Locked out of the house?

Red Rocks Locksmith shares useful tips on how to get back in

Getting locked out of the house is not the best feeling and it is always happening not at the right time. We want to give you some bits of advice about what you can do to get back into your house faster and without stress.

First, don’t get into a panic! Just take a breath, read this article properly, follow our tips and you will get into your house without any problems.

1. Call your housemates, landlord, family or friends

The easiest situation would be if you live with someone or rent a house or spare keys to a trusted friend or family member, so you can just call your housemates, landlord or friend and ask them to let you in. 

2. Try other doors or windows

If you live alone and no-one has another pair of keys check the backdoor or windows you might have left open. An unlocked door or window is the perfect entry point. But for the next time remember that you should never leave windows or backdoors unlocked to protect your house and yourself. 

3. Ask the neighbors for help

Still locked out of the house? Ask if your neighbor has a ladder you can also try to use it to get in through the second-story windows. Just remove the screen, pull the window, and get through. Make sure you have a secure ladder and a partner that keeps it secure while you climb.

4. Open the door with your credit card

This option is trickier as it requires some skill, but it works sometimes. First, choose a credit card or plastic card that you don’t mind damaging.

Find the point where the latch is located, insert your card in the doorway, Start pushing the card, and pushing your weight against the door lightly (this option doesn’t require a lot of force).

If you open the door successfully call the locksmith because now you know that your lock isn’t secure and everyone can get into your house.

5. Call the locksmith

Assuming none of the above ways of getting back in was available for you, or if you just want a professional to get you back in, the fastest way is to call a Locksmith. Locksmiths will be able to open the door for you in a short time and without destroying your lock. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get back into your home!

Hopefully, you got back into your home successfully! And at last, we want to give you a few more recommendations so you never find yourself on the wrong side of a locked door.

  • Give a spare key or two to your close friend or neighbor.
  • Before you leave the house, make a habit to double-check a few times you have all you need with you. Make sure that your door key is always top of that list.
  • Hide a spare key in your car, office, or even in your garden using a hide-a-key.
  • Also, consider installing an electronic lock or keypad, so you will never be locked out of the house ever again.

Getting locked out of your house can happen to anyone, and is never a pleasant experience. Just remember that even if you find yourself locked out, you have many options of getting back in. Just relax, accept the situation and follow our tips to get back in no time.

David is the Owner of RedRocks Locksmith, and his passion is to provide quality and honest service helping keep the company’s customers in Colorado safe and secure while offering the latest and most advanced solutions that can be found on the market.