Overland Park EMERGENCY LOCK REPAIR
Need a Lock Repaired? We're Always Available to Help
Did You Come Home to a Broken Lock?
When the lock to your home's door is broken, you may feel the need to break a window or try to force the lock to open just so you can get inside. It isn't fun being stuck outside of your own home, especially at night or in poor weather conditions. Even so, we urge you to call us instead. We fix all types of lock issues and work with every brand of lock.
There is never a convenient time to experience a broken lock. You may fear that someone tried to access your home or that it will be easier for them to do so when your lock isn't working right. The situation can become even more stressful when you encounter a broken lock at a time that many other locksmith companies are closed. Fortunately, We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to your home locksmith needs.
Should I attempt to repair the lock on my own?
Unfortunately, we can't give you a definitive answer to this question without first evaluating the damage to your lock. We do advise against it as a general rule. It might look like a simple job at first but could quickly become overwhelming the further into the repair you get. You can save yourself the frustration and possibly the expense of repairing additional lock damage by calling us instead.
We are a trusted local locksmith because we put ourselves in the position of our customer. We wouldn't want to wait for a long time outside or pay a high cost to repair a broken lock and we don't think you should have to either. It's always our goal to save your lock, but we will discuss all options for replacement with you if that isn't possible.
What are some of the indications that it's time to replace my lock?
One of the most obvious indications of a failing lock is when you place a key in it and it doesn't turn as easily as it once did. You may also need to replace it if anyone broke a key off in the lock or if you simply want to upgrade for better security features. Like everything else, locks wear out with everyday use. We recommend replacement once you experience a noticeable change in ease of opening the door. This can help to prevent an emergency later.
Exerting strong pressure on a lock is the top reason that people call us for repair services. Other times, locks simply become more fragile due to the passage of time. Besides a key that moves slowly when inserted into a lock, you can tell that the lock is getting old when you experience greater resistance in opening the door. Our locksmiths would be happy to evaluate your lock and let you know if replacement is a good idea.
How long will I need to wait while you repair my lock?
We typically quote a service time of 20 to 30 minutes. However, keep in mind this can vary considerably in either direction due to the fact that no two locks are exactly alike. We can't state a time with complete certainty until we arrive at your location and assess the damage to your lock. You can feel confident that we will work efficiently and get you back into your home as quickly as possible.
Repair jobs that fall on the lower end of our time estimate include things like adjusting your lock's strike plate so it opens more efficiently. If we need to do something more complex such as adjust an interior part of a lock, that will take longer. The good news is that every member of our locksmith team has the education and experience to respond to any type of lock repair need, whether it's minor or an emergency.
What should I do if I place my key in the lock and it won't turn?
We recommend that you contact us right away when your key doesn't turn because there's a good chance the lock requires replacement. If you have a can of lubricant available, you can try placing some in the key hole and then insert the key again. This may work temporarily. However, we still urge you to have one of our professional locksmiths repair the lock so you don't keep running into this problem. The lock may need replacement if it won't turn after lubrication, but we won't know this for sure until we assess it.
What you can expect when you call us for lock repair or replacement
We hold ourselves to the highest standards of customer service and employee conduct. You're welcome to review our business license with the State to help validate our legitimacy as a company. We're also insured and bonded for your protection. People throughout the metro area know they can depend on us for a wide range of professional locksmith services, including the following:
- Keyless entry locks
- Automotive locks
- Commercial locks
- Residential locks
- Emergency lock repair
- Garage door locks
When you need the skills of an emergency locksmith, it's nice to know that you can call us days, evenings, late nights, weekends, or holidays for immediate assistance. It's our goal to exceed your expectations so much that you share your great experience with others who may need a locksmith.
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Why you should call us instead of one of our competitors
We frequently receive feedback from customers expressing gratitude for helping them out of a difficult situation. They're especially thankful that we're available any time, including days, nights, holidays, and weekends. Some of the other benefits of working with us include:
- Every member of our team is courteous and knowledgeable
- We only hire experienced locksmiths with several years of experience
- You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week and receive an immediate response
- We dispatch a certified locksmith to your location in under 30 minutes
- We only use highly technical and commercial-grade equipment to repair or replace your lock
- Our locks come from some of the company's top manufacturers
- We offer fair and transparent pricing
Actions that can damage locks
A lock can sustain damage or break for a variety of reasons. One of the most common things we see is lock damage from someone trying to pick it. This could be due to an attempted break-in, but it's more likely that a family member forgot a key and tried to get in the house, car, or garage without one.
Not cleaning or maintaining the lock
A lock can become corroded if it's gone many years without cleaning. Unfortunately, using a cleaner with abrasive qualities can be even worse than doing nothing. The best thing to do is use WD-40 or a similar lubricant for locks.
Excessive heat, cold, rain, or wind can all take a toll on your lock. This is something that many people fail to consider. We recommend always checking the condition of your locks whenever you might experience any weather extremes.
Key breaking in a lock
If a key breaks when you insert it into a lock, some of its pieces can remain lodged in the lock. This will typically cause the lock to open slowly or not at all. Extracting a broken key requires specialized training and equipment. We advise you to resist the urge to try to pull out the key yourself and to call us instead.
Affordable home lock repair
We believe in being completely upfront with our pricing. The quote you receive from our dispatch operator is the same one you will pay when we hand you your bill. No one likes added fees that they weren't expecting to have to pay.
We're here for you 24 hours a day
When your home, garage, or car lock doesn't work right, it puts your security at risk. Unfortunately, trying to fix the lock yourself could make the situation worse. There's no need to wait until morning or after the weekend when you need help right now. Just call us and we will be there.
We work with all brands and types of locks
We have the experience and equipment to repair most lock brands. Additionally, we can repair all lock styles, including deadbolts, profile cylinders, mortise locks, and many others. Below are some of the lock manufacturers we work with most often:
- Marks USA
- Corbin Russwin
Our ability to fix a lock depends on the extent of damage it has sustained. Our locksmiths will assess your lock situation carefully and help you decide on lock repair or replacement based on your budget, style preference, and home security needs.
Call us at any time
When it comes to lock repair, we're the best, fastest, and provide the greatest overall value in the greater metro area. While we don't wish a broken lock on anyone, we will be there if it happens to you.