you in need of expensive repairs or a total lock replacement.
Using a hard plastic card (credit card, debit card, or ID card) is the most recommended way to non-destructively regain entry to your house if your door utilizes a low-level spring bolt.
Here is how to do it;
- Wedge your card on the crack between the door and the frame.
- Jiggle and firmly press the handle simultaneously.
If it is easy to open the lock with a credit card, it will be just easy for the bulger to break into your home using the same trick. Therefore, it is sensible to consider upgrading your existing lock to a high-security lock.
3. Contact Us
While it makes sense to call someone who has a spare copy of your house key for help or try unlocking DIY tools that do not damage the mechanics of the lock, it is advisable to seek the help of a locksmith when a forceful entry is the last resort.
Picking a lock open, however, requires a great deal of knowledge and expertise, and specialized tools. It is therefore important to hire an experienced professional who can open the door without harming the lock or the door.
We at ASAP Locksmith specialize in unlocking all types of door locks through non-destructive methods.
We utilize the right lock picking tools and industry-proven techniques to open a lock without compromising integrity and functionality.
We Are Available 24/7 for Emergency Lockouts
We know that you may come across a home lockout at the most inaperturate times. That’s why our emergency technicians are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even on holidays to help when you need it most.
It doesn’t matter if it is 3 am or 3 pm; when you reach out to us, one of our technicians will drive out to your home right away to provide you the most suitable solution to your specific situation and help you get you back into your home in the quickest way possible.
Call us at (323) 306-3291 to let us know how we can help.