Getting locked out of your house is something that just about everyone will experience at least once in their lives. Of course, this unfortunate occurrence is not something you want to have happen on a regular basis, but, when it does happen, here’s how to handle it.
When you are locked out of your house, the most important thing you can do is to stay calm. While it may be tempting to get stressed out, this really will not help the situation and will only make you feel worse. Take a few deep breaths to help you stay calm and rational so that you can deal with the situation effectively.
Don’t Try to Break In
Even if you are in an incredible hurry to get back in, don’t try to break into your house. This could be potentially dangerous and could result in you injuring yourself. For example, if you break a window to get in, you could cut yourself on the broken glass. Not to mention that your neighbours might call the police and you’ll have to deal with the cost of fixing the broken window. Similarly, trying to climb in through an open window could also result in you falling and hurting yourself. Instead of trying to break in, it is best to just wait for the professionals.
Call a Locksmith
A mobile locksmith will be able to get you back into your house quickly and safely, so this should be your first call. If your phone is inside your home, ask a neighbour if you can use theirs. We’ve all been there at some point, so most people will have no problem helping you out in your time of need.
Go Somewhere Safe
Depending on where you live, it may or may not be safe to stay waiting at your doorstep. Also, depending on the time of year, the weather may not allow it either. Ask a neighbour if you can wait for the locksmith inside their home. You can also head to a nearby business to wait in safety. Just make sure that you choose somewhere that is close to your home so that you can get back quickly when the locksmith arrives. You don’t want to leave them waiting at your home for you for very long, so get back as quickly as you can.
Stash a Key
To prevent this from happening to you again in the future, you may wish to hide a key somewhere outside of your home. However, it is important to be aware that those who might want to try to break into your house will likely check for a hidden key to give them easy access. Be sure to hide it well. You can buy items like key safes which you can attach to the side of your house and require a pin code or combination code to open.
This can keep your key safe from would-be thieves, while still allowing you to get back into your house when you need to. Whatever you do, don’t hide the key under the doormat or under the only potted plant by the door – thieves will check these places.
Here at Lock, Stock & Farrell, we are proud to assist the citizens of Perth with all their locksmith needs. We offer emergency services so we can come out to help you whenever you need it. We are experienced in working in both residential and commercial settings and can help you get back into your home or office right away. Our technicians are always professional, courteous and will treat you with the utmost in respect. Save our number (63508500) in your phone so that you are never without assistance when you need it most. We’re always happy to help.
And for more tips and tricks on not getting locked out of your house, check out this article we wrote on service.com.au