What happens when your key gets stuck in the lock

It’s one of the worst feelings in the world. You put your key in the door and give it a twist. For 99 per cent of the time, the key turns, and the tumblers all fall into place. The door opens and you go inside. However, in that one per cent of the time, the key doesn’t turn, and the end snaps off in the lock. What can you do? If it’s a serious issue, then you might need to call the 24 Hour Locksmiths Exeter based company Guardian Security.

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The answer might be simple.  If there is someone already inside, if you have a backdoor key and can gain alternative access, and you have a spare, in some cases, it’s just a case of pushing a key in the other end. This should push the key out. If that’s not an option, a strong magnet might be able to pull enough of the key out for you to withdraw it.

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If the key is truly jammed inside, then you have no other option than to get the lock replaced. This is very annoying, so it’s a good idea to have some insurance to cover the locks in your home. In some cases, such as window locks, it might just be that one unit needs to be replaced. The best way to stop this from happening is to check the key for bends and damage. It’s also a good idea to regularly check the lock and keep it rust-free with sprays like WD40

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