Charlotte 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
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?
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.
Are you able to make a spare key?
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?
Unfortunately, this is not possible. It is very important that you don't try to unlock your door once you realize that you have broken off a key inside of it. 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. Although we understand you're anxious to get back in your house, business, or car, we encourage you to contact us immediately rather than try to force a broken key into a lock.
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.
Call Us 24/7 for Service At Your Location:
Customers call us for emergency service for reasons like these:
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.
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.
A broken key can happen when you least expect it
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.
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.
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.
Our company is happy to provide retrieval of broken keys at any time of the day or night. This includes weekends and holidays. You just need to call us to let us know of your immediate need. Our 24-hour services are available to anyone who needs a key extracted from their vehicle or from a door at their home or business. We are experts in the field and can work with any type of lock and any type of vehicle or door. Our locksmiths are happy to help, so feel free to call us immediately no matter the day or time.
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:
- Places of business
- Personal vehicles
- Storage units
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.