New Locks for a New Life

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New Locks for a New Life

My husband was married to another woman briefly before he married me. Unfortunately, the marriage ended badly with no hope of reconciliation. During the first few months after his divorce, my spouse did many things to get his life back on the right track again. To save money, he refinanced his home. To give him peace of mind, he also had new locks installed on the doors at his home. After installing these new safeguards, he could officially shut the door on his past. He no longer had to worry about his former wife having access to his home. On this blog, you will learn how to install new locks for your new life.

Locked Out? 3 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Resist The Urge To Kick The Door In

Realizing that your child is locked behind a door that you don't have a key is never fun. Your first inclination may be to knock the door down and rescue them. However, you may do more harm than good. While kicking down the door might be slightly faster than waiting for a locksmith, you can do a lot of damage to yourself, your property and your child if you try to kick the door down. Following are three very good reasons why you should resist the urge.  

Personal Injury

When you kick a door in, you're placing yourself at great risk for personal injury. This is especially true if the door swings outward or is made of some hard material, such as solid wood. In addition to spraining your ankle and/or getting cut by flying debris, you may even break a bone in your foot or ankle. 

Property Damage

If you kick down your door, you will cause a great deal of damage to the door, the lock and the framing around the door. The cost for replacing a door averages approximately $866, with exterior doors being more expensive than interior doors. Keep in mind that this price only covers the door and installation. Additional damage to the framing and lock will cost extra to fix. 

Traumatic Shock

If your child is not in any immediate danger, it's best to wait for help to arrive because you could cause both physical and psychological damage by kicking the door in. The loud bang and violent blast of the door crashing in is bound to startle any child, especially if they're too young to understand what's going on. If your child is crying or otherwise upset, try to sing to them or play games with them through the door until help arrives. If they continue to cry, don't worry too much about it. Simply continue to soothe them through the door. 

When you can't get to your child because of a locked door that you can't find the key to, it's very tempting to kick down the door and be done with it. However, by doing so you could cause damage to yourself, your child and your door. Always call a locksmith (such as one from ND Security Company) to unlock the door for you, especially if your precious child is on the other side of the door. You never want to cause more damage by acting too rashly.