I Locked Myself Out Of My House! Here Are 4 Things I Did To Get Back In!
Throughout our lives, we think that we’re “present” enough to never get locked out of our homes, until… we actually do. That day makes you rethink the way you function and keeps you from (hopefully) ever getting locked out again. However, if it’s just happened to you, it can be extremely confusing trying to figure out what you’re supposed to do and how you can get back into your home. I was confused too, but there were a few different things I did to get back in my house and steps I took to make sure it never happens to me again… Here’s exactly how it went, and if you’re locked outside your house right now, you might want to follow along with this post!
- Try the alternate doors
When I got locked out of my house, I knew that the front door was locked and there was no way for me to open that up on my own. The very first thing I tried was to try to enter through the alternate doors. There was a slight chance that at least one of the alternate doors would be open and I could just go back in! If you’re locked out, try every alternate door you have, even if it means that you’ll have to climb into your backyard to get to it! In my case, the backdoor was locked too, but if it wasn’t, I would’ve been able to easily get back in through there! And you might be too!
- Check the windows
When I couldn’t enter through an actual door, I figured that it’s down to all alternate points of entry next. This is when I tried to see which of my windows were low enough for me to reach them and climb through. I found 3, but each of them was either locked or had a security grill on them that kept me from climbing in. Great job on my part security-wise, but not great in terms of me breaking back into my home. If you’re not 100% certain that you locked the windows, they might be your next best bet at getting back into your home without having to break in! This is why it’s a good idea to try each of them before taking the next step!
- Try locating your spare keys
At this point, I knew that I wasn’t just going to get back in by a stroke of luck of an alternate entry point being unlocked. So the next step was to figure out if I could get back in with a key! Now, yes, I didn’t have the main key, so I tried calling my brother for the spare key that I had given him. But, he wasn’t able to get back to his home, where the key was, to bring it back to me at that time. So even that way was a bust. If you’ve given a spare key to a relative, this might be a good time to look for it. However, it might be a better idea to also keep one in your car, or just give it to a trusted neighbor so you can easily access it on your own in times like this!
- Call a locksmith
When all else failed, I knew that I needed a professional’s help. This is when I called Chicago Locksmith and they were able to safely dismantle my front door lock and put it back together so I was able to get into my home without breaking the entire lock itself. Always call a professional locksmith instead of trying to break a lock yourself to ensure that you can get back into your home safely. Which is what finally ended up working for me and it might be what works for you too!