Salt Lake City 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.
When I break off part of a key in a lock, will I automatically need to replace it?
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.
We always stress the Golden Rule at our company. That means our locksmiths treat people in the same helpful and respectful manner that they would want to be treated themselves in the same situation. Whether it's a broken key or another common locksmith issue, we guarantee our work. We're not happy if you're simply satisfied with our work. We want you to feel delighted with it instead.
You might think that you can do the job yourself and don't need the services of a professional locksmith company. Unfortunately, that puts you at risk of damaging the lock mechanism's inside components. Once it gets to that point, it will be much more difficult to repair the lock. We will certainly do our best despite any damage to your lock.
What is the time estimate for retrieval of a broken key?
Because of our experience and training, we can typically pull the pieces of a broken key out of a lock in approximately 30 minutes. However, we don't normally quote an exact time because we never want to focus on speed at the expense of quality service. It could take longer depending of your specific type of lock and key and the severity of the breakage.
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.
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.
Is it possible to bring the 2 pieces of the broken key back together to open a lock?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.