What to do when you're locked out of your home or office

4th April 2017

We've all had that moment when we've shut the door behind us and realised we've left the keys inside - or perhaps even lost our keys and realised we can't get back in.

These things happen, so the trick is knowing how to deal with the situation promptly and effectively. Here are our top tips that will help you get back in your home or office in as little time possible, and without causing any lasting damage.

Double check

It's easy to become caught up in the panic of the moment, which is why we'd always recommend that you make sure you definitely are locked out of your home or office before deciding what to do next.

We might not charge a call-out fee, but it's always a good idea to make sure you need our services before calling our emergency locksmith.

Don't tamper with the door or lock

Next, your attention is likely to turn to how you're going to get back inside. While there are all sorts of tips and tricks online for opening locked doors, we'd strongly advise against trying any of them without the necessary tools and experience.

There's a strong chance you'll cause more harm than good to the door and its lock, which could ultimately mean you will need a lock replacement. Save yourself the expense and let the professionals do the work for you - it will save you money in the long run.

Call a local emergency locksmith

An emergency locksmith will be able to deal with the situation quickly and professionally, while causing little to no damage to your lock or door. In most cases, we can be with you in under an hour, keeping the amount of disruption to your day down to an absolute minimum.

We will be able to gain you entry to your home or office in a way that's safe and effective. If you have lost your key, we will be able to carry out a lock replacement so you have total peace of mind.

SF Locksmiths of Doncaster are here to help

We are experienced locksmiths in South Yorkshire and offer a 27/7 emergency call-out service if you ever find yourself locked out of your home or office.

Give us a call on 01302 378067 or 07990 573857 and we’ll come out as soon as possible. We can also offer free, no obligation quotes for lock replacements.



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