Birmingham BROKEN KEY EXTRACTION
There isn't anything convenient about breaking part of a key in a lock when you're trying to drive home after a long day at work or to get into your home or workplace. You wouldn't be the first person who felt panicked at the thought of being locked out with no idea how to gain access again. Fortunately, We are always close by. With our main location in your area, you can feel confident that an experienced locksmith will be on the way to you within minutes. Even better, we maintain 24/7 availability.
Does this mean I will have to replace my lock?
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.
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.
It's a common mistake to think that a broken key is no big deal and that you can retrieve it from a lock yourself. Unfortunately, this rarely works out like you expect it to. People who don't have specific training in locksmithing typically push the broken key even further into the lock. That makes it much more challenging for our crew to retrieve the key and increases the likelihood that we will need to replace your lock as well.
What is the time estimate for retrieval of a broken key?
Our professional 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. However, our locksmiths never put speed ahead of quality. They take the time to ensure they have done the job right so your lock doesn't potentially break in the future.
Do I need to rekey the rest of my locks?
It won't be necessary to replace the lock that the key broke off or any other locks unless you desire to do so. When you work with a locksmith from our company, we make sure that both your lock and key remain safe and don't expose you to any unnecessary 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.
Is it possible to open the door by bringing the two pieces of the broken key together?
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.
Since We are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, we encourage you to contact us right away. Within minutes of hanging up the phone, a professional locksmith will be on the way to your location. As you wait, we ask that you don't put any other items in the lock to attempt to open it. Again, this increases the risk of pushing the broken key even further into the locking mechanism.
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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.
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.
When you break a key inside of a lock mechanism, you need an expert in extraction to fix and retrieve it for you. Rest assured, we have emergency locksmith personnel on call at all hours. A key broken inside of a lock might not seem like a big deal but trying to take it out yourself will turn into more of a job than you anticipated. Besides that, you could damage your lock even further when you try to retrieve the lock rather than call a professional locksmith in your area.
There's never a convenient time to break a key
People don't break their keys only Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This happens in the middle of the night, weekends, and holidays just as often. This is the reason that we choose to be available 24 hours a day. Feel free to contact us as soon as you know that you need help and then simply wait for us to arrive. You never want to attempt to repair a lock yourself.
We understand that you don't have the time to wait until our office is open during its standard 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.
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.
You never have to worry that you're bothering us, even when you call late at night. We keep people on staff 24 hours a day for this very reason. You can also feel confident that we have many years of experience working with all types of locks and doors. When you're locked out, don't panic. Just call us instead.
Keys break in half or sustain other types of damage due to normal wear that takes place over many years. If you notice deep cuts, it could mean the key should be replaced soon.
You never have to worry about us arriving at a job unprepared to help you with any situation involving a lock or key. We come equipped with the proper tools and equipment to every customer visit. Our company keeps a fully stocked working van so the things we need to fix your problem are no more than a few steps away. We also have the expertise needed to operate this equipment on a moment's notice. We service many types of lock and key situations. The following are some of the places we report to the most often to help a customer with an urgent broken key problem:
- Storage units
- Places of business
- Personal vehicles
Besides repairing your broken key, we're also available to replace keys for your car or truck, business, or home. 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.