Constant usage causes key metals to soften, allowing it to bend or break off inside a lock. Being suddenly locked out of your home or office because of a broken key can create a very alarming situation for anyone. However, the services of a good locksmith can promptly bring relief to our troubled minds. It is important to note that a key broken off in a lock shouldn’t be tampered with unless by a skilled and certified locksmith. A handyman or an amateur locksmith can very easily push the broken bit further into the lock, aggravating the already dire situation. If for any reason you attempt to extract the broken key bit yourself, you run the risk of damaging the internal parts of the lock mechanism, and you may end up replacing the lock if it cannot be repaired.
Often times, you do not have to replace the lock on your door when a key gets broken in it. Our expert locksmiths follow a safe procedure for extracting broken keys and they will get the broken part of the key out of your lock as quickly as possible. At Worcester Locksmiths, we train our locksmiths to deal with situations like this, and they have handled such situations numerous times. When a professional locksmith is in charge of the broken key removal process, it takes no more than 30 minutes to get the job done. They work expediently to ensure that the broken key extraction is done quickly and smoothly.