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Key Extraction


You're had the most hectic day when you realize your house key is stuck in the lock. You panic a little and try to force the key, and it snaps. This would otherwise be a major problem, but not with Capital Locksmith on call.

Capital Locksmith offers professional residential broken key extraction services. We have the tools and experience necessary to remove your broken key quickly and damage-free. Plus, we offer 24/7 emergency service, so you can get back into your home no matter what time of day or night it is.


What to do if you have a broken key in your lock

Breaking a key in a lock is a frustrating experience, but it is certainly not the end of the world. In most cases, it is possible to remove the broken key and continue using the lock. However, if the key is stuck or the lock is damaged, you may need to call a locksmith for assistance.

First, try to insert a flathead screwdriver into the keyway and gently twist. This may be enough to dislodge the broken key. If the screwdriver does not work, you can try using needle-nose pliers or a similar tool. Insert the pliers into the keyway and grip the broken key as close to the base as possible. Gently turn the pliers until the key comes out. If this does not work, you may need to call a locksmith.


Why you should always rely on a professional locksmith?

Trying to extract a broken key from a lock without the proper tools can be incredibly frustrating and time-consuming. Not to mention, it's often difficult to do without damaging the lock or key.

There are a number of reasons why you should always rely on a professional locksmith. First, professional locksmiths have the training and experience necessary to provide a high level of service.

Additionally, professional locksmiths have access to the latest tools and techniques, which allows them to quickly and efficiently open even the most difficult locks. Finally, professional locksmiths are insured and bonded, meaning that they can be held liable if anything goes wrong during the course of their work.

In the case of a broken or damaged key extraction, locksmiths have the tools and experience necessary to remove broken keys quickly and without damaging the lock. In most cases, they can also make a copy of the key so that you can continue using the lock. If the lock is damaged, they can usually repair it.

The best ways to prevent a key from becoming broken or damaged

A key is an important tool that allows us to enter our homes, businesses, and vehicles. However, keys can become damaged or broken, rendering them useless. There are a few things you can do to help prevent this from happening. First, be sure to store your keys in a safe place where they will not be subject to excessive force or movement. For example, avoid keeping them in your pocket while you are engaged in activities such as running or hiking. Second, inspect your keys regularly for signs of wear and tear, such as bent prongs or chips in the metal. If you notice any damage, take steps to repair or replace the key as soon as possible. Finally, keep your keys clean and free of dirt and debris. This will help to prevent them from becoming jammed in the lock or otherwise damaged.

Have Capital Locksmith on speed dial!

If you find yourself in a situation where you have a broken or damaged key, don't hesitate to call Capital Locksmith. We offer 24/7 emergency service and can usually remove the broken key and make a copy of the key on-site. We also offer free estimates, so you know exactly what to expect before we begin work. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.