Four Things to Do When You Get Locked Out of Your House
Nothing throws you into a panic quite like getting locked out of your own house. Whether your key is inside your house or you’ve misplaced it, not being able to get into your property can be stressful. Below, we take a look at what you should do if you find yourself locked out of your home.
Ask for help
The first thing you should do is reach out for help. If you live with roommates, friends or a partner, call them up and ask if they can come home and let you in. If this isn’t possible, try calling up your landlord or estate agent and ask them to let you in. It’s always a good idea to give a spare key to a trusted friend or family member to ensure that you always have a way into your home.
Double check windows and doors on ground floor
You should never leave doors and windows unlocked as this could jeopardise the safety of your property. However, if you’re locked out, it’s always a good idea to double check that there are no windows or doors open that you could use to access your home.
Call a locksmith
If your landlord can’t get to you and your friends or partner can’t help you gain access to your property, it’s time to call up a locksmith. A reliable emergency locksmith will be able to get to you in no time at all and get you safely into your property – whether they have to remove the lock or break into the door instead.
Install a smart lock
Once you’re safely in your home, it’s a good idea to have a smart lock installed to prevent this issue from happening again. A smart lock is connected to a smart device (such as your phone or tablet) and you can easily gain access to your property using this device. Alternatively, consider installing a keyless lock that uses a keypad instead.
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