Kevin the Locksmith: the most reliable emergency locksmith in Portslade

Kevin the Locksmith Portslade offers a wide range of professional and reliable locksmith services in Portslade. This includes our call-out service for an emergency locksmith in Portslade. We pride ourselves on providing excellent value for money and the highest levels of service.

We generally reach properties in Portslade and the surrounding areas within 1 hour of your call.

Locksmith call-out prices can be quoted over the phone, so you know how much the emergency locksmith will cost you before making your booking.

Reasons to call an Emergency Locksmith in Portslade:

I've Been Locked Out Of My Home

"I don't know where my keys are.." and "I've locked my keys in my house..."  are common problems faced by many us at some point.

Kevin the Locksmith can help by gaining safe, non-destructive entry to the building to let you inside.

I Have a Broken Lock

Sometimes locks can get damaged and lock mechanisms can fail. This may be due to weather damage, age, lack of sufficient maintenance, corrosion or further factors.

Our Portslade emergency locksmiths can fully repair locks and bring them back to working order. If the locks are beyond help, we can recommend and install replacement locks.

I've Lost My House Keys

If you've lost your keys somewhere, we can get you back in to the building without causing damage.

If you wish, we can replace your lock(s) so no-one else can gain entry using the old keys.

My Key Is Broken

Old keys can get worn down or become warped, which prevents them from working correctly.

Our Portslade emergency locksmiths can cut you new keys on-site, that will work with any existing locks.

My Keys Have Been Stolen

"Someone as stolen my keys!" is always terrible thought to have. Don't worry, our Emergency Locksmith can gain entry to your Portslade home or office.

After gaining non-destructive entry, we can rapidly replace your locks then provide you with a set of brand new keys.

My House Has Been Burgled

Unfortunately, many people experience the misfortune of a burglary. Our Portslade emergency Locksmith can make houses secure by replacing locks and keys.

We have many up-rated locks we can recommend that will offer an improved level of security.

We can also repair any locks that were damaged during the break-in. This can offer savings over buying new locks.

I'm Looking for an 'Emergency Locksmith Near Me' in Portslade

When you have a lock-related emergency, it's important to get it sorted as soon as possible.

Kevin the Locksmith is your local Portslade lock expert and can get to you within an hour.

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Some DIY checks you can carry out before calling our emergency locksmiths in Portslade:

Emergency Locksmiths PortsladeDoor locks can encounter a variety of issues within the mechanisms. Here are a few things to look out for:

Are you using the right key?

It sounds obvious, but the simplest solution could be a mix-up with your key - check all similar shaped keys before calling our emergency Portslade locksmiths.

Does the lock need some lubrication?

Door locks in Portslade are exposed to all sorts of environmental conditions, including the Brighton sea air. These can dry out or corrode locks without appropriate maintenance. Try applying some lubricant and if that doesn't work, give our Portslade mobile emergency locksmith a call.

Is the lock frozen?

Temperatures in Portslade can often drop below freezing, meaning any moisture trapped in the lock mechanisms can freeze and stick components together. You can try appling warmth in the form of warm water or a hairdryer to melt the ice. If this doesn't work, there may be a more serious jam that needs proper locksmith investigation.

Is the key getting caught?

New keys in particular can have rough spots from the key cutting process or from everyday wear and tear. Try examining the key for anything untoward and if that fails, try drawing on the key with a graphite pencil before inserting in the lock. This will help 'dry-lube' the parts touching the key.

Is the door latch catching badly?

If your door doesn't make a satisfying 'click' when pushed closed, or requires excessive effort to shut securely, the latch and the strike plate could be out of alignment. Skilled DIYers may be able to adjust the latch plate on the door frame to allow the latch to sit better. Look for scrape marks on the latch plate which indicate where the two parts regularly make contact. You may find these marks are too close to, or overlapping, the edge of the latch plate.

Sometimes the hinges can be adjusted to improve door alignment, but if you don't fancy fiddling with the door, give us a call at Kevin the Locksmith, Portslade.

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