Columbia 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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Can I request your locksmith to create a spare key at the same time?
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 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.
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.
Call Us 24/7 for Service At Your Location:
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.
You may have navigated to this web page because you noticed a small crack in its head or blade or you have previously broken your key and know exactly what it looks like. While this is a frustrating position to be in, it will relieve your stress to know that We are on the job. You may reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week for help with a broken key. No matter what the day or time, we will arrive promptly and fix the situation.
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.
24-hour availability for your convenience
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.
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.
We offer retrieval of broken keys as well as several other locksmith services at any time of the night or day. We are happy to help the people and the communities surrounding it with their urgent needs.
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:
- 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.