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Locked Out? What can you do?

The worst feeling in the world is being locked out. What are you supposed to do now?


Getting locked out of your home generally happens when you have left your keys inside and the doors that you have the automatic bolts that lock when you shut the door. Misplacing or losing your keys can result in you being locked out also. There is so much stress involved when being locked out, however our friendly guide will hopefully relax you when you this situation occurs.


Start with your list of contacts


When being locked out of your house, its very stressful. Start by contacting your friends or family for some reassurance. Trying these may help you:

· Do you have any family members that could have a key?

· Have you given a spare key to the next-door neighbour or friend that lives close by? If you have a good trusted neighbour, then it maybe worth investing in a spare key for your neighbour just in case you do get locked out.

It is definitely worth to be prepared and taking a few preventive steps can be useful to avoid a home lockout.


Have you got a ladder?


When in a locked-out situation, you generally don’t think about the obvious. We would never recommend that you leave a window or door open, however if you have got a window open then that could be the entry back into your house. Walk around your property to see if there is any way to get in.

Having a ladder in the garden is useful for reaching a second storey window should it be open. Be very cautious when completing any tasks. You don’t want to break anything on your property to get inside. You will end up paying more money for the repair rather than getting yourself into your property safely.

Be careful when climbing through windows so that you are not putting yourself at risk of injury.


What if all fails?


Well, if all else fails unfortunately you will have to call for a local locksmith. At Mattlocks, we offer a 24-hour locksmith service, with NO call out fee. We aim to be with you within 30 minutes of your initial call, and if we can not then we will be phoning you regularly to update you of the situation.


An expert from Mattlocks will use special equipment and techniques to get you back in your house without causing any unnecessary damage to your property.


Contact Mattlocks on 01255 763434 if you are locked out now and need help!

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