Broken Key Extraction
Broken key extraction is a professional locksmith service that requires a locksmith to extract a jammed or broken key from inside of a lock. If you've attempted to use your key on a lock and open it, but the key broke in half while inside the lock, you will need professional services and tools to remove the lost section of the key that is still lodged in the lock. Broken keys can happen for several reasons and the locksmith can easily offer you replacement keys to fix the locks that are more durable for future use. Call us at 213-354-8652 for your free quote.
What Is Broken Key Extraction?
Broken key extraction is the process of removing a key from a lock that's been implanted into the lock through force or failure. This can sometimes happen when you're attempting to open a lock with the wrong key or you have it inserted in the wrong direction, you place it into the lock and can't retrieve it back out. To remove it, you'll need a professional locksmith to extract the key from the lock, so that future keys can be used in it without having to replace the lock entirely. Other cases can include the key itself breaking, therefore jamming part of the key into the lock.
Professional locksmiths use specialty tools to extract keys from inside a lock. Broken keys can occur inside of a home lock or even inside of a car lock or ignition. Removing the key yourself can’t be done by sticking foreign objects in the lock hole to remove them. Instead, professional locksmiths use extractor tools that pull out the broken part of the key so that it doesn’t damage the lock and prevent you from using future keys. Once completed, the locksmith can also make you a new copy of the key to match the lock.
Saving Your Locks
Extracting your keys from the locks isn’t just a way to save your doors or car, but also a way to save your locks. Removing the keys from the locks is needed to ensure that future keys can be made to access the same doors. If your broken key is never removed from the lock, the lock remains unusable and redundant. This also means you might lack the safety and security you’re used to when the lock is in working order. Saving your locks means removing broken keys so that you can use your locks again and again!
Replacing Broken Keys
Replacing broken keys is a follow-up service that our locksmiths can provide after your broken key has been removed from the lock. Our locksmith will extract the broken key to make sure it hasn't ruined or damaged the interiors of the lock. If the lock appears to still be in good working order, then the locksmith can create a duplicate key for you that will fit your lock perfectly and allow you to use once more, without having to rekey your lock or replace it completely.