Birmingham BROKEN KEY EXTRACTION
Without question, we understand that it isn't any fun to break your house, work, or car key inside of a lock. 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 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.
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.
What is the time estimate to extract a broken key from a lock?
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?
You won't have to rekey any of your locks when part of the key breaks off in it unless you want to do this. Working with a professional locksmith for this job ensures that the security of your lock remains the same as it was before you broke a key off into it.
Are you able to make a spare key?
Our locksmiths have the tools and equipment on hand to make one or more spare keys whenever you need them. All you have to do is ask. It's always a good idea to have a spare key in addition to the replacement key that we create for you.
Is it possible to bring the 2 pieces of the broken key back together to open a lock?
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.
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.
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
It might look like a simple job, but extracting a broken key requires significant training and experience. We urge you not to attempt to do this on your own but to call us promptly instead. This is a far better and less expensive solution than possible causing damage to your lock and needing to pay for a replacement. At a stressful time like this, it's nice to know that you can depend on our professional locksmith company for help.
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.
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 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:
- Personal vehicles
- Storage units
- Places of business
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.