There are very few things that can cause a homeowner to become extremely frustrated and one of those things is dealing with a broken key. As locksmiths, we understand the frustration that broken keys bring and we are here to help you out of that situation, but we are also here to make sure it does not happen to you again. It is understandable that keys will break from time to time, especially if the key is old and it is constantly being used.
When a homeowner is presented with situation, we implore that you stay calm and give us a call to help you extract your broken key. Some homeowners do not see the need for calling a locksmith for something that they feel they could do themselves, however there is always the possibility that they might further damage their locks and their keys rather than repairing them.
Our locksmith will help you get your key out of your lock and will make sure that both your key and your lock are in working order, they will also advise you on how to best avoid having your key breaking in your lock again. One of the best ways to make sure that you do not find yourself holding a broken key, is to ensure that you are always paying attention to the way your key and your lock are working together.
If you notice any cracks forming along the shaft of your key, make sure that you discontinue using it as soon as possible. Also, if your lock is proving hard to use while they key is inserted, do not force it. This could lead to the key breaking inside the lock and it will cause a lot of hassle that every homeowner could do without. It is important that homeowners know as much as they can about broken key extraction so that they can prevent it and also so that they know how to deal with it.