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Locked out after inspection

Try not to get locked out by your real estate inspector or tradesman. it happens more then you think!

So you just get home from work at 5:30 and find you cant get your key to work in the door. Scratching your head you see that the deadlock is locked. But you never lock the deadlock. Then you remember that you had a real estate inspection that day. Then the penny drops. The real estate agent must have locked the deadlock on the way our of your home. You don’t use the deadlock so of course you never put the deadlock key on your key-ring. You call the real estate for help, as they are the ones who locked you out. No answer. What to do. Its then you decide its easiest to call your local locksmith.

OK, its not just real estate agents that can lock you out. Often tradesmen, friends and family can be the cause. This is a very real scenario that as a locksmith I see all the time. Nobody likes having extra keys on their key-ring, so taking off keys that we do not use makes good sense. Well it makes good sense at the time.

Obviously trying to plan not to get locked out of your home is the best remedy. Keeping keys for all locks with you will ensure you do not get locked out. Having locks keyed alike by your locksmith is a great way to ensure you always have a key to unlock every lock. One key to unlock all your doors is very simple. If you know you are having people in your home, make sure you have all the keys with you to get back inside.

When the worst happens and you can not open the door, call a locksmith to get the door open again. A locksmith can pick the lock which you dont have a key to. This causes no damage to the door or lock and is an easy way to get back inside again. If you get a receipt from the locksmith, often you can claim back your costs too.

A locked door lock or screen door by a real estate agent or tradesman is very common and very inconvenient. If you do find yourself locked out, call our 24 hour locksmiths any time to get your door unlocked. We are members of the Master Locksmith Association and very skilled at opening locked doors.

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