There is no good time to lock yourself out of your home. Whether it is 12pm or 12am, you are still going to react to the issue with the same type of emotion: anger at yourself, and frustration at the situation itself. With that said, you can beat yourself up mentally while you pro-actively take care of the situation. If you have not hid a key somewhere on your property, you are going to need a professional to come out and take care of your lockout in a timely way. You don’t just want to call out any Residential Locksmith to take care of your lockout; you want to make sure that you take the time to find the right locksmith both in terms of price and availability. The best time to do all of this research is BEFORE you need it, meaning that when you lock yourself out of your home, you have a never on your smart phone to call.
The problem with simply picking the first locksmith that you come upon on a search engine is that they may not be the smart choice for you. There are some locksmiths that are going to overcharge you for an “emergency” situation, while there are others that may not have the means to take care of a more “complex” situations. Not all locks are easy to open; if you have new, state-of-the-art locks on your door, you are going to need a professional who is ready to take it on. By doing your research before, you can be sure that you are calling out the exact right professionals for the job.
It is important to remember that your unplanned lockout is not going to always happen Monday thru Friday between 9am and 5pm. You have just as good of a chance to lock yourself out “after hours” as you would during regular business hours of a locksmith. With this in mind, the professional that you put on your phone needs to either be open 24/7, or have an emergency service that will get out to you as soon as they can. You don’t want to have to wait for hours just to get a professional out.