An apartment lockout can make a day extremely difficult. When you are locked out of your apartment, it really puts a damper on your day and you may be limited on your options for getting back inside of your apartment without assistance. There are certain things you can do to prevent a lockout and the need to call a locksmith.
Tips to Preventing an Apartment Lockout
Many of us don’t think about preventing a lockout, but we can do so by simply making a backup set of keys. You can give a trusted friend or family member a backup set of keys. If there is a person in your apartment complex that you trust, you can exchange keys so they can unlock your door in case you ever need them to. Of course, this comes with the risk that they might lose your key or access your apartment when you’re not there. You might also forget to ask for your spare key back when they move. However, for many people, the risk of is not as bad as the alternative: being stuck outside of their apartment with no way inside.
We can cut a spare set of keys for you to help prevent a lockout at your apartment and we’d love for you to come in and meet us!
Another thing you can do to prevent a lockout is oiling your locks. Occasionally, locks need to be maintained by oiling. When they dry out, the mechanisms inside don’t turn properly. Oiling your locks can prevent a lockout. If you notice that your door lock is starting to stick, don’t put off getting it looked at. Have it checked properly so you don’t end up being stuck outside your apartment at an inconvenient time.
If you have to step outside of your apartment and don’t want to worry about the door shutting behind you and locking you out, you can have door restrictors attached. These can prevent lockouts by stopping a door from shutting behind you, which would prevent most incidences of apartment lockout.
You should also make sure your keys are in proper condition. When your keys get too worn, they will no longer unlock your lock. It’s better to take care of this problem before you are locked outside of your apartment, so take the time to inspect your keys. If you notice that they look worn, you might want to get to a locksmith to get a spare set made.
What to do in Case of an Apartment Lockout
If an unexpected apartment lockout does occur, professional locksmiths can help you gain access to your apartment. If there is no one else around with a key to your apartment, you might want to consider calling in a professional who can help.
Why Call Us
At Bob Locksmith, we have helped customers with a variety of emergency lockout situations, and we know the importance of gaining access to your apartment right away.
Call us at (203)416-6576 for help with your lockout. We have a 15 minute response time, so we can get you on the phone and have someone on their way to your residence right away.
We understand the importance of not creating damage to an apartment lock so our certified locksmiths take extra care to not damage your lock. Our certified locksmiths can usually pick a lock securely without creating damage to the lock.
Bob Locksmith locksmiths are trained to enter properties effortlessly and painlessly, ensuring that you are able to get back to your day with a minimal of interruption.