Unlocking a Door Lock with a Key09/10/2013 Back To Blog
If you find yourself in a situation where you are locked out, or locked in, there is a viable solution. One of the easiest solutions is to simply use the key is there is one available. Here is some basic information that will assist you in making sure that you don’t get locked in or out.
Locate the Lock
The first thing to do is locate exactly which lock that needs to be opened. Most doors usually have handle locks or deadbolts. The lock that is on the handle is often referred to as a spring bold; they are much easier to unlock than deadbolt locking mechanisms. If your door does not have a deadbolt installed, it may be a good idea to have one mounted. They provide more security and they are much more difficult to manipulate.
Locate the Key
After you have decided which locking mechanism you would like to open, locate the key that matches the lock. If you are a tenant or property owner, you should have access to the keys to the door locks. If you don’t have the key, consider getting a lock rekey. You can contact locksmith Gilbert for information regarding rekeying your locksets.
Insert the Key
If you do have access to the key that matches the lock you want to open, insert it into the keyhole. Depending on the type of door lock you have, you will have to insert the teeth-side of the key up or down. If is doesn’t simply slide in, you may be attempting to open it with the wrong key. Sift through your other keys until you have found the right one for the door. Finally, once the appropriate key has been fully inserted in the lockset, turn the key. Then turn the doorknob. It is as simple as that.