Birmingham LOCK REPAIR
We Repair All Types of Locks 24 Hours a Day
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.
Our company has been a proud member of this community for many years. During that time, we have developed a reputation as locksmiths you can trust. We will be honest and let you know if we're able to fix the lock or if you should replace it. For the latter option, we will help you choose just the right lock according to your security needs and style preferences.
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.
Putting too much pressure on a lock to force it to open is one of the biggest reasons that locks break. Another is that the lock has just worn out over the years. Experiencing resistance when you attempt to open a lock is a sure indication that it could break soon.
How long will I have to wait for a locksmith to 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.
The repairs that take the least amount of time tend to be easy adjustments such as moving the strike plate of your lock to a better position. A more complex job would consist of something like changing an interior part of the lock to get it to work correctly. Whether your job is simple, difficult, or somewhere in between, we are here to help you 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Just Call us and someone will be at your location in 30 minutes or less.
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
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:
- 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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Why you should call us instead of one of our competitors
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
How locks get damaged
A lock can become damaged for a variety of reasons. One of the most common things we see is damage from someone attempting to pick a lock. While this can occur from someone trying to break into the home, it's more often a case of someone who lives there trying to get in after losing his or her key.
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 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.
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.
We offer lock repair you can afford
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 here for you 24 hours a day
Having a non-working lock at your home puts you at a huge security risk. Rather than possibly making the problem worse by attempting to fix it yourself, just call us for immediate assistance. We always try to repair the lock first. If that's not possible, we have a supply of replacement locks that we carry with us. We understand that you may want to add additional security features to your lock such as a deadbolt or keyless entry system and are happy to do this for you.
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
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 24 hours a day
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.