What to Do When You Lose Your House Keys
Have you ever returned home after a long day at work and felt so excited when you pulled into the driveway because you knew your comfy sweats, socks and couch where only a few moments away.
Nothing beats unwinding after a day of work stress. You hop out of your car, quickly grab your belongings and head to the front door.
Then it happens.
You realize your keys aren’t in your pocket or that the house key is no longer attached to your keychain.
No one else lives there and it’s already too late at night to phone your friend for help. Before you get into a panic or cry at the inability to just get inside and relax, here are a few tips for what to do when you lose your house keys.
Check for Alternative Entry
The first thing you should do is think about another way to enter your home. And we don’t mean breaking a window or risking injury. But perhaps there is an unlocked or open window, or the garage access door that isn’t locked. If you mistakenly left it open, today might be your lucky day.
Locate a Spare
If everything is locked (as it should be) your next move should be to keep calm and think about the location of any spare keys. Do you have one under a decorative rock outside? Did you make a spare and give it to a friend? Keep it in your wallet? These are typically good tips to plan for an event like this, but if you haven’t, have no fear, there is another option.
Call a Locksmith
A professional locksmith with emergency services works around the clock and will arrive at your residence quickly to assist with getting you back inside your home. Once there you can discuss options to change the locks (if the key is now lost) or rekeying the cylinder so that a new set of keys can be used.
Kitchener Locksmiths provides a wide range of residential locksmith solutions. Everything from lock repair, lock installation, and rekeying of lock cylinders. Serving local communities throughout western, southern, and central Connecticut. Our rapid and reliable service ensures your home is as secure as it can be.