At Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths, we understand how frustrating it can be when your key snaps in the lock. It’s one of the most inconvenient and worrying things to happen, especially when you’re in a rush to get in or out of your home. So in this blog, we’re going to explain what you should do if your key snaps in the lock and take a closer look at a recent job we did in Gordon.
Gordon Case Study
Recently, we were called out to help a customer in Gordon who had snapped his key in a lock. The customer had tried everything he could think of to remove it, but nothing was working and he was worried he was going to cause more damage. Having heard about our team in the past from a friend, he found our website on Google and gave us a call.
Why Do Keys Snap Off in a Lock?
There are many causes why a key might snap in a lock, including:
• Using the wrong key
• Being too heavy-handed with your key in the lock; or even
• Holding the key whilst pushing the door open can also cause it to bend and break.
If any of these things happen to you, and your find yourself with only half your key in your hand, it’s important not to panic. Just like customer in Gordon, call our experts as soon as possible – the last thing you want is to risk making the issue worse by attempting a DIY fix yourself.
How Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths Can Help You
Once we arrive at your location, there are a couple of things we’ll need to do before we can remove the key. First of all, we’ll assess if the mechanism inside the lock has been damaged by the broken piece – if so, this may need replacing. Next, we’ll check to see if there’s a fault with your lock assembly or with the key itself (in most cases, it’s usually the key that’s the problem). Once we have all the facts, we’ll decide on the most suitable extraction tool before removing the key. If needed, we can cut you a new key or fit a replacement lock.
Here at Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths, we can help you remove snapped keys from doors, windows, and more. Get in contact with us today for more information.