Finding yourself locked out of your home is a situation that no one wants to be in, but one that many people will inevitably find themselves in nonetheless. A lot of things can go wrong–you could forget your keys at a friend’s house, leave them at work, lock them inside your house, or even lose them right out of your pocket. It’s the kind of thing that gives you an unpleasant sinking feeling in your stomach.

After the initial irritation at the situation wears off, it’s time to take action. Remind yourself that in the grand scheme of things, this is a minor inconvenience. Is it a bummer? Absolutely it is! But it’s also something that’s happened to millions of other people who made it through the disappointment and got back into their homes unscathed. That’s why in today’s blog, we’ll provide you with a few tips.

3 Steps to Take When You’re Locked Out of the House

First things first–remain calm. Although it can be tempting to give into panic or anger or even fear, simply remind yourself that it will all work out. There are a number of things that can be done to get back into your home and in today’s blog we will take a look at three things you should try.

Grab Your Spare

Perhaps you own a car that allows you to punch in a code and unlock your doors and you keep a spare key in your glovebox. Maybe you own a magnetic key holder that clips to the bottom of your vehicle. You might even keep a spare outside of your home in a strategically placed fake rock. No matter where you happen to keep your spare, simply retrieving it from its location and unlocking the door will do the trick.

Don’t have a spare key? It’s time to have one made. Of course that won’t help you right at this moment, but having a spare key that you can rely on is never a bad idea. Although you don’t want dozens of copies of your house key floating around in the world, having a couple of extras and keeping them in locations that make sense for you is never a bad idea. Just be sure that you’re the only one who knows where they are.

Phone a Friend

Speaking of spare keys, we strongly advocate for leaving a copy of your key with a friend or family member for safekeeping. Because you never know when you’re going to be locked out of your home, having someone you trust keep a spare key could be exactly the lifesaver you’re looking for to make it through your situation.

But what happens if your friend isn’t at home? What happens if the family member you left your key with is out of town? This isn’t the perfect solution to your problem, but then again, what is? Although leaving a spare key with a friend or family member can help in a number of different situations, what happens when it doesn’t work? On to option number three.

Call a Locksmith

If a spare key is nowhere to be found, it’s time to call in a locksmith. Fortunately for you, we’re one of the best locksmiths in Delaware and we’ll make it a point to get to you quickly so you can get back into your home. We understand how stressful a situation like being locked out can be and that’s why we will make your problem our top priority. You deserve to have a friend who won’t let you down–unlike your buddy who wasn’t home when you needed that spare key.

Our team of experts is located in Felton and we take our jobs seriously. With around the clock service available to our customers 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, you can rest assured that we will always be there for you when you need help. It’s as simple as that. We can even make you duplicate keys right from our service vehicles to ensure that you can get a spare made right on the spot. It really doesn’t get much better than that.

Locked Out? Give Us a Call!

From car key replacement to home safe maintenance, if it has a lock, we can help with it. You shouldn’t have to feel like you’re being left high and dry when an emergency happens. With a fast response time and a caring attitude, we’ll be sure to take great care of you, getting you back into your car, home, or business quickly so you can get back to your day.

No matter what the situation looks like, the team at Pro-Lock and Safe is here to help. Feel free to schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 302-469-6185. We’re here to unlock your problems 24/7.