Billings LOCK REPAIR
We Repair All Types of Locks 24 Hours a Day
Lock repair when you need it the most
It can induce a sense of dread when you come home and see that the lock on your house or garage is broken. You naturally worry that someone tried to break in. Perhaps the lock was fine when you left for work this morning but wouldn't budge when you inserted your key in the afternoon. We understand that you need these problems fixed right away. This is the reason we choose to remain available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
Whether it's Murphy's Law or just bad luck, broken locks seem to happen at the worst possible time, which is rarely during regular business hours. Whether you need a lock repaired, replaced, or need help with another common locksmith issue, just give us a call any time to request immediate assistance. A certified and uniformed locksmith technician will arrive to your location in under 30 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
We are a trusted local locksmith because we put ourselves in the position of our customer. We wouldn't want to wait for a long time outside or pay a high cost to repair a broken lock and we don't think you should have to either. It's always our goal to save your lock, but we will discuss all options for replacement with you if that isn't possible.
How will I know when it's time to replace a 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 There's also the possibility that you want to replace a lock that still works fine but has outdated security features.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.
Exerting strong pressure on a lock is the top reason that people call us for repair services. Other times, locks simply become more fragile due to the passage of time. Besides a key that moves slowly when inserted into a lock, you can tell that the lock is getting old when you experience greater resistance in opening the door. Our locksmiths would be happy to evaluate your lock and let you know if replacement is a good idea.
What is the average wait time for repair of a lock?
The average time we spend on this type of service call is usually less than half an hour. Of course, individual factors play into whether you wait a longer or shorter period of time. Every lock is different, and we won't know precisely how long it will take to repair your lock until we see it in person. However, you can trust our expert locksmiths to work as quickly as possible while still maintaining high service quality.
The repairs that take the least amount of time tend to be easy adjustments such as moving the strike plate of your lock to a better position. A more complex job would consist of something like changing an interior part of the lock to get it to work correctly. Whether your job is simple, difficult, or somewhere in between, we are here to help you 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Just Call us and someone will be at your location in 30 minutes or less.
What should I do if I place my key in the lock and it 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.
What you can expect when you call us for lock repair or replacement
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:
- Residential locks
- Emergency lock repair
- Garage door locks
- Keyless entry locks
- Automotive locks
- Commercial locks
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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The benefits of being our customer
We frequently receive feedback from customers expressing gratitude for helping them out of a difficult situation. They're especially thankful that we're available any time, including days, nights, holidays, and weekends. Some of the other benefits of working with us include:
- 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
- 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
Actions that can damage locks
A lock can become damaged for a variety of reasons. One of the most common things we see is damage from someone attempting to pick a lock. While this can occur from someone trying to break into the home, it's more often a case of someone who lives there trying to get in after losing his or her key.
Lack of lock maintenance or using the wrong cleaning supplies
The key hole of a lock can become filled with dirt, debris, and everyday corrosion. It needs occasional cleaning to ensure proper functioning. However, some people don't realize that using an abrasive cleaner will cause further damage. A lubricant such as WD-40 is ideal for cleaning a lock.
Excessive heat, cold, rain, or wind can all take a toll on your lock. This is something that many people fail to consider. We recommend always checking the condition of your locks whenever you might experience any weather extremes.
Breaking a key inside of a lock
Breaking a key off in a lock can damage the mechanism of the lock. To avoid damaging the lock further, call us right away for help.
We offer lock repair you can afford
We believe in being completely upfront with our pricing. The quote you receive from our dispatch operator is the same one you will pay when we hand you your bill. No one likes added fees that they weren't expecting to have to pay.
We're here for you 24 hours a day
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.
Lock brands 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
While we always try to repair a lock before suggesting replacement, we need to evaluate it first to see if this is possible. We consider your security and style preferences as well as your available budget for locksmith services before making any recommendations.
Whenever you have a locksmith need, we will be there
It's reassuring to know that We are here for you no matter what. Please call our dispatch center to get the assistance that you need.