Getting locked out of your home is probably one of the most frustrating ordeals you can ever experience. It can completely disrupt your schedule and in general is an uncomfortable position to be in! While it is inconvenient, it is something that happens even to the best of us every once in a while. For this reason, it’s important that you remain calm and devise a plan to get yourself out of the situation. Below are some few tips to help you regain access to your home if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation.

Check other entry points

In most cases, you will discover you have been locked out when trying to open the front door. However, most houses have more than one entry point. Before you panic, make sure you check all the other entry points including garage doors and windows and if you are lucky, you might discover that you accidentally forgot to lock one of them. If that is the case, you can easily slip into your house and worry about replacing the front door lock later. Remember that forcing your way in can be counterproductive so try to as much as possible to avoid this.

Call someone with a spare key

The second option is to call a family member or a friend who lives close by in the North Shore and has a spare key to your home or apartment. If you have not given any of them your spare key, chances are that you have assigned a key to your cleaning service. If nobody has a spare key to your home, it’s time to move on to the third option.

Call a Locksmith

The foolproof way to help you gain access to your home after you have been locked out is to call a locksmith. And the good news is, North Shore is home to many reputable locksmiths offering prompt and reliable 24-hour services at your discretion.

However, you need to be prepared in advance in order for this method to be more effective. This means you should have the contact info of your preferred North Shore locksmith readily available (and if you don’t Britlock are just a phone call away!). If not, you can still do a quick but thorough online search to get a bit of insight regarding the type of service providers available in your area. You should base your choice on someone who is prompt, on time and professional. It is not easy to find someone who can promptly respond to your emergency request, so it is important to do your research. In most cases, you will just have to wait a few minutes before the cavalry arrives.

So, if you have found yourself locked out of your North Shore home, don’t stress out! Give Britlock a call, and take a few minutes to read the handy guides we have put together on the area such as our Things to do in North Shore or Where to live in the North Shore articles.