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By: Sandra C.
Citrus Lock & Security
I had need for emergency lock change at residence in Ocala. Unfortunately living out of town made it difficult since I knew no one in That area. I checked help and found Citrus lock & Security.After speaking with owner Bob I was immediately relieved that he would do the job. Not only was he quick to respond he was most professional and will send me the new keys. I am so glad to have found a company who is not only fair in pricing but is trustworthy and honest. I would recommend Bob to anyone who needs the service of a locksmith. Thank You Bob you sure made my day easier.
By: celia.heilman
Citrus Lock & Security
I contacted Bob at the last minute to assist me in changing locks on a property. He responded in quick and professional manner. His service exceeded my expectations. I was very satisfied.
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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