Seattle 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
When I break off part of a key in a lock, will I automatically need to replace it?
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.
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 for retrieval of a 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.
Will I have to rekey my locks after you have extracted a key from one of 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.
Can I request your locksmith to create a spare key at the same time?
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?
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.
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.
There's never a convenient time to break a key
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.
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.
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.
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.
The reason that keys break inside of locks is that they become worn down over time. When you look at the deepest cuts of your key, you're actually seeing its most vulnerable spots. A broken key may not be far behind.
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
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.