BROKEN KEY EXTRACTION
Most people have had the experience of breaking a key in the lock of their car, home, or place of business. It can be a sinking feeling to realize that you're locked out, especially if it's during bad weather or late at night. with us nearby in your area, you don't have to worry about being stuck in a frustrating or possibly dangerous situation for very long. We're on duty 24 hours a day and seven days a week for the convenience of our customers.
When I break off part of a key in a lock, will I automatically need to replace it?
It isn't necessary to replace the lock when a key breaks inside of it in most cases. This is due to the extensive training and experience of our professional locksmiths. We provide them with a detailed procedure to follow for every service call. This ensures they can complete the job promptly and accurately. While you might not have any idea of what to do, our team does. Our company has served the locksmith needs of people for many years now and will provide you with the same level of quality service that defines us.
People who have lived and worked in this community for a while know that they can trust us for broken keys and any other locksmith needs. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, quality, and prompt services for people who find themselves in an emergency situation. Our locksmiths understand that they would want someone to respond in the same way if they were dealing with this problem.
Many people make the mistake of thinking they can retrieve a broken key from a lock themselves. Whether they don't want to wait for service or fear it will cost them too much, this plan can backfire in a hurry. You can do more harm than good when you don't understand at a deep level how keys and locks work. If you push the key further into the lock's components, it becomes that much more difficult for our team to attempt to repair it.
What is the time estimate to extract a broken key from a lock?
As professionals with many years of training and experience, any member of our locksmith team can usually retrieve the pieces of a broken lock in under 30 minutes. However, you don't have to worry that fixing the problem quickly means that they won't do an efficient job. Our top priority on any service call is getting you back inside of your car, home, or workplace. We will take longer if necessary to ensure that we complete the job correctly.
Will I have to rekey my locks after you have extracted a key from one of them?
This isn't usually necessary. However, we would be happy to rekey your locks upon request. We assure you that your locks remain uncompromised after we have worked on one of them. We also understand your concern about additional security risks.
Can I request your locksmith to create a spare key at the same time?
We are happy to provide you with a spare key in case you run into this problem in the future. The locksmith we send to your location will arrive with all the necessary tools to create a replacement key as well as a spare. If you have the necessary skills, you can create a duplicate key yourself.
Will I be able to open the lock using one or both pieces of the broken key?
Not only will this not work, it could cause further damage to your lock as well. As soon as you're certain that your key has broken off in a lock, please call us immediately. The risk of trying to use a partial key is that you could force the part of the key stuck in the lock to go even deeper into it. It's much more likely that you would need a complete lock replacement at this point.
Customers call us for emergency service for reasons like these:
A broken key can happen when you least expect it
We can't stress enough how important it is to contact us within a few minutes of realizing that your key broke off in your lock. As a professional locksmith company here, we hire only the most competent staff to ensure that they provide the highest quality of service to our customers. Please don't place any other items into the lock as a substitute for a key. Not only could these items break as well, they could cause you to push the broken key even further into the components of the lock.
After arriving at home and placing the key inside of your lock cylinder, you turn the key and see it break rather than unlock the door.
It can be disheartening to arrive at home after a long day, place your key in the cylinder of your lock, and watch it break off. You're stuck outside when you want nothing more than to get in the house. When you're trying to get into your car and break a key, it can leave you feeling frightened and vulnerable even if you're familiar with your surroundings. Keys breaking off in the ignition of a car is another common scenario. These types of things happen often, and you don't need to feel embarrassed about it happening to you. We are here to help you no matter what the day or time.
Sometimes a key gives clues that it is about to break soon. We encourage you to look at your keys periodically and check for cracks in both the head and blade. Don't hesitate to have a new key made at a local hardware store or to contact us for help in replacing a worn key. It may be possible to avoid the problem of a broken key by taking this approach.
Retrieving a broken key from a lock is one of those things that is much more difficult than it looks. If you have seen a locksmith do it in the past, it's important to remember that he or she had specialized training first. If you try to do it yourself, it could end up costing you a lot in extra repair costs, time, and inconvenience.
It might look like a simple job, but extracting a broken key requires significant training and experience. We urge you not to attempt to do this on your own but to call us promptly instead. This is a far better and less expensive solution than possible causing damage to your lock and needing to pay for a replacement. At a stressful time like this, it's nice to know that you can depend on our professional locksmith company for help.
The fact that our locksmith dispatch center is locatedhere means that a professional will be at your home, business, or vehicle several minutes after your call. During a stressful situation, it's reassuring to know that we're literally only minutes away from your location.
We specialize in providing broken key removal services around the clock. Whether it is the middle of the night, holiday, or weekend, just give us a call. And we will be happy to come to your location and provide you with the assistance that you need.
No matter what the time or the day, please call us when you need emergency help retrieving a broken key. Our team of locksmith experts can work with all types of doors and locks. Not all of our competitors can say that. If you need valuable peace of mind, we encourage you to call us anytime! There's nothing that can produce anxiety faster realizing that someone could have a key to where you live or work or to your car and you don't even know it. We are here to promptly put that fear to rest.
The reason that keys break inside of locks is that they become worn down over time. When you look at the deepest cuts of your key, you're actually seeing its most vulnerable spots. A broken key may not be far behind.
Tiny cracks on any part of the key or a bent appearance are both clues that it could break at some point in the future. We are here to help you no matter what your situation. Our locksmiths arrive at every job with the right tools as well as the experience to get the job done right for residential and commercial property owners as well as those with a car. Here are just some of the places we can work we serve the most often:
We offer many services besides retrieving broken pieces of a key from a lock. If you need help with anything related to locksmithing, please contact our company to learn more about our services or to request help with an urgent situation. We are always happy to answer your questions, no matter how many of them you have or the time of the day that you contact us. When it comes to something as stressful as a key breaking and getting locked out, you can trust us to get you back to your regular life as promptly as possible.
- Places of business
- Personal vehicles
- Storage units