I Locked Myself Out Of The House! What Can I Do?

Getting locked out of your own home can be very frustrating! Especially during the colder months or odd hours of the night. Knowing how to deal with such a situation is important to ensure your safety and easy access to your home if you ever get locked out.

Calling a locksmith is a brilliant idea and a better route than attempting to fix/open the lock yourself. The do-it-yourself route can be time consuming, cause damage and not even work at all and waste time. You can call us at (647) 699-0953 any time you need locksmith services for your home, office, or car. We will respond immediately and offer you the best solution.

  • Spare key

Do your friends or family have a spare key to your home? Before you decide you want to pick your lock and maybe tamper it in the process, it is important to remember this. Give the person who has your key a call and wait until they can open the door for you if this is possible.

  • Check your windows and garage.

Imagine if you called a locksmith to unlock the door for you and you end up spending a lot of your money, only to realize that one of your windows was open? This can be very devastating. Before you make that call, check if any window is open and crawl through into your home. This also applies to your garage door.

  • Ask help from your neighbors

Are your neighbors at home? Do they have tools that you can use to pick your lock? Or can they offer help to pick the lock for you in case you are not able to? Your neighbors can offer you a solution or advice on how to access your home.

  • Do you have a library card or credit card with you?

If you have a library card or your credit card, you can use them to pick your lock. This method however applies to specific doors and on newer modern doors this might not be effective. A point to note is hat a laminated card works best with a spring-latch lock. Ensure that you do not use your most important card.

To open your door, you have to slide the card between the door and the frame while still holding on the door know. Press on the door using the knob to create space between the door and the frame where you can slide the card. Ensure that the card is parallel with the door and the doorknob. The latch should be parallel to the knob, tilt your card and adjust it until you feel the resistance between the latch and the door frame, this will help allow the card to get deeper. From here, you have to bend the card in the opposite direction which will allow the card to slip underneath the latch. Keep pushing the door or pulling it as you do this until you succeed. It is important to note that if this method works, then you might need a locksmith to change your locks eventually as that means that your house is not secure as it should be and anyone can pick the lock and access your home.

  • Call your landlord

Your landlord is most likely to have a set of keys to your home if you are renting. Give them a call and let them know that you need their help.

  • Talk to your building manager

In case you get locked out of an apartment building, this means you might not even be able to access an open window. Apartments are required to have master keys to every unit and your building manager may be your solution to accessing your home. Call them and request them to open the door for you.

  • Call a locksmith

If you have exhausted all of the above options and have been unsuccessful, it is time to talk to a professional locksmith. A professional locksmith will provide prompt services and ensure you can access your home without the fear of damaging your door. At TBC Locksmith, we provide quality services to our clients. These include lock installations, repairs, master key lock systems among other services. We are open 24 hours a day.

Are you locked out of your house and frustrated? Give us a call and let us help you now.

If you would like to avoid being locked out of your home, here are things you can consider doing. 

Get electronic door locks and go keyless. A majority of electronic door locks are can be accessed remotely using a smartphone app. This will ensure that you are never locked out of your won home.

Do you have a spare key? Give this to a friend or family member that you can trust. This will help solve the problem and especially if they live close to you or you can easily access them.

Hide an extra key in a place that only you know about. You can place this in outdoor key holders such as under a rock or even in a planter. Make sure this is a place that you can easily remember and easily access the spare key.

Advantages of calling a locksmith

  • Locksmiths are professionals, they are knowledgeable on how to unlock doors. This will helps save you the headache of trying to do it yourself,
  • It helps ensure that you do not cause damage to your door.
  • Calling a locksmith will help you save on time

Are you stranded and looking for professionals to help unlock your door? At TBC locksmith, we got you covered. Give us a call today!

About Us

TBC Locksmith is a professional, dependable, and affordable provider of residential, commercial, emergency, and automotive locksmith services in Toronto and the GTA. We serve clients in and around cities within 60 kilometers from Toronto, including Brampton, Mississauga, North York, Markham and Vaughan. We also service cities further on the outskirts of Toronto: Pickering, Oshawa, Ajax, Barrie, Newmarket, and Whitby. Our team of highly skilled locksmiths offers top-notch door repairs, installation of new locks, making new keys, and rekeying locks. We provide solutions for home, apartments/condos, offices, storefronts and car lockouts.

Having the right security solution for your property is critical. You need an experienced locksmith that you can rely on both for regular services, and whenever emergencies occur. We are open 24/7 and have a 15-30 minute response time so do not hesitate to give us a call. At TBC Locksmith, we have a large inventory of superior quality locksmith products to ensure that we respond to your needs promptly. We believe in delivering our promise and doing the job right the first time.

Here are some more reasons why TBC Locksmith is a great choice.

    • We are a family-owned business
    • We provide 24-hour availability, 7 days a week
    • Our technicians are fully licensed, certified, insured, and bonded
    • Our response time is 15-30 minutes
    • We offer honest, competitive pricing
    • We offer a 90-day guarantee

You can call us at (647) 699-0953 any time you need locksmith services for your home, office, or car. We will respond immediately and offer you the best solution.

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