When your key snaps as you stick it inside your lock your stomach goes down… That’s absolutely understandable, as such a mishap poses a serious security danger. But how can you fix this breach, fast? Firstly, estimate did the key break in just two pieces of roughly same size, or are there more…
Make sure that you have lined up the nozzle of the lubricant so that it is inside the keyway before you spray. It will ensure that you will not have to labour cleaning the door, and the lock…Alexander Carson
Most of these methods require a bit of repeating over and over… Still, the try must be worth it as you’ll be awarded an option to get inside your home again!
Tools that May Come In Handy
In such a stressful situation, it may be difficult to remember all the tools you need to get. On that matter, refer to this list:
- Metal hair clips
- Bobby pin
- Paper clips
- Safety pin
- Button pin
- First aid kit
- Emergency kit
- Swiss army knife
These preparatory things are optional, but it will make the process faster.
Apply a lubricant inside the lock’s keyway. Perfectly, a lubricant should contain graphite. Oil-based lubricants, such as WD-40 might work too, but they can gum up the internals of the lock.
Don’t forget that there also may be troubles with the smoothness of the rotational plug. The only issue with a graphite spray is that it leaves a lot of hard-to-clean-up stains. Make sure that you have lined up the nozzle of the lubricant so that it is inside the keyway before you spray. It will ensure that you will not have to labour cleaning the door, the lock, and the knob…
You will also need a napkin or a paper towel to remove any of the excess lube that spills out of the keyway. Additionally, grab a pair of needle nose pliers. That’s because even though these methods will remove the broken key, pliers will help to get it out much quicker. As soon as the keys begin to look out of the keyway, simply pull it out with the pliers.