Boston 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 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.
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.
How long will I have to wait for you to retrieve my broken key?
Our professional locksmiths can typically complete an extraction job in a half an hour or less. Because of their training and experience having extracted broken keys from thousands of locks, you can feel confident that they will do the job quickly and with extreme professionalism. However, our locksmiths never put speed ahead of quality. They take the time to ensure they have done the job right so your lock doesn't potentially break in the future.
Will it be necessary to rekey locks after a locksmith works on them?
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?
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 open the door by bringing the two pieces of the broken key together?
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.
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.
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.
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
Our company knows that these situations don't just happen during business hours. This is the reason we chose to have locksmith available 24 hours a day. We encourage you to call us first and to make no attempt to fix your lock or key. The last thing you need is more damage and a larger bill than you counted on because we have to undo what you tried to do to retrieve your key.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.