Locked Out Of Bedroom Door No Key

Are you locked out of your bedroom door and have no key?  Don’t worry we will go over a few tips & tricks and of course, we are only a hop, skip, and jump away if you need us.  First things first, have you misplaced your keys?  If so retracing your steps can sometimes prove to be helpful.  A guy a few weeks ago had put his keys in the freezer on accident, so when you retrace your steps you should check everywhere you went and open cupboards etc..

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How Can I Unlock My Bedroom Door With No Key?

Depending on the type of lock, will depend on your options.  If your bedroom door lock has a hole in the center instead of a keyhole.  Then you can simply unlock it with a toothpick, straight paperclip, tiny screwdriver, or pretty much anything that will fit in the hole.  When you push it in, it will make a click (on some locks you have to keep pushing in while turning the knob).  And you are no longer locked out of your bedroom door with no key.

What If It Does Have A Keyhole?

Then typically we would pick the lock.  If it’s a really old doorknob then you might be better off having us replace the lock.  You could always drill the old lock with a metal drill bit and drill.  Then you could replace the doorknob yourself.  However, we buy large quantities of locks and get top quality doorknobs at wholesale.  So usually after paying for gas and the doorknob you could have hired us and paid the same amount.  Plus your time has to be worth something right?

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Room Doorknob Lock

What If The Bedroom Doorknob Has A Slot Not Keyhole?

Then, in this case, you just need a flathead screwdriver, key (any), or anything flat to simply put in the slot and turn.  This usually will open this type of lock and will save you the time, money, and hassle of having to call us to unlock the bedroom door for you.

 

It’s An Exterior Lock On An Exterior Door

So if it indeed has a keyhole it’s an exterior lock on an interior door.  You can hacksaw the handle off and usually reach inside with pliers or other tools to unlock it but then the doorknob needs to be replaced.  Typically calling us to pick the lock or replace it is a much better idea.  No risk of damaging the door, no wasted time drilling or hacksawing the doorknob,  no hassle or complications.

If You Have Lost The Keys To The Bedroom Doorknob Lock

There are things that can still be done, if the hinges are on the exterior of the door you can pop the hinges off with a flat head screwdriver and hammer then remove the door and unlock it.  You should still get a new key for the doorknob so it doesn’t happen again.  While our locksmiths as well as others can take a blank key and manually file it down to fit your doorknob this method generally isn’t the best.  Because you don’t get a uniform key and it can jam, be hard to unlock the door, and eventually will cause you problems.  We can rekey the lock for less because it’s less time and work to do which means you would get a brand new key for the doorknob that is going to function much smoother and perform properly.

Looking to save time, money, and hassle?  Call us today!  We typically have same day appointments available.

 

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Credit Card Door

Credit Card Door Trick

Sometimes you can slip a credit card in and push the door open.  However, I have seen lots of doors with marks, paint chips, and wear from doing this and most interior doors are not built to handle this.  So be warned it could cause damage to the door even if it is mostly cosmetic.

But it can work and be done without causing damage in some situations, depending on the door, frame, and doorknob.  If you can’t get any of these tips & tricks about “locked out of your bedroom door no key” to work give us a call and we will be on our way!

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