Key Stuck in the Lock? What should you do?
Key stuck in the lock? Did you force the key to enter and now you can get it out? Or perhaps the key snapped inside the lock?
Don’t worry! We at Locksmith Melbourne can come right away to assist you. Moreover, we can even fix or replace your lock if it’s necessary. Our technicians are the most professional, so they will come within 20 minutes and assist you on the spot!
Feel free to call us at 03-8376-2399. We are able to take your call at all times! We are available 24 hours a day around the clock to come and help you.
In addition, we wrote down a shortlist of things you should do once the key doesn’t work properly or doesn’t turn the lock.
Don't force the key to enter -
One of the most important things you shouldn’t do when you find out the key doesn’t turn in the lock is to force it to enter. Pressing the key too hard can lead to its snapping inside the lock or worse – it can even damage the lock itself. Therefore, once you find yourself struggling to open your door, please call a professional locksmith to assist you.
Spray the Lock with Lubricant to Remove Dirt and Dust -
The second thing you should do once the key doesn’t enter the lock, is to lubricate the key-way. Sometimes outdoor locks can collect a lot of dirt and dust inside the lock cylinder. That can cause the pins to get stuck and prevent the key from entering and turning the lock.
Therefore, you should try to spray a little dry lubricant in the lock. You need to spray lubricant in the keyway and then try to insert the key a few times. However, in some cases, there is a problem with the lock itself that a lubricant spray can’t solve. In those cases, the best thing to do is to call a locksmith service for assistance.
Furthermore, please don’t try to unlock the door or remove the key by yourself. That is because without the right tools and the necessary knowledge you can cause serious damage to the lock.
Order a professional locksmith only -
We highly suggest you order a locksmith service only from a professional locksmith company.
That is because an unprofessional locksmith company is probably hiring inexperienced technicians. Meaning, most of the chances that he will damage your lock when he’ll open the door.
Consider changing your lock -
We know that in many cases when a key is stuck in the lock it means that there is a problem with the lock. Therefore, we highly suggest you order a locksmith and ask him if it’s better to replace the lock with a new one than just fix it. That is because, if it’s an old lock, the key will probably get stuck inside again.
We at Locksmith Melbourne are available 24 hours a day for all kinds of lock-related emergencies.
Please feel free to contact us whenever you need a locksmith urgently.
We also provide car lockout services, lock replacement, new car keys, and more!