Denver 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?
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.
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.
How long will I have to wait for you to retrieve my 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.
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?
That is no problem at all. In fact, making spare keys is one of the main functions of a professional locksmith. The worker we dispatch to your home will create a new or spare key for you to replace the one that broke off in your door. You also have the option of taking your key to a hardware store to have a copy made, but that would take more time.
Is it possible to open the door by bringing the two pieces of the broken key together?
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.
Call Us 24/7 for Service At Your Location:
Customers call us for emergency service for reasons like these:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
- Storage units
- Places of business
- Personal vehicles
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.