It has happened to many of us. In fact, it is likely that one out of every two people is going to have a situation where they either lose their house keys or the lock is somehow jammed and the key will not work. This can be a frustrating situation and a scary one at that. After all, if you are concerned that you may have lost your keys, there is also a concern that someone else may have them, giving them access to your home. So, what do you do if you cannot find your house keys.
Do not panic if you lose your housekeys!
For many people, the first thing that they do is begin to panic or become outraged. They are stomping around the parking lot, store, or living room screaming at the top of their lungs about their keys being missing. It is understandable but is not where you want to begin.
Take a deep breath. If you are out at a store or other type of business. First, go inside the establishment and see if someone turned in your keys. Most businesses have a lost and found and someone may have turned the men. If not, at least they will know who to contact should the keys be found.
If you are at home, begin to retrace your steps. Look in all places where you have been in your home, yard, car, or any other location around your property where you have been since you last used your keys. If you know that you entered the house using your key, then you know they are there somewhere.
Call your local locksmith
If you have looked everywhere and simply cannot find them, then your next step is to call a locksmith within your service area. You need someone you can trust, who is available to you at the time you need. This could mean you need a locksmith at 1 o’clock in the morning, so you want to find a trusted option available 24 hours a day.
A locksmith can help you to gain access into your home but, if you are sure that your keys are lost, you may need to make some dramatic changes. Not only will you have to change the locks on your home but, if you have keys to other locations on your chain, you may also need to replace those locks. Whatever you have a key for that was with your house key, this has now become a potential security issue for you.
Plan for the Future
Two important notes for you before you leave. The first is that you should have a key to your house somewhere that is accessible to you in case of an emergency. This could be a key you hide somewhere in your yard or that you have left with a trusted neighbour or friend. This helps you to get in should you need it in an emergency.
In addition, you should have the number of a locksmith you can trust long before an emergency arises. The last thing you need is to be frantically calling around trying to find someone who can provide locksmith services for you. Be proactive. Find someone now so that should an emergency arise, you are already prepared.