How to prevent a broken key from happening

Sometimes unexpected things occur. Sometimes we can prevent it but other times the only thing we can do is find a solution. For example, imagine arriving at you and the only thing you want to do is rest. But, suddenly the key isn’t turning and you can’t open the door. We know that situations like this can be very frustrating because you don’t know what you did wrong. You insert the key as usual and try to unlock the door like always. Only this time – The key got broken in half and a part of it is still inside the lock!

Not only have you lost access to your home. But you’ll also need to make a new key for your house and find a temporary way to get inside.

Therefore, In case you’re facing a broken key situation, the best thing to do is to contact a professional locksmith service. We know that today there are many DIY videos where you can learn how to get the key out yourself and even to open the door. However, it can cause serious damage to the lock if you don’t do it right and use the appropriate tools. Locksmith Brisbane is here to help you at all times! We are available 24/7 and ready to take your call anytime. We can be in your location within ONLY 20! Our professional technicians carry with them all the necessary tools so they will fix the problem on the spot.

In addition, there are a few things you can do in order to prevent situations like this from happening.

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We put together a small list of tips on how to avoid a broken key:

  1. Be more gentle when you use your keys: you can minimize the chances of a broken key by simply using less force when entering the key. Moreover, keep your lock lubricated by using a standard and easy to find spray (WD40 for example). By doing so, the key will go in more smoothly and you won’t have to struggle to enter the key into the lock.
  2. Use your key only for the original purpose- to open the door: Using your keys for any action that isn’t locking and unlocking the door (for instance, open a can), will eventually cause serious damage to the key and wicker it.
  3. Never force the key to enter: If the key is not entering properly, take it out and check what the problem is. Maybe you’re using the wrong key, or inserting it wrong. Using too much force with your key will most likely lead to its breaking inside.
  4. Get your key replaced every couple of years: As a result of being made from a soft metal, the key has shorter durability than what most people will think. So, in order to keep your keys in their best shape, you should change them once in a while. Furthermore, if you notice that the key is starting to bend, have some damage on it, or if it’s starting to crack, replace them immediately! By that, you are making sure that the key won’t get stuck inside!

In conclusion,

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