When Should You Get Emergency Lock Repair Service From Professionals

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There are multiple events where children and pets lost their lives just because the door was locked and could be opened at the right moment. Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. But fortunately if you are locked in or out of your home, you can use the emergency lock repair service provided by professional locksmiths and save a life or two.

When do you call an emergency locksmith

You might not know but there are several dangerous animals and people lurking just outside of your house. So keeping it protected is a must. For that, you must understand when you should call  a professional emergency lock repair service.

1.   The lock key breaks

This is one of the most aggravating lock issues, and it frequently happens without notice. If this happens to you, there are several things you should do and not do. With the broken piece of the key, don’t try to lock or unlock the door any longer. This increases the chances of the broken key being inserted further into the locking mechanism, making it more difficult to recover.

If there is enough of the broken key visible, you may use the point of needle nosed pliers to grip the broken key and pull it straight out. If the key won’t come out easily, don’t force it; you can end up making matters worse. At this point, you should seek the assistance of a professional locksmith. They’ll have the tools and know-how to get the key out of the lock without causing more harm. It is natural to get nervous at this point of time, so it is recommended to call for a professional emergency lock repair service.

2.   It’s tough to lock or open a UPVC door

If the door can be readily locked and unlocked when it is open, but not when it is closed, there is typically an issue with the locking points’ alignment. Although UPVC doors are supposed to be flexible, they can occasionally slip or fall out of place. Most people will find this difficult to rectify, however it is normally a fast remedy for a qualified locksmith. Unfortunately, if you notice issues with the locking mechanism when the door is open, it’s possible that the lock is broken, in which case replacement components will be necessary. A short phone call to an emergency lock repair service will take care of this in no time.

3.   It’s tough to unlock the lock since it’s stiff

Dirt and dust can make their way inside a lock and accumulate over time. The locking mechanism may get clogged, making it difficult to turn. You can lubricate the lock with graphite spray or silicone-based lubricant, then replace the key and turn it a few times. Never use oil-based lubricants like WD-40 to lubricate locks since, while they may assist at first, they tend to produce clogging issues afterwards.

4.   If you get locked out

Before taking apart your doorknob or breaking down the door, call your local locksmith. Here’s what happens when you phone them. Your call is answered by their dispatcher. Whether it’s 3 p.m. Or 3 a.m., they’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. They recognize that crises don’t always happen within business hours. They will dispatch one of their professional locksmiths to your home to assist you once you’ve shared your location and explained the scenario.

Locksmiths have specialized tools that enable them to enter locked doors without keys while maintaining the integrity of the door lock. Most doors can be opened this way, so you won’t have to replace your doorknob or lock once they’ve finished. In rare circumstances, they may need to drill out the lock or doorknob, then replace the cylinder or the complete lock. Fortunately, this is an uncommon occurrence.

5.   Key is difficult to insert

First, make sure you’re using the correct key in the lock! The problem isn’t caused by a badly cut key, therefore that’s the next item to rule out. Poorly cut keys will always cause problems with locks, which is why it’s critical to have fresh keys cut by a qualified locksmith.


Make your home the safest and the most comfortable place by calling emergency lock repair service within the time. Choose our other services like Domestic Locksmith Southampton, emergency board up services, door lock mechanism, emergency window repair, anti snap locks Southampton if you need.

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