Birmingham ANYTIME LOCK REPAIR
Need a Lock Repaired? We're Always Available to Help
Did You Come Home to a Broken Lock?
It can induce a sense of dread when you come home and see that the lock on your house or garage is broken. You naturally worry that someone tried to break in. Perhaps the lock was fine when you left for work this morning but wouldn't budge when you inserted your key in the afternoon. We understand that you need these problems fixed right away. This is the reason we choose to remain available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
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?
It isn't always possible for us to answer this question without knowing the extent of the lock damage. We are happy to evaluate your lock and answer that for you, but it's usually better just to have a certified locksmith handle the situation from the start. When you don't have locksmith training and experience, you could end up damaging the lock further and will need to replace it.
You can trust our years of experience working with all types of broken locks as we evaluate and repair the damage to your lock. In situations where we can't repair the lock, we will advise you on your various options for replacement as well as help you select the one that works best for the security and dEcor needs of your home.
What signs should I look for to know when 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.
An excessive amount of external pressure is the most common reason that locks need repair. Other locks will require replacement because they have changed from sturdy to fragile over a period of many years. In addition to moving more slowly, an older lock will produce greater resistance than a newer lock does. This is a good indication that the time to replace it is drawing near.
What is the average wait time for repair of a lock?
We typically spend 20 to 30 minutes repairing a home, garage, or auto lock. However, your wait may be longer or shorter depending on the unique properties of your lock and the extent of the breakage. We can give you a better time estimate once we arrive at your location and can evaluate these issues for ourselves. The locksmith technicians respect your time and will have your lock issue resolved as quickly as possible.
Sometimes the problem is as simple as adjusting your lock's strike plate. That is a best-case scenario. The situation becomes more complex when we need to change some part of the lock's interior component. No matter what the issue, the certified locksmiths at We can correct it. In the event that we can't repair the lock, we will help you find the best solution for replacement.
Is there anything I can do about a lock that won't turn after I put my key into it?
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.
Our customers have high expectations
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:
- Garage door locks
- Keyless entry locks
- Automotive locks
- Commercial locks
- Residential locks
- Emergency lock repair
While experiencing a broken lock is a stressful experience for many people, we are available 24 hours a day to fix the problem and get you back to living your life. We strive for 100 percent customer satisfaction. In fact, we feel so confident in our products and services that we offer you an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. If you don't feel we did the job correctly, just let us know and we will re-work it to your satisfaction.
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Benefits of working with our company for your locksmith needs
Our customers consistently praise our company and tell us they have a much better experience here than with any other locksmith company. Here's why:
- 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
- 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
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.
Lack of lock maintenance or using the wrong cleaning supplies
The key hole of a lock can become filled with dirt, debris, and everyday corrosion. It needs occasional cleaning to ensure proper functioning. However, some people don't realize that using an abrasive cleaner will cause further damage. A lubricant such as WD-40 is ideal for cleaning a lock.
Weather that's out of the ordinary, such as extreme cold, heat, or excessive rain, can cause damage to a lock. It's always a good idea to check the condition of your locks after severe weather in your area.
Parts of a key breaking off 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
Thanks to our fair and transparent pricing policy, you always know exactly how much a repair job will cost before we start the work. When you compare prices to other locksmiths in the metro area, you will see that we offer both affordability and value.
We're always available to help with your lock problem
You do everything you can to ensure your personal security and that of your family. Sadly, a broken lock can jeopardize it in a hurry. When you call our company, we don't leave you in a compromised position one minute longer than necessary. A locksmith will arrive to help you in 30 minutes or less, guaranteed.
We work with all brands and types of locks
We can repair or replace any type of lock, including deadbolt, profile cylinder, mortise, and countless others. Our company also works with locks from all manufactures. Some of the leading brands that we repair and install include:
- Marks USA
- Corbin Russwin
We aim to repair your lock whenever possible. If a lock is obviously broken beyond repair, we will show you several options from our inventory and help you evaluate personal factors to ensure you make the best choice.
Whenever you have a locksmith need, we will be there
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.