Steps to take when locked out of your house

locked out of house

It can happen so easily. You walk out of your house to get the newspaper or mail, and slam the door behind you. Or you’re in a rush, leave the house, kids in tow, scurry off and return home to realize you don’t have your house key. It can happen any number of ways, but sooner or later it just happens.

You’re locked out of your own home. Look, it happens to all of us sooner or later, so it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. You can do things to prevent this situation, like have a spare key and hide it - no, not under the doormat or a potted plant where anyone can find it. A professional thief knows those obvious places and given time, he’ll discover it. Use a place away from the door that only you and your housemates know. Even better, leave your spare key with a trusted neighbor.

Still, if you haven’t taken the spare-key precaution and are caught in this jam, there are a few other options. Some of them include breaking into your house. But most of those options involve doing damage to your property – the same type of damage a burglar would do. Then there’s the police. You could call them, and they might help, but they’d be naturally suspicious of someone breaking into their own home, and they’d want all sorts of ID, a property deed, and on and on. Of course, it would be your luck if, just as you were jimmying that window, a cop would cruise by and you’d have lots of explaining to do.

Let a pro handle it

So the best way to get back into your home is to let a trusted professional handle it. That means a good locksmith such as On Time Locksmiths. Why choosing us when searching for locksmith near me? Because we have the things you’re looking for in a locksmith:

  • We have the knowhow. Chances are, your lock will simply need to be picked, and we have the tools and expertise to do that. We won’t simply come with a drill, destroy the lock and make you buy a new one.
  • We’ll give you a fair price. Call us, tell us the type of lock you have, and we’ll give you an estimate, and stick to it.
  • We earn your trust. Our experts are certified, licensed and bonded. We’ll show up at your place with an ID, and ask you for yours.

All told, On Time Locksmiths Company is a trustworthy place to turn to when you run into that emergency situation. Write down our number, and put it in your pocket. At home or on the road, it will prove to be a handy companion.

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Jannie W.
W. 29th street

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Adrian Stanton
S Kenton Ave

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E Van Buren St

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