What if you’ve been locked out of your house because you forgot your keys or your lock has failed? In an emergency situation like this, your first instinct should be to seek the assistance of a professional locksmith who can easily unlock your door and even help you replace damaged locks to beef up the security of your home.
To make the process more efficient, be prepared to answer questions the locksmith may ask, most of which will be concerning your existing door lock. Giving the right answers to these questions can help your locksmith unlock your door as quickly as possible.
Information about the Lock
Locksmiths will need to know what they’re dealing with if you’re locked out. Will they be unlocking an entry lock, deadbolt, or a security gate? More importantly, they will want to know the specific type or brand of lock, as this can help them determine how to proceed. For instance, one type of lock uses standard pins and can be picked open easily, while some do not use the same pins and will therefore require other bypass methods.
Other Entry Points
Your locksmith will also want to know if there is an alternative entry point, as this could be the easiest way to get you inside the house. For instance, if there is an accessible door with locks keyed the same way as the one you’re trying to bypass, the locksmith may simply disassemble the lock on the accessible door to make a working key.
What if you’ve been locked out of your house even if you have the key? It can be due to a damaged lock. Depending on the situation, a locksmith can either repair or replace these locks and help you regain not only entry to your home, but also of equal importance, the security of your home.
If you need assistance when you’ve been locked out of your house, give Eastway Lock & Key a call at 704-347-1088, or complete our Contact Form and we’ll get back to you right away. Program our phone number into your cell phone so you’ll have it handy when the need arises. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and Twitter!