Most of us generally have contingency plans in place for when we lose a key or get locked out of our home or car—but another common problem that licensed locksmiths often encounter is a key that breaks off in a lock. When this happens, it can cause worry and frustration, but don't panic.
Here are some steps you can try if your key breaks off in your lock in areas such as Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Brandon, and nearby areas of Florida.
First, do not try to remove the key from the lock.
Removing a key from a lock can be tricky. Generally, when a key breaks, it is because the key has weakened near the base and too much force causes it to snap. Trying to remove the leftover piece of the key will end up creating more of a problem for you, as you can damage not only the rest of the key but also the lock itself. You need the proper knowledge of what tools to use and how to gently remove it, which is why it's best to call a locksmith. Causing more...