Overland Park 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.
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 my own lock when I notice that it is broken?
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.
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.
How will I know when it's time to replace a lock?
When you insert a key into a lock, it should go in smoothly without you needing to place extra pressure on it. It should also turn easily in both directions. It could be a sign that replacement is near if one or both of these things don't happen. There's also the possibility that you want to replace a lock that still works fine but has outdated security features. We are happy to help you assess the situation and make a recommendation that takes your personal circumstances into consideration.
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.
What is the average wait time for repair of a 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 do you recommend I do if I put a key in a lock and the lock 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.
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:
- Commercial locks
- Residential locks
- Emergency lock repair
- Garage door locks
- Keyless entry locks
- Automotive 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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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:
- 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
- Our locks come from some of the company's top manufacturers
- We offer fair and transparent pricing
Common causes of damage to locks
Many reasons exist for a lock to sustain damage. We have found that the most common one is the attempt to pick a lock. This usually occurs when someone forgets his or her keys and tries to gain access without one. It could also happen due to a burglary attempt.
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
Breaking a key off in a lock can damage the mechanism of the lock. To avoid damaging the lock further, call us right away for help.
We offer lock repair you can afford
We believe in being completely upfront with our pricing. The quote you receive from our dispatch operator is the same one you will pay when we hand you your bill. No one likes added fees that they weren't expecting to have to pay.
We're here for you 24 hours a day
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 have the experience and equipment to repair most lock brands. Additionally, we can repair all lock styles, including deadbolts, profile cylinders, mortise locks, and many others. Below are some of the lock manufacturers we work with most often:
- 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.
Call us 24 hours a day
When you need a dependable and honest locksmith, please call us at any time. Whether it's an emergency or a more routine matter, we are happy to help.