Cincinnati 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?
The locksmiths won't need to replace your lock in most situations. With many years of experience and training, they can dislodge the key without damaging the lock. Any member of our team can handle a broken key extraction in a prompt and accurate manner because we have provided them with precise instructions and they're highly professional as well. We are proud of the reputation we have built as a high-quality locksmith company that will help you quickly in your time of need.
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.
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 to extract a broken key from a lock?
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.
Will it be necessary to rekey locks after a locksmith works on 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.
Will your locksmith create a spare key for me?
That is no problem at all. In fact, making spare keys is one of the main functions of a professional locksmith. The worker we dispatch to your home will create a new or spare key for you to replace the one that broke off in your door. You also have the option of taking your key to a hardware store to have a copy made, but that would take more time.
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.
As soon as it's obvious that you have broke part or all of the key into your locking mechanism, be sure to contact us right away. 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. If you do, those pieces could get stuck in the lock as well and make it impossible to repair it.
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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.
After finishing your work for the day, you go to unlock your car by inserting a key into the slot on one of the doors. 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.
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.
A broken key can happen when you least expect it
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.
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 normal wear and tear on keys means that they could bend or break in half as well as sustain deep scratches. It's important to replace your keys as soon as possible if you notice any of these problems. Our locksmith company would be happy to produce as many extra keys as you need no matter when you need them.
You might get a warning that key is about to break when you see a hairline crack. The key could also appear bent. No matter what the situation, just contact us for immediate help. We have the tools and experience necessary to retrieve broken keys from residential or commercial properties as well as from all types of cars. The following is a list of the key extraction services we provide:
- Personal vehicles
- Storage units
- Places of business
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.