Who among you has not experienced the misfortune of finding yourself locked away outside your home after having lost or forgotten your keys? Or after accidentally slamming the door? But how to get out of this situation?
Help, you can no longer access your accommodation!
Even if you take all the precautions in the world, it can happen that you misplace your keychain, or that you lock behind you, forgetting your keys inside. It is then the panic that wins. In the rush and panic, it sometimes happens that one breaks without thinking a door or a window to enter at any cost in his house. Actions that will not be without consequences since there will undoubtedly be damage. And that is not to mention the noise generated which may disturb and worry the neighbors, especially if it is at night. You even risk seeing the police disembark.
And if you are in front of an armored door, you won’t be able to do anything, otherwise call a professional. Indeed, for people who do not know anything about locksmithing, even if they are good handymen, nothing beats the intervention of a locksmith. It is true, of course, the troubleshooting of this craftsman has a cost.
However, the expenses will be less compared to any major repairs that you will have to make later. What’s more, in an emergency, professional locksmiths can be at your home in just 20 minutes or half an hour. Anyway, to avoid unpleasant surprises, always ask for a quote before signing with a particular provider. In addition, do not forget to learn well about the skill, experience and know-how of the locksmith.
You want to open the door yourself
If you are not happy to use the services of a professional locksmith, you can also take care of the door yourself. But be careful, it will be at your own risk. The way used will thus be chosen according to the type of lock.
For ordinary models, as well as padlocks, a hairpin and a hook will do just fine. Here you have to be particularly nimble with your hands because from inside the lock you have to stabilize the hook with your thumb, simultaneously turning the pin to release the lock. If possible, enlist the help of someone you know who is expert in picking locks! Otherwise, like in the movies, credit cards can also be good troubleshooting tools, as long as you have a lock in front of you where the handle and the latch are one.
For entrance doors fitted with a 5-pin barrel, the use of a drill may be essential. The goal is to remove the springs that hold the locks. Caution is required, however, because this operation is only reserved for experienced DIY enthusiasts. Finally, if you want to use great means, using a hammer, you can strike the handle with all your strength, until it gives way. The latch will fall apart and you will have no choice but to replace your entire lock device.