One of the most common ways a locksmith will attempt to open your door is by picking the lock. Their lock picking kit will contain the tools needed to open your locks. Lock picking leaves your lock in good working order. Meaning that your key will continue wot work with the lock and it will not need to be replaced.
A bump key works in a similar way to picking a lock. Bump keys are designed to help a locksmith open a pin tumbler lock. The key is inserted and ‘bumped’ to align the pins inside the lock.
Unfortunately sometimes the drill does need to come out. Generally this is a last resort or if the lock has already been damaged and needs to be replaced anyway. Sometimes picking or bumping locks is not suitable. A locksmith should discuss this action with you before going ahead. You should agree to the lock being drilled and made fully aware of any replacement costs prior to this work commencing.
Hire a professional
Unfortunately lots of these tools are able to be sourced online. This means they are falling into the hands of unqualified peoples including burglars. It’s important that you check the locksmith you are hiring is reputable. You can confirm this by seeing if they are listed as a Master Locksmith member.
Get in touch with the friendly and professional team at Wynns when you need help getting back in.