Hartford ANYTIME LOCK REPAIR
We Repair All Types of Locks 24 Hours a Day
When a broken lock prevents you from getting into your house
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.
No one plans to have a lock break, especially when it's late at night and you can't get into your own home. Those factors alone can produce a lot of anxiety, especially when you're concerned about finding a locksmith company that's available to help you. We will dispatch a locksmith to your location within minutes of your call to us. Just call our residential locksmith division whenever you find yourself in a situation of needing immediate lock repair.
Is it possible for me to fix my own broken lock?
We can better answer this question when we arrive at your home and assess the damage to your lock. Generally, our opinion is that it's always best to call a professional locksmith rather than risk doing additional damage to your lock. It's only in a small number of cases that a homeowner can repair his or her own lock.
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?
The average time we spend on this type of service call is usually less than half an hour. Of course, individual factors play into whether you wait a longer or shorter period of time. Every lock is different, and we won't know precisely how long it will take to repair your lock until we see it in person. However, you can trust our expert locksmiths to work as quickly as possible while still maintaining high service quality.
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?
A key should always turn after insertion into a lock. If it doesn't, that is a good sign that you need to contact our company to request lock repair. You may be able to get the lock to turn so you can access your home by placing lubrication in the key hole and then attempting to open the lock again. While that will take care of the immediate problem, it's highly likely that your lock still requires repair. If the lock still won't turn after you lubricate it, it has probably encountered a malfunction. That doesn't necessarily mean that you need to replace it immediately. Our locksmith technicians will survey the damage and let you know if repair or replacement is the best course of action.
What you can expect when you call us for lock repair or replacement
As a consumer, you have every right to hold your service providers to high standards. Our company holds a valid business license in this State and we are bonded and insured as well. We are also happy to provide references from other customers. When you find yourself in a bind because your lock won't open, call us so you can get on with your day and your life. We offer the following services:
- 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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Benefits of working with our company for your locksmith needs
We constantly receive compliments from our customers for making a stressful situation so much easier for them. Here is what you can expect when you work with us:
- 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
- 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
Common causes of damage to 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 routine maintenance or cleaning
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 or cold, flooding, and storm damage are all common reasons for lock damage. You may find that your lock no longer works properly after just one severe weather event.
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.
Call us when your lock doesn't work right
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.
Lock brands we repair
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
While we always try to repair a lock before suggesting replacement, we need to evaluate it first to see if this is possible. We consider your security and style preferences as well as your available budget for locksmith services before making any recommendations.
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.