Most people will experience being locked out of their property at least once in their lives. It can be a very stressful and frustrating experience especially if you return home from a busy day to discover that you have lost your keys. Fortunately help is only ever a phone call away! Any good local locksmith will be able to help you gain entry to your home without damaging the existing locks and even change the locks and provide you with a new set of keys if necessary.
Below our team at Pontefract Locksmith Solutions have put together a helpful guide on what steps you should take if you ever find yourself in a lock out situation in order to help eliminate some of the stress for you.
Other Entry Points – Take a look around your property and see if there are any other entry points such as a back door or an open ground floor window if it is safe to use. If you do find another entry point, then you have got over the first hurdle and you can focus on retracing your steps and finding your keys from the comfort of your home. If you fear your keys have been stolen or lost forever then it might be worth calling out a locksmith to come and change the locks so that you can be sure that whoever may have found your keys won’t have easy access to your property as the key will no longer work. Also, if you don’t find another entry point then a locksmith will be able to come and let you into your property.
Spare Keys – Have a think and see if you can remember giving a family member or trusted friend a spare key to your property. If you have you can give them a call and see if they can come and let you in. Once again once in your property you can focus on retracing your steps and finding your keys. If your keys are nowhere to be seen or you fear, they have been lost you can call a locksmith to come and change the locks to ensure your property remains secure.
Carry ID – Most people always carry some form of ID on them at all times but if you don’t it might be a good idea to start. This is because if you do ever find yourself locked out of your property any reliable locksmith will want to see some form of ID to prove that the property, they are letting you into is in fact yours. If locksmiths never asked for ID, then anyone could just call a locksmith out to gain entry to your home and that’s a scary thought.
Find A Reputable Locksmith – It is worth doing a bit of research before you call out a locksmith as there are unfortunately, national locksmith companies out there that are renowned for overcharging and poor workmanship. Its always good to look at online review and even ask friends and family for a referral. By doing this you can be sure that the locksmith you have called out is reliable.
If your locked out of your property or having problems with your locks, then contact Pontefract Locksmith Solutions today – 01924 637498