Albuquerque 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 a key in a lock, will I need to replace the lock too?
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.
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?
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.
Will your locksmith create a spare key for me?
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.
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.
People trying to open a lock at one of the doors of their home and then breaking the key is a common scenario for our customers. Another common problem is getting a key stuck in a door or the ignition of your vehicle. This leaves you with only the head or a half of the key because its blades are stuck within the lock. As we said, most people experience this situation at some point so please don't feel silly about needing help.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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
We also replace keys in addition to fixing broken parts. Please call us or to request an emergency appointment or to ask additional questions about how we can help you.