Tips for Handling a Lockout
The last thing one would wish for is locking your door then realize that you are locked out. The lucky thing is that, there are effective ways you can use to avoid this tragedy. If you cannot locate your keys and do not have an extra one hidden somewhere, the tips below will help you access your house.
If you can see an open window, then you can use it to access in your house. However, that doesn’t mean that the window should be physically open. It doesn’t matter when it is locked, finding a window is enough. But it can be daunting for the windows on the first floor. The good thing is that you can break into the house because there are no issues with getting caught. A good idea would be going to your backyard or anyplace you can access your lawn chairs and then use them to lift yourself up. Since you can now reach your window, lift the screen upwards and ensure you do not remove it. Once the screen is slid up, now access the glass of the window. Try lifting up the glass and if you there is nothing to hold, then press against the glass part of the window with your fingertips to prevent accidentally breaking it. If you are lucky to find furniture below the window, you should land safely after climbing the window. In case you cannot find furniture to help you land safely, here is how you can make a soft landing. Instead of climbing through the window without really knowing whether you are safe, I would be a decent idea that you try stretching to reach the floor- it will be safer an easier if you would stretch and limber your limb as you climb through.
However, the advice above may not be any help if you are the type of people who keep their windows entirely locked. However, you can still access your house by trying an upstairs window. You will not access the window using the lawn chair, making the process harder but not impossible. Since you will require a ladder to help you reach the window, breaking into your garage or shed may be inevitable. After getting your ladder, you can employ the tips we have outlined earlier to open the upstairs window on your second floor.
The third tips would be picking your padlock. It is normal if you are unfamiliar to this; we will help you get past the padlocks on the sheds or the garage doors. To pick the lock, a tension wrench and a lock pick are a must-have. If you cannot find one, check your vehicle for a paper clip. Grip your padlock upright, to see the hole of the key and use pieces of the paper clip to unlock it and this locksmith.