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.
That's why we have experienced key extractors on duty at all hours of the day or night.
Whether it's a Sunday afternoon or 3 a.m. on a Wednesday, just give us a call and we will dispatch someone immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
When I break a key in a lock, will I need to replace the lock too?
Most locks will not require replacement when you break a key inside of it because of the expert work of our locksmiths.
They carefully followed the step-by-step procedure that we lay out for the extraction of broken keys and can promptly retrieve a key from a lock.
Their training ensures that they know exactly how to handle these types of situations.
Our locksmiths also have many years of experience helping people in the same position that you find yourself in today.
Many home, business, and vehicle owners in your area have had the experience of contacting our company when they have been in this predicament.
We are pleased of the reputation we have built as a knowledgeable, friendly, and dependable locksmithing company throughout the State.
You might think that you can do the job yourself and don't need the services of a mobile locksmith company.
Unfortunately, that puts you at risk of damaging the lock mechanism's inside components.
Once it gets to that point, it will be much more difficult to repair the lock.
Many people make the mistake of thinking they can retrieve a broken key from a lock themselves.
What is the time estimate to extract a broken key from a lock?
Our mobile locksmiths can typically complete an extraction job in a half an hour or less.
Because of their training and experience having extracted broken keys from thousands of locks, you can feel confident that they will do the job quickly and with extreme professionalism.
How long will I have to wait for you to retrieve my broken key?
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.
Will it be necessary to installing new locks locks after a locksmith works on them?
You won't have to installing new locks any of your locks when part of the key breaks off in it unless you want to do this.
We will take longer if necessary to ensure that we complete the job correctly.
Can I request your locksmith to create a spare key at the same time?
It won't be necessary to replace the lock that the key broke off or any other locks unless you desire to do so.
In fact, making spare keys is one of the main functions of a mobile locksmith.
Will your locksmith create a spare key for me?
You also have the option of taking your key to a hardware store to have a copy made, but that would take more time.
The locksmith we send to your location will arrive with all the necessary tools to create a replacement key as well as a spare.
Unfortunately, this is not possible.
Will I be able to open the lock using one or both pieces of the broken key?
If you attempt to do this, you could push parts of the broken key even further into the mechanism of the lock.
This makes it much more difficult to extract.
Once you know that a piece of a key is stuck in your lock, it's in your best interest to contact us as soon as possible.
If you try to use half of a key or a bent key to open a lock, it could push the broken pieces even deeper within the lock.
We have been in business here for many years and our locksmiths know exactly what to do to get you back inside as quickly as possible.
It's very important that you refrain from sticking other items inside of the lock, such as a bobby pin or screwdriver, to try to obtain pieces of the broken lock.
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.
Here are some common scenarios that cause our customers to have to call us for emergency service:
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.
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.
The next thing you know, you're holding the key by only its head because its blade broke and got stuck in the lock.
While you might feel embarrassed about the situation, it happens all the time to people at work, home, or when trying to open their car door.
People trying to open a lock at one of the doors of their home and then breaking the key is a common scenario for our customers.
Another common problem is getting a key stuck in a door or the ignition of your vehicle.
This leaves you with only the head or a half of the key because its blades are stuck within the lock.
As we said, most people experience this situation at some point so please don't feel silly about needing help.
Perhaps you have broken a key before or you recently looked at your keys and notice small cracks in either the blade or the head.
It's good to be proactive about replacing worn keys to avoid this entire situation in the first place.
However, We aren't here to give you a lecture about your keys.
We are simply here to serve you should you need us.
Breaking off part of a key inside of a lock doesn't seem like it should be as challenging to fix as it is.
It might look easy when we do it, but keep in mind that each of our locksmiths has years of experience and training.
We recommend that you never try retrieving the key on your own unless you happen to have years of experience and training as well.
This is a far better and less expensive solution than possible causing damage to your lock and needing to pay for a replacement.
There's never a convenient time to break a key
Our company knows that these situations don't just happen during business hours.
It's nice to know that you can depend on us to arrive at your home, business, or vehiclehere and that someone will be on their way to you within minutes.
We specialize in providing broken key removal services around the clock.
The last thing you need is more damage and a larger bill than you counted on because we have to undo what you tried to do to retrieve your key.
And we will be happy to come to your location and provide you with the assistance that you need.
If you happen to live close by, it will only be several minutes until we arrive.
This includes weekends and holidays.
Our company is happy to provide broken key retrieval days, weekends, nights, holidays, or whenever else you need us.
We serve the greater metro area.
We are experts in the field and can work with any type of lock and any type of vehicle or door.
Our team of locksmith experts can work with all types of doors and locks.
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.
Keys break in half or sustain other types of damage due to normal wear that takes place over many years.
A broken key may not be far behind. You might get a warning that key is about to break when you see a hairline crack.
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:
- Storage units
- Storage units
- Places of business
- Personal vehicles
We also replace keys in addition to fixing broken parts.
Just call us today to request one or more of our services. We look forward to helping you get back to your everyday life as soon as possible.