Have you lost your key? Or, you want to surprise someone and need to do the décor done? In both cases, you need a key. But unfortunately, you don’t have one. But you have this article which will help you go through such problems. There are many ways by which you can unlock a bedroom door without a key even if you don’t have a key. There are many things you normally keep with yourself which can be helpful in such situations.
How To Unlock?
There are many ways by which you can unlock your bedroom door without a key. You can use different types of tools other than keys to unlock the bedroom door. These tools are easily available in your house. Some tools may not work for all types of locks.
So, choose the tools which are suitable for the type of lock you have. You can use the following methods or tools to go through situations where you need a key to open your bedroom but you don’t have one.
1. Bobby Pins
This technique is useful for spring locks. You require two bobby pins for this technique.
Step 1- Stretch the open ends of the first bobby pin. The first pin should make a 90° angle. Take the second bobby pin and stretch it until it’s straight. Bend it a little from the top.
Step 2- Insert the first pin into the lower part of the keyhole. Maintain downwards pressure on the first pin. Insert the angled part of the second pin into the upper part of the keyhole. Push the second pin upwards to move the pins inside the lock one by one. When all the pins are pushed upwards, the inner cylinder will turn and the door will unlock.
2. Thin Wire Or Paper Clip
This technique is useful for doors with privacy handles. You require a thin wire for this technique. You can also use a flattened paper click for this. Straighten a paper click and beat it with a hammer to make you a tool.
Step 1- Find the hole in the centre of the handle. Insert wire straight into the hole as far as you can.
Step 2- Twist the wire in different directions. It will catch a piece of metal and unlock the door.
You do not need to turn the handle during the process.
3. Credit Card Or Any Other Card
This technique is useful for doors with spring locks. For this technique, you require a credit card or any other card. It is preferable to use a card that is not that important in case it harms the card.
Step 1- Slightly bend the card from a corner. This way it would be easy to insert the card around the edge.
Step 2- Insert the bent corner of the card into the space between the door and the frame.
Step 3- Wiggle the door and the card at the same time. Slide the card downwards towards the lock. This will push the lockdown and unlock the door.
4. Plastic Water Bottle
This technique is useful for doors with spring locks.
Step 1- Cut a waste plastic bottle into a small rectangular piece. The plastic should be a little thin. Thin plastics can be easily cut with scissors. They can also bend easily.
Step 2- Insert the piece of plastic into the space between the door and the frame.
Step 3- Slide down the plastic towards the lock. This will push the lock inside and unlock the door.
4. Screw Driver
This technique is useful for internal doors and doors with privacy handles. You require a small and thin screwdriver for this technique.
Step 1- Insert the screwdriver straight into the keyhole in the centre.
Step 2- Twist the screwdriver in different directions. It will hit a piece of metal inside the lock and unlock the door.
5. Safety Pin
For this technique, you’ll need safety and a plier.
Step 1- Open the safety pin. Bend its pointed end a little with the help of a plier.
Step 2- Insert the bent end of the safety pin into the keyhole.
Step 3- Twist the safety pin in different directions and the door will be unlocked.
This technique is useful for both spring lock doors and doors with privacy handles. Knives are another helpful tool to open a lock without a key. But, sharp knives may cause injury during the process so it is preferable to use a small and thin butter knife.
Following are the steps to follow for doors with privacy handles.
Step 1- Insert the butter knife straight into the keyhole in the centre.
Step 2- Twist the butter knife in different directions. It will hit a piece of metal inside the lock and unlock the door.
Following are the steps to follow for doors with spring locks.
Step 1- Insert the butter knife into the space between the door and the frame.
Step 2- Slide down the butter knife towards the lock. This will push the lock inside and unlock the door.
7. Drill the Lock Away
Sometimes you don’t have the key and the door lock is stuck as well. Then you can use the drilling method to open the door. Drill the lock or area surrounding it to open the door.
- You have to drill the keyhole first.
- Then add some oil in the bits before drilling further.
- Finally, open the internal cylinder of the lock with the help of a screwdriver.
When any of the other ideas fail to open the door, you can use a hammer to break the lock. Smashing the doorknob will break the lock. It may harm the lock in this process. Therefore, it is preferable to call a locksmith if you can. Otherwise in an emergency, you can use a hammer to break the lock. Some use clutches as well. It is up to you according to whatever is suitable for you.
How Bedroom Lock Can Get Jam?
Just like any other mechanism lock system also gets jammed. Just like machines rust, gunk, etc. can cause lock jams. Most of the door lock jam causes are as follows.
a. Dirty Keyhole
Dirt and dust particles get collected inside the lock through the keyhole. This gathered dust eventually makes the mechanical components hard to move inside the lock.
You can solve this issue by spraying a small amount of lubricant such as WD-40 into the keyhole opening. After that, insert a lubricated key into the lock. Move the key a little in different directions. This will remove the dirt and clean out the interior of the lock.
Factors such as a change in weather, change in temperature, moisture, etc. may distort wooden doors. This physical change misaligns the bolt and the strike plate.
In this situation lifting the door or pressing it down while twisting the doorknob might help. To permanently get rid of this issue, a locksmith can help.
In winters, the moisture which enters the lock may freeze inside it. Frost makes it hard for the key to fit in the keyhole. This jams the lock and prevents the door from opening.
Putting de-icing spray, rubbing alcohol, or petroleum jelly into the keyhole might help in this situation. Breathing into the keyhole with a straw or blow dryer can also be helpful in this situation.
d. Broken Mechanism
Due to rust and old age, internal components of the lock mechanism may damage and break out. When only the knob turns but the bolt inside doesn’t work this may be the problem.
In this situation, you have to call a locksmith to change the door lock.
e. Broken Key
An old or rusted key may break inside the lock. The key would be stuck in it and close the keyhole jamming the lock.
You can use a key extractor or pair of tweezers to remove the broken piece. It may harm the inside of the lock mechanism therefore it is preferable to call a professional locksmith.
We face the situation of being locked inside the room intentionally by someone or by accident many times. This can be very annoying and sometimes dangerous. Sometimes children also lock the door by accident. So it is very important to have more than one key kept in different places.
Something which is even more important is to be aware of how to unlock the room lock without a key. This article is the one-stop solution for your problem of being locked without a key. The above-given techniques and tools will help you in such immediate situations.