Liberty Locksmith Safe Opening Services
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Keeping important documents or cash and other valuable items in a combination safe is a smart idea in case of burglary, fire or natural disaster.
What can you do when you can’t get the safe open to access those important things?
Despite the numerous types of modern locking devices for safes – traditional combination locks continue to be a popular way to keep cash and valuables secure.
Trying to open a safe when the combination has been forgotten or isn’t working can prove to be difficult and time consuming.
It looks so easy to open a safe in the movies; just put your ear to it and turn the dial slowly.
For any reason the combination does not open the safe, it’s best to call a safe locksmith to avoid more damage.
There are a few techniques that a professional locksmith can employ to troubleshoot the problem and get the safe open.
Why is the Combination Safe Not Opening?
When a homeowner or a local business manager has a problem opening a safe it can be stressful.
Do not panic or begin taking drastic measures that could damage the lock mechanism.
The first step to getting the safe open is to identify the problem.
Forgotten Safe Combinations
If you have lost the combination to your fire safe, we can help. Sometimes, if you divert your attention to another task for a short period, the thing you are trying to remember will suddenly return.
You should also check with anyone who has access to the safe to be sure they have not changed the combination.
When you have verified that the combination hasn’t been changed from the one it had when it was purchased, there may be a quick fix to the problem.
Find the serial number, which is usually on the side or on the back panel of the safe, and contact the factory. There is a good chance that they will be able to recover the combination for you.
Depending on the type of safe a skillful locksmith should be able to manipulate the lock.
By listening for specific clicks and feeling the vibrations that a dial makes as it’s turned, a locksmith can find the right combination to unlock the safe.
This is the best way to resolve the problem as it doesn’t harm the integrity of the safe and can usually be completed in less than an hour.
Safe Not Opening With the Correct Combination
If you are sure the combination you’re using to open the safe is correct and the door is not opening, call a locksmith.
Usually there are three numbers in the combination. Spin the dial left, at least five times and see if the dial binds up. The safe door will usually always open when turning then combination to your safe correctly.
This may indicated a problem with the lever or hinges rather than an issue with the locking mechanism.
Often the first method for opening the safe is to pry the door. Applying grease to the hinges may increase success. You apply pressure and try to pry the door and bolt work out of the safe’s frame.
This is generally the least effective way to open a combination safe. It should be used with caution as there is a high risk of damaging the safe beyond repair.
Combination Dial Loose or Not Rotating Completely
When a dial seems to stick on a certain number or it stops rotating all together, this is the sign of a more serious problem with the lock.
Before taking further measures, check with the manufacturer. The factory may be able to send a professional out to troubleshoot the problem at no extra cost.
For safes that are no longer under warranty, the next step should be to call a locksmith.
League City Locksmith Opens a Safe
It may seem impossible to open a locked safe, but Liberty locksmiths have the tools of the trade to open the safe and repair it.
Safe Drilling Combination or Keys
If you have lost the combination, a tiny hole can be drilled into the safe. The locksmith will pass a small instrument inside and see how to open the lock.
Start by drilling a small hole in the safe. Liberty Locksmith will insert a scope into the hole to get an idea of how to open the lock.
This is an effective and is relatively inexpensive method. Some safes use key locks which can usually be picked open.