Baltimore 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this mean I will have to replace my lock?
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.
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. 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.
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.
Will your locksmith create a spare key for me?
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?
No, you won't be able to do this. We ask that you don't attempt it either. 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. Once that happens, our ability to extract the key decreases significantly. We promise to send someone to your location within a few minutes of receiving your call.
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.
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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.
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. You could cause significant damage to both the lock and the key if you do.
There's never a convenient time to break a key
Our company knows that these situations don't just happen during business hours. This is the reason we chose to have locksmith available 24 hours a day. We encourage you to call us first and to make no attempt to fix your lock or key. 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.
When you contact our dispatch centerhere, someone will be on their way to you within minutes. If you happen to live close by, it will only be several minutes until we arrive. Knowing that we're only a phone call away can help to make a stressful situation a little more bearable for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Places of business
- Personal vehicles
We also replace keys in addition to fixing broken parts. Please call us or to request an emergency appointment or to ask additional questions about how we can help you.