Opening door without a latch: solutions and tips

Opening door without a latch: solutions and tips

door-open-without-latchDid your door close without a latch? And are you now locked in your own home? Is there no one else present in the house who can help you?

We found some tricks that can help you get your door open if you are locked in or can’t get into your house because the door handle is broken.

Need immediate help, tricks don’t work or you don’t have the necessary tools? Then contact Locksmith 365 immediately!


Latch door broken? Tricks to get your door open

Below are some useful tricks you can apply to get your door open when the door handle is broken.

Note that the feasibility of the tricks depends on the type of door: interior door, front door (with mailbox slot), back door. In addition, the chances of success depend very much on the materials at your disposal. Think tools and a phone. In addition, there is generally a greater chance of success if the door is unlocked.

Opening the door through the mailbox
Is the latch on the front door off? And is there a mailbox in the door? Then you can try to get the door open through the mailbox. If you have a piece of iron wire or a coat hanger, you can try sticking it through the mailbox and use it to push down the door handle on the inside.

Using a spare key
Are you locked somewhere in your home? And did you give a spare key to a family member or neighbor? Then you can call that person and ask them to come and free you from this predicament.

Taking out the hinges of the door
You can unscrew the hinges of the door and then lift the door out. Don’t have any tools? Then you can try using brute force to pull the hinges out.

Kicking down the door
If the door turns outward, you can try to get it open by kicking it hard.

Out through the window
Is there a window through which you can crawl in or out to enter or exit your home? Then you could take advantage of that.

Using a pass to open the door
Do you have a pass handy? And is the door unlocked? Then you can try to use this pass to open the door. You do this by inserting the pass between the door and the doorframe and moving it back and forth at the latch bolt.

Prying open the door
If you have access to a crowbar or other piece of steel or iron, you can use it to try to pry the door open with it.

Deforming door and/or frame
You can try to open the door by deforming a piece of the door or frame. For this you must be powerful.

If you can’t get out by yourself with your door without a latch: call locksmith 365

Do you want to open a door without a latch and have already tried everything?

  • Then call locksmith 365 and tell us what your problem is. We are available day and night.
  • Within 30 minutes, an experienced locksmith from Locksmith 365 will be with you.
  • Then we will open the door for you without a latch.
  • This is done efficiently, damage-free and as quickly as possible.
  • After this, we verify through a special check that you are the owner of the house or property.
  • When your door is open, we can provide you with other services. For example, we will help you fix the jamming or squeaking of a door.
  • After this, you pay for the services provided. You have several payment options. You can pay in cash, by debit card or by manual transfer.
  • When the locksmith leaves, you resume your daily activities. You benefit from a 12-month warranty on workmanship with us.

Take advantage of our benefits

  • 100% damage-free door opening without a latch
  • At your location within 30 minutes
  • For opening all types of doors without a latch
  • In 95% of cases open your door within 8 minutes
  • Available day and night

Door latch repair

door-open-without-latchDoor handles come in many shapes and sizes. Therefore, exactly how it should be repaired also depends on the type of door handle and depends on what exactly is defective. Locksmith 365 does not turn its hand to this.

We are familiar with all types of locks, doors and door handles and will make sure your door lock is working optimally again when we leave.

Contact with Locksmith 365

Are you looking for a solution to open your door without a latch? If so, please contact Locksmith from Amsterdam. We will come to you within 30 minutes and help you.

Phone number: +31 85 301 3296
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We are the locksmith for when you are locked out, have lost your keys or need other help with your locks. We are 24 hours a day available, 7 days in the week



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Do you live or are you temporarily in the Amsterdam area and are you looking for a locksmith? Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is ready for you, day and night. Moreover, Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is on site within 30 minutes.


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