Emergency Locksmith Help
Typical Problems With Our Door Locks
Arriving home from work but be in front of a closed door is very unpleasant and quite banal. The situations, when to open the door is not possible even with your own key, happens often. Even the most high-quality mechanisms eventually fail for a number of reasons. However, before this happens, they send us signs of an impending breakdown. Therefore, if the key stops turning freely, it is a sign for an impending issue and you need to clean the mechanism. You can do this yourself or call the technician. But if the key is already stuck in the lock or jammed the lock, you have to call professional locksmith service. It is very important to understand what exactly happened with your lock.
There may be several reasons:
- Dust, dirt, metal chips or rust are formed in the mechanism
- Damaged key
- Someone tried to open the door with a poor-quality duplicate or a screwdriver
- Foreign objects are in the lock
- Swelling or skewing of the door leaf
The simplest solution is to ask for help from our company. However, when it’s after midnight and there’s no one to call, you’ll have to do it yourself or call 24/7 locksmith company.
How to open the door?
In addition to these options, jamming may result in incorrect removal of the key. The key in apartment locks is usually inserted and removed in only one position, so if it was pulled out in a hurry in another, it latches incorrectly. Accordingly, when you are opening the door the key is not fully inserted. In this case, there is an interesting and easy way that you can use without outside help. In this way, in the past, “housekeepers” often opened any doors.
The key must be inserted into the lock until it stops and hit it with moderate effort. You can use any solid object for this: hammer, stone, shoe heel, the main thing is not to overdo it with a blow. When the key is fully inserted, turn it and the door will be open.
If well-wishers left foreign objects in the lock, you will have to patiently tinker with removing them. To do this, you can use two thin wires with which to remove debris from the lock. The jammed latch can be opened using thin, flat and flexible objects, it can be a knife, a metal ruler, a plastic card. To do this, a knife must be inserted between the door and the box, tilted towards the handle with a knife, push the tongue and pull the door (if it opens outside). In other cases, you will need some tools. But it is more reliable to call a master who can handle any kind of lock without unpleasant consequences for the door.