Encino ANYTIME 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.
No one plans to have a lock break, especially when it's late at night and you can't get into your own home. Those factors alone can produce a lot of anxiety, especially when you're concerned about finding a locksmith company that's available to help you. We will dispatch a locksmith to your location within minutes of your call to us. Just call our residential locksmith division whenever you find yourself in a situation of needing immediate lock repair.
Should I attempt to repair the lock on my own?
It isn't always possible for us to answer this question without knowing the extent of the lock damage. We are happy to evaluate your lock and answer that for you, but it's usually better just to have a certified locksmith handle the situation from the start. When you don't have locksmith training and experience, you could end up damaging the lock further and will need to replace it.
You can trust our years of experience working with all types of broken locks as we evaluate and repair the damage to your lock. In situations where we can't repair the lock, we will advise you on your various options for replacement as well as help you select the one that works best for the security and dEcor needs of your home.
What are some of the indications that it's time to replace my 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 There's also the possibility that you want to replace a lock that still works fine but has outdated security features.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.
How long will I need to wait while you 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.
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?
Your lock may need replacement if this happens. We encourage you to call us right away and we will come to evaluate the situation. While you're waiting for a locksmith to arrive, try spraying lubricant into the key opening if you have any. This may or may not allow you to open the lock. Even if it does, it's best to follow through with having us evaluate the lock. You can consider it an early warning that the lock is beginning to malfunction.
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
There's something comforting about knowing you can reach an emergency locksmith regardless of the day or time. , we strive to leave you feeling delighted with our service. It's never enough for us that you simply feel satisfied.
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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
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 lock maintenance or using the wrong cleaning supplies
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
When a key breaks into two or more pieces, some parts of it can get stuck in a lock. This can have a big impact on its functioning. If you break a key in your lock, please contact us for assistance rather than try to extract it yourself.
Affordable lock repair that comes to you
When you call our dispatch center for service, the operator will quote you a price that won't change after we complete the job. We believe in fair and straightforward pricing and we never add any hidden fees.
We're always available to help with your lock problem
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.
Brands of locks that we repair
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
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.
Whenever you have a locksmith need, we will be there
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.