After a long and tiring day at work, you come back home to relax. However, as soon as you look into your pocket or wallet to find the house keys, a sudden realization hits you. You FORGOT the keys, and locked yourself out of the house.
As you are already exhausted, this realization can be really frustrating. However, instead of beating yourself up over this silly mistake, you need to figure out a solution to enter the house. Obviously, you don’t want to spend the whole night outdoors, right?
So, what are the options available to you?
Search For Spare Keys
First of all, you need to calm down. Once you are relaxed, look for a spare key. Many people keep spare keys in their car, under the doormat, or with their neighbors for emergency situations. In case you live in a rented house, you can also contact your landlord and ask them about spare keys.
Once you enter the house, return the keys to the landlord and search for your own. Nonetheless, don’t forget to thank your neighbors or landlord for their help.
Contact A Locksmith
In case you don’t find any spare keys, you should contact the professionals. You can search for a mobile locksmith online or ask your neighbors if they know any. They can help unlock the house and get you in. Moreover, if there is any other issue with your lock due to which you can’t get in, they can help you with it as well.
For instance, suppose your lock is very old, and the key got stuck. In such a situation, instead of breaking into your home, you can take help from experts. They can repair the lock or even install a new system that will also improve your house’s security. In simple terms, they will provide you with high quality and satisfactory service.
Look For An Open Window
While you wait for the locksmith, you can look around the house and search for any open window or door. Although leaving a window or door open is not at all a good habit. Rather it is an invitation to the intruders. But, once in a blue moon, this mistake can turn out to be beneficial for you.
If you do find any open window, try to get into your house (without hurting yourself) and open the door. Even so, it is safer to wait for the locksmith.
Remove The Doorknob
Last but not least, if you have no option left, you can try to remove the doorknob. Ask for a toolkit from your neighbor, or you might find one in your car. Use it to remove the doorknob. You can find tutorials on YouTube or any other platform on how to open a doorknob.
Although you probably won’t have to take this step, it is still better to have knowledge for “Just in case” scenarios.
Getting locked out of the house can happen to anybody. However, to avoid such situations, you must ensure that you have keys before leaving the house. Also, keep a spare key for emergencies. Nonetheless, keep a locksmith in your contact to safeguard yourself in the future. They can help you get back in.