Losing house keys is a stressful situation that no homeowner wants to face, but unfortunately, it happens. If you can’t find your keys, stay calm. Here are some things you can do to get back into your home.
Try to Find Another Way to Get Inside Your House
If you have a spare key hidden on your property, you can use it to open a door. If a neighbor, family member, or friend has a spare key, go to that person’s house, call, or send a text and retrieve the key.
If a spare key isn’t available, you may be able to get into your house through a back or side door or a window. Even if you think all entry points are locked, check anyway. You may be grateful to realize that a member of your family left a door or window unlocked.
Picking a lock is another option, but it can be difficult and time-consuming, and there’s a good chance that you’ll damage the lock if you don’t have the right tools or don’t know what you’re doing. Don’t break a window or try to pry open a door. You’ll cause costly damage that you’ll have to pay to fix, and a neighbor or passerby may mistake you for a burglar and call the police.
Contact a Locksmith
If you’re locked out of your home, get in touch with a local locksmith. A professional can open a lock and get you back into your house without causing damage to your property.
You may need additional services from a locksmith. If you lost your keys and have no idea where they might be, someone else can find them. If your work ID badge or any other identifying marker is on the keyring, the person who finds your keys can come to your house, unlock a door, burglarize your home, and harm you or other members of your family.
To be on the safe side, have the locks changed or rekeyed. A locksmith can install new locks or change the configuration of the pins inside your existing locks so that the old keys no longer work. If your home doesn’t currently have high-security locks, this may be a good time to think about upgrading them.
All United Locksmith serves customers across Connecticut. We have locksmiths stationed all over the state so we can respond to emergencies quickly. If you lose your keys, we can help you get back into your house. If you’re concerned about your family’s safety and security, we can change or rekey the locks to give you peace of mind. Contact us if you get locked out of your house or if you need help with a routine issue.