Locked out? We’ve all been there. Whether we were rushing off to work and forgot our set of house keys or closed the car door without thinking, getting locked out is an unfortunately common hassle.
It may be tempting to try and pick the lock yourself in these situations. After all, if all those people in movies can do it with a credit card or a bobby pin, why can’t you? However, unless you want to risk permanently damaging your lock, making for a far bigger problem than simply being locked out, you should always call on a professional locksmith to do the job for you. Whether it’s bright and early in the morning or in the middle of the night, 24/7 emergency locksmith services are available to you, courtesy of K&M Lock and Key.
Locks are designed specifically to work only with their corresponding keys. However, when the key is misplaced or unavailable, people try to make other objects work as substitutes. Jamming safety pins, needles, scissors, or bank cards into a lock opening is not the best strategy to pick it open. Imagine if a chunk of metal from a paper clip broke off inside the key hole and the further work that would result in. If you’re too forceful, you could even manage to break the lock! If you damage a lock to the point that the original key will not function properly with it anymore, your only solution is to replace the lock itself, which can be time consuming and costly.
Lock picking, when done by a professional, is a fairly simple process and can allow for an undamaged lock to be reused later on. Professional locksmiths understand the different components of the interior of a lock, and can decide what method is best to unlock it with minimal force. Equipped with professional lock picks that are strong enough to withstand breakage while still maintaining the integrity of the lock, professional locksmiths like those at K&M Lock and Key are able to gain you entry into your locked door and advise you as to whether replacing or rekeying the lock will be necessary in order to avoid future issues with it. Emergency locksmith services ensure you’re taken care of and secure no matter what time of day it is.
Locked out or anticipating the need of a professional locksmith? Call us at 443-547-8590 or visit our homepage at / for more information.