Getting locked out of the house is a circumstance we all hope to avoid, as it can lead to unnecessary anxiety. However, if you do find yourself in this situation, you shouldn't panic. Knowing exactly what to do will help you make it through the situation with minimal stress.

Our team of expert locksmiths at Cheap Lock & Key is happy to help. We offer lockout services for residential properties located in and around Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and Tampa, FL.

While calling a professional locksmith company like us is oftentimes necessary, there are some other steps you can try first. These steps include finding another point of entry, locating a spare key, or asking your building manager for help.


Try to find another point of entry if you have locked yourself out of your home.

If you have locked yourself out of your home in Wesley Chapel, try to find another point of entry. Is there an unlocked window or back door that you can use to enter your home? Only try entering ground-level windows, as scaling your home to enter through a second- or third-story window can be incredibly dangerous.

When attempting to find an unlocked window, do not try to force anything open. Doing so may lead to costly damages that need to be repaired.


If you have locked yourself out of your home, consider who might have a spare key.

Unlocking a house in Tampa, FL.

At one point, you may have given a spare key to someone like a friend, roommate, relative, neighbor, or housesitter. Consider who these potential individuals are and ask yourself:

  • Is the individual close by?
  • Do I have a way to contact them?
  • How quickly do I need to enter my home?

Use the answers to these questions to determine if the person with your spare key is worth calling.

If you have locked yourself out of your home in Tampa, also think about where you may have hidden any spare keys. Have you hidden a spare key in a place like a birdhouse, fake sprinkler, or another discreet spot? If so, locate this spare key and use it to re-enter your home.


If you live in an apartment, ask your building manager for assistance with re-entering your place of residence.

If you live in an apartment and have locked yourself out, you may be in luck. Head downstairs and ask your building manager for assistance with re-entering your place of residence. Most apartment complexes have a master key so they can access every unit in case residents lock themselves out. Know that you may be required to pay an inconvenience fee for a building manager to let you in.


If the above steps aren't options for you, call our professional locksmith company today.

The above steps may not be viable options for you. You may not have time to wait for a friend to bring you a spare key. Or, all copies of your keys may be inside of your locked home. When you call our professional locksmith company, we will arrive at your residence in Wesley Chapel, Brandon, or Tampa in as little as half an hour. Reach out to us at (813) 545-5462 for our comprehensive lockout services.

If you're interested, you can also opt for the installation of a keyless deadbolt system. This way, you don't have to worry about lost keys in the future.