Did your key get stuck trying to unlock the door? Keys do stick occasionally, and they also sometimes break off inside a lock, too. What do you do when this happens?
At Emergency Toronto Locksmith, we dispatch a technician to your location in a jiffy. Our locksmiths are guaranteed to arrive within a 15-minute timeframe.
Give us a phone call at (647) 477-1760. Our professional locksmiths are available 24/7. Give us a call any time of the day or night, and we will handle the lockout quickly.
There are a few pointers you can try, too, both for prevention measures and for troubleshooting a key stuck inside an outdoor lock.
Use A Lubricant
Spraying the lock with a lubricant helps eliminate dust and dirt buildup. Outdoor locks accumulate quite a lot of dust and dirt, and it can really make things difficult when the dirt makes its way into the lock cylinder. If the pins stick, then keys aren’t able to penetrate the lock, or they get stuck.
Spray the lock with a little lubricant. Attempt to insert the key. Repeat the process a few times if you meet any resistance. There could be a problem with the lock, too. In that case, the lubricant is not going to do the trick. If you are not able to get the key in or out, then it is time to call a professional locksmith.
It is actually best never to try and remove a stuck key from a lock. The reason for this is you do not have all the proper tools. If you were to damage the lock in any way, you are going to have to pay more money for the repairs.
Do Not Apply Force
What you do not want to do is use force when trying to remove a stuck key or unlock a door. You could snap the key or even damage the lock. While there are certain steps you can take, you want to leave the task of opening the door to the professionals for the most part. This keeps you from causing any damage ahead of contacting a professional locksmith.
Our technicians at Emergency Toronto Locksmith are ready to be dispatched to your location ASAP. We take pride in our response time of 15 minutes. You do not have to wait around for us.
If your key sticks in a lock, there is a good chance that you need to consider replacing that lock in the near future. Instead of fixing the lock, you could have one of our technicians change the lock for you. Otherwise, you might be dealing with another stuck key here pretty soon.
Never hire a locksmith that is not certified, licensed, and bonded. Our professional technicians are held to the highest standard. Always hire a professional locksmith.
Inexperienced technicians make mistakes, and you do not want people in your home that you can’t trust. You need your lock repaired, and if replaced, you want access to the best locks. That is why you want to be sure you hire experienced technicians. At Emergency Toronto Locksmith, we work quickly, and we always have your back.