What Should I Do If My Door Has Been Forced?
Coming home to a door that has been forced open is a most unpleasant occurrence. In today’s blog, we are going to give you some advice on what to do if this happens to you.
Call the Police
If you have just arrived home and you see that your door has been forced, and you don’t know if someone is inside, then call the police. Don’t put yourself in danger by exploring the premises yourself. Let the police first determine that no one is in the process of ransacking your place.
Address the Door
The door will obviously have to be repaired or replaced, and that usually doesn’t happen instantly. So, first determine if you are able to close the door and seal it shut. You may have to close it up with plywood—if you have some.
You can always call us in Vancouver at (604) 349-3667. This is an emergency and we are available to come right away and help you with your door.
Once the door is addressed you will have to take stock of what, if anything, is missing or damaged. This is for insurance purposes, and you should take photos. If you have several things damaged or missing then call your insurer for your residence right away, and start making a list of everything missing or damaged.
Next, you will have to clean up the mess if there is one. You may need to bring in professionals to do that if it’s bad.
Last, once the first things on this list are taken care of, you may want to assess if you need some kind of security system and get some estimates for security professionals. A video camera filming the front door will be a big deterrent in the future.
So, this is our advice if you have had a forced entry. If you need some help with a door that has recently had a forced entry, give us a call in Vancouver at (604) 349-3667. We can fix or replace your door as dictated by your needs and circumstances.
604FixDoor operates throughout the Lower Mainland in Greater Vancouver providing emergency door and window installation and repairs. We also do non-damaging boarding up of businesses for COVID-19.
If you have any questions about this article or need some help with your doors or windows, please call us at (604) 349-3667.