4 Methods To Open Your Locked Door
So you are locked out and you wonder how can you open your door? It happens!
Don’t feel bad, it happens to all of us. As a matter of fact, it happens so much and to so many people that professional service providers can actually make a living out of emergency lockout services. You don’t need to be ashamed for locking yourself out and there is also no shame in calling a locksmith to unlock your door.
That being said, we would like to help you solve your lockout problem in the cheapest way! We would like to share 4 methods to open your locked door. If you try these methods, hopefully, you will be able to unlock your door by yourself.
In case you are not able to open your door, don’t hesitate to call us and we will send a lockout expert to your location. We are available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to call day or night.
4 Methods To Open Your Locked Door
1. Open Door With A Credit Card
Opening your locked door with a credit card is the easiest and the fastest amongst all four door unlocking methods. It is very simple, you just need to slide the card between the door and frame. But before you insert the card in the gap between the door and the frame, locate the spot of the latch. Insert the card and then slide it down while you jiggle the door.
Please note; this method does not always work, it depends on the amount of space between your door and the frame. If this method doesn’t work, please try method #2.
2. Bumping Your Lock Open
In order to bump your lock open, you need to use a bump key. You can buy a bump key, but probably you are in a rush to open your door. In this case, you can make your own homemade bump key.
How To Make A Bump Key
1) To begin, you will need a key blank or an old/useless key that you don’t need and has the same keyway as your lock. For instance; if you have a Schlage lock on your door, you need a Schlage key blank to use as a bump key. You also need a file.
2) File the maximum depth at each cut on the key, in most cases, you should have five cuts on your key.
3) At the end of your process, the key in your hand will look like the key in the picture.
4) Sand and remove any shredded pieces from the cuts of your bump key so the teeth are not jagged.
How To Bump Your Lock Open?
1) Strike the key with a hammer or any other hard tool. Be careful not to miss the key and hit your fingers!
2) While you strike the key with a hammer, turn the key as the key is struck, in the unlocking direction.
You may take a few hits, as it is does not always work on the first try.
3. Picking The Lock
This is the hardest method because in order to pick a door lock, you need lock picking tools and some skill. Yet, with a little bit of luck, you may be able to pick the lock on your door. First of all, you need a lock picking set that you can make with a paperclip and a tiny screwdriver. You can use the screwdriver as a tension wrench and the paperclip as a needle to pick the lock.
You simply apply a little tension on the tension wrench in order to spin the lock cylinder while you manipulate the pins (5 pins) inside the lock cylinder. It might take you some time until you will be able to spin the cylinder and pop your lock open.
4. Drilling The Lock
The last door unlocking method is drilling the lock. You can either drill the lock cylinder to spin the cylinder in order to unlock the door, or you can drill the lock in order to remove it completely from your door.
Drilling the lock is hard and dirty work. With this in mind, we recommend that you do not start drilling the lock if you don’t know how to do that. In this case, you should call professional lockout assistance to drill the lock for you.
Call LockTech24/7 For Emergency Locksmith Assistance
If you are not able to unlock your door with these 4 methods to open your locked door, please call us as soon as possible. Don’t keep wasting your time trying to unlock your door by yourself. We have professional and skilled locksmiths for emergency lockout services.
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