How to prevent a broken key from happening

Sometimes unexpected things happen. Usually, there is something we can do in order to prevent it from happening but other times the only thing we can do is to find a solution. For example, imagine arriving at your home but suddenly the key isn’t turning and you can’t manage to open your door.

Situations like this can happen to everyone, anytime and anywhere. Meaning, you can even find yourself struggling to get inside your office or even to your car. 

In addition, we know how frustrating it can be to not be able to get into your house. Especially because you don’t know what you did wrong. You insert the key and try to unlock the door like always. Only this time – The key got stuck inside or even worse – it got broken in half and a part of it is still inside the lock!

Now, not only have you lost access to your home. But you’ll also need to make a new key for your house and find a temporary way to get inside.

What should you do in case of a broken key situation ?

 In case you’re facing a broken key situation, the best thing to do is to call a professional locksmith service to help you get the key out and make you a new one. We know that today there are many DIY videos where you can learn from them how to get the key out yourself and even to open the door. However, it can cause serious damage to the lock if you don’t do it right and will eventually cost more money to replace the lock.

Locksmith Adelaide is here to help you at all times! We are available 24/7 for all emergencies. We can be in your location within ONLY 20. Moreover, our professional technicians carry with them all the necessary tools in order to help you on the spot!

Further,  we wrote down a few things you can do in order to prevent situations like this from happening.

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Tips on how to avoid situations like this from happening?

  1. Be more gentle when you use your keys: try to use less force when you enter the key to the lock. That way you can minimize the chances of getting your key to break inside the lock. Moreover, keep your lock lubricated by using a standard and easy to find spray (WD40 for example). By doing so, the key will go in more smoothly and you won’t have to struggle to enter the key into the lock.
  2. Use your key only for the original purpose- meaning, only to open the door: Using your keys for any action that isn’t locking and unlocking the door (for instance, open a can), will cause serious damage to the key and wicker it. So, please remember to use your key only to open the door. That way you minimize the chances that the key will break.
  3. Never force the key to enter: If the key is not entering properly, take it out and order a professional locksmith service to check what is the problem. Moreover, please recheck, maybe you’re using the wrong key, or inserting it wrong. Using too much force with your key will most likely lead to its breaking inside.
  4. Get your key replaced every couple of years: As a result of being made from a soft metal, the key has shorter durability than what most people will think. So, in order to keep your keys in their best shape, you should change them once in a while. Furthermore, if you notice that the key is starting to bend, have some damage on it, or if it’s starting to crack, replace them immediately! By that, you are making sure that the key won’t get stuck inside!

Please feel free to contact us at 08-7100-1992.

We are available at all times! Day or night, weekend or holiday – we can come and help you.

Our technicians are the most professional so they can fix any lock problem you’re dealing with on the spot!