The contents of your safe should not be damaged under any circumstance while our safe locksmith is working to unlock the safe. However, there are some instances where the safe locksmith might have to cut into the safe or use other robust methods to attempt to gain entry. Ideally, none of these entry methods should cause any damage to the contents of your safe, but there is a possibility that it could happen. This depends on the nature of your safe (size etc.), so we want to make sure that you are well aware of every possible outcome.
In most cases, no. The safe locksmith is trained to use an entry method that will not compromise the integrity of your safe. However, all safes are made differently, and some have features that others do not make use of, so it is very hard to give a general answer to this question. Rest assured that the first method our safe locksmith will employ will not cause any damage to your safe. Some of the other methods employed to unlock a safe might cause some forms of minor cosmetic damage, but these are only used if there is no success using the first few methods.
The time it takes to unlock a safe varies based on the type of safe and the experience of the safe locksmith. Every safe varies by design and it is becoming a popular practice for many safes to have additional safety features. These features are put in place to make valuables more secure. Due to these factors, a safe lockout can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. The safe locksmith will let you know how long they expect the process to last. We implore you to be patient with them while they work to get you back into your safe.
Unless you are a professionally trained safe locksmith, we advise that you do not attempt to break into your safe. If you attempt to try and break into your safe on your own, you run the risk of damaging it and damaging the contents. We understand just how anointed you can feel when you are locked out of your safe. However, instead of breaking into your safe, reach out to a safe locksmith and they will be there in no time to help get you back into your safe.
In the unfortunate event that you have lost the keys to your safe, or you have forgotten the combination to the safe, make sure that you call a safe locksmith to help you get back into your safe. It is important that you do not try to unlock the safe yourself with any methods of forceful entry. Make sure that you get in contact with a safe locksmith. Then sit tight while they work to get your safe back in working order for you.