24/7 Emergency Locksmith Covering Essex & Hertfordshire

Table of Contents

  1. Locks
  2. The Most Common Lock Problems
  3. How to Prevent Lock Problems
  4. Emergency Locksmith Services
  5. How to Prevent Common Lock Problems
  6. When to Call a Locksmith for Help


Locks are an essential part of our daily lives, but they can also be a source of frustration when they don’t work properly. Whether you’ve locked yourself out of your home or car, or you’re having trouble with a jammed lock, there are a few things you can do to fix the problem yourself.

We’ll discuss the most common lock problems and how to fix them. We’ll also provide information on emergency locksmith services, so you can get help quickly if you need it.

The Most Common Lock Problems

There are a number of common lock problems that can occur. Some of the most common problems include:

  • Locked out of your home or car: This is one of the most common lock problems. If you’ve locked yourself out, there are a few things you can do to try to get back in. First, try using a spare key. If you don’t have a spare key, you can try calling a locksmith.
  • Jammed lock: A jammed lock is another common problem. If your lock is jammed, you can try using a lubricant to loosen it up. If the lubricant doesn’t work, you may need to call a locksmith.
  • Broken key: If you break your key in the lock, you’ll need to have the lock repaired or replaced. You can call a locksmith to do this for you.
  • Lost key: If you lose your key, you’ll need to have a new key made. You can call a locksmith to do this for you.

How to Prevent Lock Problems

There are a few things you can do to prevent lock problems. Some of these tips include:

  • Keep your keys in a safe place: This will help to prevent you from losing them.
  • Don’t over-tighten your keys: This can cause the lock to jam.
  • Use a lubricant on your locks: This will help to keep them working smoothly.
  • Have your locks checked regularly: This will help to identify any potential problems before they become serious.

Emergency Locksmith Services

If you have a lock problem that you can’t fix yourself, you can call an emergency locksmith. Emergency locksmiths are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you with any lock problem.

How to Prevent Common Lock Problems

Lock problems can be frustrating and inconvenient, but many of them can be prevented with proper maintenance and care. In this section, we will discuss some simple steps you can take to prevent common lock problems, such as stuck or broken keys, frozen locks, and worn-out locks.

When to Call a Locksmith for Help

While many lock problems can be resolved with simple DIY solutions, there are times when it’s best to call in a professional locksmith. In this section, we will discuss some situations when you should consider calling a locksmith for help, including when you’ve lost your keys, when your lock is damaged, or when you need to upgrade your security system. We will also provide tips on how to choose a reputable locksmith in your area.

Emergency locksmiths can provide a variety of services, including:
  • Unlocking doors: If you’ve locked yourself out of your home or car, an emergency locksmith can unlock the door for you.
  • Replacing locks: If your locks are old or damaged, an emergency locksmith can replace them for you.
  • Repairing locks: If your locks are jammed or broken, an emergency locksmith can repair them for you.

217 reviews on
Rachel Winterbone
Rachel Winterbone
Andy arrived very quickly, was very professional, knowledgeable and polite. He fixed both my doors so I’m now able to secure my flat.
Bradley Mallia
Bradley Mallia
Top man quick service!
Lucy Underdown
Lucy Underdown
Huge thanks to Andy who was with me in under 15 mins and had my door open in seconds after being messed around by another locksmith. Super helpful & professional- thank you!
Thomas Curtis
Thomas Curtis
Immediate response and quick fix
Cameron Nelson
Cameron Nelson
Really great and friendly service, got out to me in no time and did the job in no time. Would highly recommend!
I rang Andy when I had a key was stuck in the door and he provided very good advice and feedback over the phone. He took the time to show me a step-by-step guide on getting the difficult key out of the lock and kindly gave some maintenance tips to ensure it doesn't get stuck again. Highly recommend - brilliant service.
CrossFit Huntsman
CrossFit Huntsman
Efficient, friendly and full of knowledge.
Kai Gentilini
Kai Gentilini
Quick response, opened the door in about 30 seconds if that 🙏👍
Mi Baron
Mi Baron
Andy was very helpful and quick. I forgot the keys in the van and the van locked automatically. In less then half an hour the van was unlocked. This guy is a life saver believe me. Highly recommended ! 🙏 Thank you so much Andy once again for your prompt service ! Many thanks Mihai Fan Thai Sticks
Hayley Attrill
Hayley Attrill
Andy saved the day ...on my return home from my weekly shop to Aldi, I realised I'd left a key in my door on the inside of the house 🏠 🙃 after having a good little cry I called Andy and he was local so was with me in 5 minutes! £85+vat not a bad price at all ... thanks Andy till next time ha ha

Emergency Local Locksmith

Emergency Local Locksmith is a 24-hour emergency locksmith service that provides a variety of services, including unlocking doors, replacing locks, and repairing locks. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you with any lock problem.

To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

M: 07939 030 543
T:  01279 704 064
E:  contact@emergencylocallocksmith.co.uk