Locked out of your home? Don’t worry, try this.
Did you accidentally lock yourself outside your home? Oh no, not again!
As professional locksmiths, we deal with multiple cases of home lockouts on a monthly basis. And this is just the percentage of people who seek locksmith services to deal with such situations. Not all go down that route, however. Home lockouts can be stressful situations which may turn ugly at any moment, particularly in case of emergencies.
What not to do in case of a lockout
Being locked outside your house can, in some cases, cloud your judgment and result in rash decision-making.
This is not just some distant possibility but a disheartening reality. We have seen many cases of damage to property as a result of home lockouts. Many break and enter through windows. Others choose to pick the lock with household objects. Some even go as far as to kick down the doors which may seem like a dramatic way to deal with the problem. But the reality is as far as it can be from our perception. Some of the cases we encountered resulted in damage to the locks or the doors. In fact, forget the damage to the property, what about the risk of physical harm or self-injury? Surely looking like Bruce Willis while kicking down a door isn’t worth all that.
How to avoid making the situation even worse
Before we move on to specific solutions for home lockouts, there are certain general precautionary measures that you might take to prevent such a situation from ever occurring. Are you already thinking of hiding a spare key under the rug? Well, that may work in certain situations, but there are significant risks involved. Thieves, for one, are well aware of this time honoured tradition. A rug is the first place they look for any assistance to break and enter.
Are you sure you want to enable them to succeed? If you want to hide a spare key, make sure it’s a place which is not easily accessible. You can also try to place a spare key with the neighbours. Making it a habit to check your pockets or purse for keys while leaving the home can also significantly reduce your chances of being locked out. All of these measures can prevent the occurrences of home lockouts.
What to do in case of a home lockout?
The simple answer to that concern is to contact a locksmith service. When in doubt, it is best to consult a professional. It seems simple enough. Still, many fail to perform this simple task. Why? They might think that hiring a professional locksmith service might take up a lot of precious time – something which they can avoid by simply breaking a window. Others may believe that breaking windows may cost less than a professional locksmith service. Some may be under the impression that the locksmith tools might end up damaging their locks.
Here’s how we can help
You can avoid all the aforementioned problems by contacting us at Key4Freedom. The reason is simple. At Key4Freedom, we accord the highest priority to the concerns of our clients. In our years of professional experience, we’ve made it our mission to build our practices around the needs of our esteemed clients. This is why we offer 24/7 emergency lockout services at affordable rates. We understand how crucial time is in case of emergencies. Our representatives will be at your service within 30 minutes if you’re located in or anywhere around Liverpool, Manchester, St. Helens, Warrington or Wigan. Our team of locksmiths are dedicated professionals and have the requisite tools and skills to ensure a damage-free access to your property.
So what are you waiting for?