It’s a Friday evening, you’re rushing out of the house so you aren’t late to the movie date you have scheduled. Without putting too much thought into it, you decide it would be faster to just turn the inside of the doorknob to lock it, and shut the door behind you. Hours later, you arrive back at your house after a good night; the realization sets in that you didn’t grab your keys, they’re still on the counter right where you left them. What do you do?

This is one of the most common ways we see our customers locking themselves out of their houses. If you don’t have a spare key hidden out back, or had given one to your neighbors, you’re in trouble. Your next step should be calling the Locksmith professionals at Locksmith Guru. Our response time is less than 30 minutes, and our technicians arrive fully prepared to beat the toughest situations. But to speed the process up, we have 3 tips for you to ensure the process is completes as smoothly as possible.

1. How many locks are locked, and how many doors for entry are there?

Our technicians have to access the situation once they arrive to your location. Rather than having them spend additional time asking these questions, be prepared to tell the technician once he arrives. This ensures that the locksmith technicians near you knows exactly what he needs to do to get you back inside as quickly as possible.

2. Have your driver’s license in-hand, or another proof of residency.

Our locksmith technicians can’t let just anyone into your home, they need to be fully sure that you reside in that property before letting you inside. Once they arrive they will ask to see your driver’s license, in the event that you just moved to that house and have yet to switch it over; have a utility bill, etc. ready to show our locksmith. This will also ensure you get into your house safe, and fast.

3. Have you explored every option to get back inside?

One of the most common mistakes consumers make, is calling a Locksmith before actually checking to see if they can get back into their homes through other means. Whether that’s an unlocked window, a dog door that is open, or a side door unlocked. To ensure you get in fastest, check these other options as soon as you lock yourself out. In the event that you are in need of professional help, call Locksmith Guru. Our fast, professional, and courteous technicians are on standby for when you need them most.