Locked out of your bathroom? It can be pretty stressful if you’re not sure what to do. Unlike the door to your house which is meant to provide security, bathroom door locks are used more for privacy. Bathroom locks are easier to unlock than house locks. At Fast Pro Locksmith, we have a few tips and tricks to help.
What Kind of Doorknob Is It?
One common kind of door knob is a bypass hole. In order to unlock this kind of door, have a metal item or something just as sturdy handy that can fit inside the hole. With the metal item, you should be able to feel a small bar with an indent, also called a lock actuator. Once you locate the actuator with your metal probe, push on it until the door is unlocked. You may need to push down and not in or up.
Another common door knob is one with a rectangular slot. These are a bit easier to unlock. This rectangular slot will correspond with a flathead screwdriver. To unlock a door with a rectangular slot, simply turn the slot in the opposite direction. It may be helpful to use a flathead screwdriver or something similar.
If you’re having trouble still, give us a call at Fast Pro Locksmith. We’ll be happy to help.
Disassemble the Lock
One sure-fire way to unlock a door is to disassemble the lock. If the screws are exposed, simply unscrew them and the door will unlock. Be careful when doing this as the metal doorknob will fall on the floor, potentially causing damage to your bathroom floor and to the doorknob. If the screws are not exposed, simply turn the rose counterclockwise. The ‘rose’ is the part of the lock that is between the door and the knob. Once you have removed the handle, use a tool to retract the latch bolt. If you’ve attempted to disassemble the lock and it still won’t open, get in touch with our team at Fast Pro Locksmith.
Are There Alternate Entry Points?
It may be difficult to think when you’re in a panic or altered state of mind but if there are alternate ways to enter your bathroom, like a window, it may be easier than trying to unlock the door. If you are entering your bathroom from a window, make sure to enter feet first to prevent landing on your head. If the door knob turns from the outside but the door won’t open, it likely won’t open from the inside either. Consider this when entering from a window, you may get locked inside! If you’re out of options and need help from a nearby locksmith in Philadelphia PA, call Fast Pro Locksmith today!
Still Need Help? Call A Locksmith
If you’ve tried all of the above tips and tricks or even the dangerous method of using brute force to open the door but still can’t get it to unlock, it may save you time and energy to call our team at Fast Pro Locksmith.
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