When a locksmith’s phone rings, more often than not it is a call from someone that has lost their keys and needs to gain entry into their home or business. It is quite likely that at some point in our lives we will all experience some sort of lock out and the first thing we will do is panic! To help you out and save you from some stress I & S Locksmiths have put together this helpful step by step guide of what to do if you find yourself locked out of your property.
Stay Calm – staying calm is probably the hardest thing to do when you realise your keys are gone and your locked out of your property, but it is important to try. When you are panicking you are less likely to think rationally and make informed decisions. So, if you are locked out the first thing to do is take a few deep breaths and relax to try and focus your mind. Once your calm you can better focus and make the right decisions to best deal with the situation you are in.
Backtrack – Now your calm and focused it will be easier to think back on your day and try and remember the last rime you seen your keys. Check your car, bag, pockets and even ask people you have spent time with that day to check theirs in case they have picked them up by mistake. You can even call or revisit places you have been to see if they have been handed in. If you do all this and there is still no sign of your keys, then its time to take the next step.
Call I & S Locksmiths – If you have no luck finding your keys then its time to call a locksmith to come and help you gain entry into your property. It is important to do a bit of research when choosing a locksmith to ensure they are train and equip to carry out the task at hand. You can check out their reviews and testimonials on the internet or ask friends and family if they have any recommendations.
Back Up Plan – Once you are back in your property and have a new set of keys it is work making a couple of spares and giving them to trustworthy family members or friends so if you find yourself in the same situation you have someone there to come to your rescue, saving you time, stress and money.