November 3, 2014 | Becki Hooper | Blog

Locked out of your house?


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We all know that being locked out of your home can be an extremely stressful time especially in the colder months. Don’t worry, you are not alone, whether you are locked out during the day or even the middle of the night an emergency locksmith can help.

What to do when you’re locked out of your house

Do’s and Don’ts

Locked out of your house?Don’t try to break in to your own home as you may cause damage to your property and yourself by doing so.

Don’t call your local emergency services such as the police or fire brigade, they will charge you and may damage your door as they are not trained locksmiths by trade. These types of emergency call outs to these services are said to cost taxpayers more than 5 million pounds a year.

Don’t force the wooden or uPVC door. This could cause further damage to the door and incur costly repairs.

Do call your local emergency locksmith straight away on 0800 035 0451.

The emergency locksmith will ask you the following questions…

  • Where are your house keys? – Are they inside your property, stolen or lost? If your keys have been lost or stolen you will need to make your local Police Station aware and give the incident number to the locksmith.
  • What type of lock do you have on your door? – Is your door uPVC or wooden? Is the lock shoulder height or waist height?
  • Is your lock faulty? – If your lock is faulty the local locksmith will ask you to give a brief a description of what is happening when you are trying to unlock your door.

The majority of emergency locksmiths will recommend an average emergency response time of approximately 30 minutes* to ensure that you are not locked out of your property for too long.

Now relax knowing that a skilled locksmith is on their way…

*where possible