What if I locked myself out of my apartment?

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By NICK JOHNSON

You are probably asking yourself what to do next in this situation. The first and most important thing – don’t panic. If you have no spare key, better don’t use DIY door unlock advice from youtube at least if you don’t want to invest in a whole new door.

The best idea is to call manchester locksmith.

How to gain access when you locked out yourself?

In case of emergency, locksmiths manchester is your best choice, as they can be fast in your place, ready to help you. Whether you need to gain access to your home, business premises, or car, we will be able to help.

opening doors by a locksmith

How to gain access when you locked out yourself?

In case of emergency, locksmiths manchester is your best choice, as they can be fast in your place, ready to help you. Whether you need to gain access to your home, business premises, or car, we will be able to help.

How does a locksmith unlock the door?.

If you lost your key or just locked out yourself, most locksmiths use a non-destructive way to open your door to enter the property.

Most doorknobs have the connection or mounting screws concealed that allows opening the doors with a simple locksmith toolkit. Emergency locksmiths manchester have all it’s needed to do it.

What if I am locked out of a house, and I have a broken lock?

Don’t worry. Experienced locksmith manchester has enough knowledge to deal even with a broken lock and allow you to enter your property.

You will need to replace your broken lock. Ask your locksmiths in Manchester for advice which kind of lock you should install, and he will do it for you.

I snapped the key in the lock, what to do?

The locksmith manchester will be able to remove the key from the lock, and then he will unlock the doors to let you in. You not necessarily need to change the lock if you don’t want. The manchester locksmiths can cut a fitting key for your lock.

manchester locksmith while cutting a key

Which kind of locks can be unlocked by locksmiths?

Almost every kind of lock is possible to open by an experienced locksmith (like locksmith manchester), including the following:

  • night latches
  • mortice locks – three lever and five levers
  • euro cylinder locks contain anti-snap locks
  • and others.

I locked myself out of a house, what I shouldn’t do?

  1. Don’t break in through the windows.
  2. This idea may appear as first thought in your head, so why you shouldn’t do it? Well, the cost of a new window may be pretty expensive, that’s for sure. Moreover, your windows may be too secure to force open it from the outside, and it can finish badly with an injury, for example.
  3. Don’t try to open the doors if you don’t know what you are doing.
  4. A professional locksmith manchester can open your doors in a non-destructive way. It means that in most cases, you will not even need to change a lock in your entries. While if you will without proper knowledge, do it on your own, you will probably damage not only the bolt but also your doors.
  5. Don’t choose a lock on your own.
  6. It may look effortless, but in fact, it’s more complicated than you may think if you will choose the wrong type of a lock that doesn’t fit your doors you risking that you will lock out yourself once again. What’s more, it may cause that your latch will be too worn and easy to open by a burglar.

How to prevent being locked out of the house in the future?

  • If you have a trusted neighbor or a friend, give him/her a spare key to have easy access if you will forget your keys. In return, you can take their key.
  • If you don’t have any close neighbor, you may consider buying a stashing a “hide-a-key.” Most of them have a realistic design that allows blending in with natural surroundings. It can look like a rock or a log. But be aware that thieves know of this time-honored hiding spots method. Choose a place for it wisely and in a safe place.
  • You can install some door restrictors to prevent the door from shutting behind you.
  • Check oil locks from time to time. It will help to prevent any unfortunate situations that can happen with the door locks. 
  • If you will notice that the key starts to stick in a lock and the key won’t turn in the cylinder properly check it out don’t let it get worse.
  • Find reliable local locksmith (like locksmiths manchester) if you