Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Broken Key Extraction

Locksmith Spokane broken key
Coming home from work only to be denied access to your home because the key broke inside the lock can be frustrating. In these types of situations, calling a locksmith is highly recommended as further damage to the lock may occur and most likely would need the attention of a professional. However there are some things that can be attempted to resolve the situation before deciding to call a professional.

In case the key broke inside the lock, but part of it is sticking out, you are in luck! There is a good chance you will be able to pull the broken piece out by yourself using your fingernail tips or a pair of needle nose pliers. However, if the components of the cylinder are worn and you had to force the key inside which probably caused the breakage in the first place, calling a professional might be your best bet.

Broken key situations is something that can be prevented a lot of the times with few simple basic maintenance measures. Lubrication of the locks would be the first step. Not only it may prevent from the key to break inside the lock in the future, it will prolong the life of the lock as well. Just like any other mechanical mechanism, if a lock does not get the proper maintenance, it may affect the internal components inside the cylinder which will cause it to malfunction in the future. Spraying a silicone lubricant every few months should be enough.

Spokane locksmith broken key extraction
Often overlooked, but also can be a cause of a broken key situation is the key itself. Keys are often subject to a lot of abuse and can wear out at some point as well. When the keys get worn or damage, trying to operating the lock with such keys may result in them breaking inside the lock. For that reason, it is always recommended to keep a fresh spare handy at all times.

For more information about broken key extraction services, contact Premier NorthWest Locksmith Spokane (509) 557-7680.

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