Unlock a Home or Office Door

Hire me, your key will still work in your lock. Hire a $19 idiot calling himself a locksmith and you will pay more but get less, like a non-working lock.
Hire me, your key will still work in your lock. Hire a $19 idiot calling himself a locksmith and you will pay more but get less, like a non-working lock. See picture at the bottom of the page for a properly drilled lock. I won’t open your door with unprofessional tools used by my less skilled competition such as air wedges or giant pliers or even crowbars.

“Unlock my door!” 

I can get you back into your home or office (or car) without in most cases damaging the lock or door, unless it has certain high security features which make non-destructive entry time-prohibitive or the lock is broken. Fees for North Seattle addresses for both residential and commercial environments:

  • First lock is $75 total, tax already included, except
  • during Rush Hour (7:30-9am or 4:30-7pm): $85 total
  • or between 7pm-2am: $100-140 total
  • or on weekends (add $10 to listed prices)
  • or outside of North Seattle (variable)
Hire me to pick your lock and your keys will still work afterwards.
Hire me to pick your lock and your keys will still work afterwards.

The prices above are the service call and the work performed.  There are no additional fees.  Tax is already included.  My price is the same as advertised.  This includes if you have a broken key in your lock.

If you are locked out of your house, I will get you back in.  You will probably wait less than thirty minutes for my arrival, and picking the lock usually takes minutes.

I have a short response time for people in Fremont, Wallingford, Greenwood, Green Lake, University District, Northgate, and Ballard.

Sometimes drilling is the only way in. When you hire me, I drill out just the cylinder so that you don't have to buy a new lock. It's fast too.
Sometimes drilling is the only way in. When you hire me, I drill out just the cylinder so that you don’t have to buy a new lock. It’s fast too.
Here is a mortise lock that got drilled out by a cowboy without the foggiest notion of how to do it properly. They gave up on drilling the cylinder and began drilling directly in the lock and split the case. A new cassette might cost $300 plus a few hours of labor to install it.

Don’t let people use an air wedge to unlock your door. It’s a thin object somebody might stick between the door and frame and start squeezing a rubber bulb, slowly expanding the gap between the door and frame with great force. It will probably break your lock and there is a good chance it will break your door frame or door.

A doorframe busted by an air wedge, a tool misused by those who don't know how to unlock doors with better tools
This is a doorframe that suffered a stooge with an air wedge, a tool misused in this situation and not any better than just kicking the door open. The frame split along the screw holes. Now any strike installed on this frame will be screwed in this split. The door frame needs to be replaced or something extravagant like a jamb jacket or three foot strike plate installed.

If you are unsettled by the speed with which I am able to pick a lock I am also able to modify a lock, repair locks, and replace locks to be more secure on the spot.  If your lock can accept universal cylinders I can upgrade your lock cylinder for as little as $35. I am happy to add spool drivers or a anti-bumpkey kit to your lock, making bumpkeys and lockpicks less effective.

This is how to unlock a door with a credit card or gift card. It is provided for those in emergency situations with the legal right to enter the property they are attempting to enter, and those who use the information in this video do so solely at their own discretion, I accept no liability for whatever happens, blah blah blah.