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By: Chase C.
Eric's Lock & Key Inc
WOW! SUPER HONEST AND HELPFUL FOR FREE!!! I just called Eric with my problem and he told me what I needed to do, which was spray WD-40 in my locks (all 3 were seized) and what do ya know, VWALA!! Fixed :D He could of taken advantage of me and did the same thing himself especially knowing how simple of a fix it was and charged me $60 or so. Or could have came out and re-keyed everything and chargeD me $200 or so, but no! ERIC IS AN MORAL PERSON AND BUSINESSMAN!!! in a business which is lacking just that. I would recommend this man to anyone!! Thanks Eric!
By: Jocelyn H.
John & Clark Locksmith Chesapeake VA
I own a vacation home in Chesapeake and recently the cleaning crew lost the key to my house. Rather than drive all the way there and open the house and make a new key, I decided to call John & Clark Locksmith. It was determined that we would be changing the locks. I was very satisfied with the service. It was affordable and done in a timely manner. They even made extra keys for myself and the crew and put in a lock box with an extra key for if this happens again.
By: Hannah B.
John & Clark Locksmith Chesapeake VA
The receptionist that took my call was really helpful, and really took care of me. I appreciate her for being so genuine, and friendly. I recommend John & Clark Locksmith Chesapeake VA to anyone who needs a locksmith in Chesapeake Virginia
Tips & Advices
Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management. From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
  • If possible, research local locksmiths online and take note of any that have poor reviews or complaints.
  • When calling a locksmith, confirm their address matches what you found online or in a directory. Then ask for a cost estimate for the service you need, and ask to have them bring a written copy of this estimate.
  • Some states require locksmiths to be licensed. If your state is one of them, require the locksmith to bring proof of registration when they arrive.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
  • First, determine the type of lock you have, as well as the manufacturer or model if possible. You should also obtain measurements of your door and frame.
  • Remove exterior and interior knobs by unscrewing any visible screws you find. Many knobs will include a decorative cover on the interior side that can be removed.
  • Once you've removed the entire lock, find the screws on the inside of the door frame to remove the latch or deadbolt.
  • With everything removed, repeat these steps in reverse order to install the new lock.

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