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04/02/2016
By: Chris C.
Guilford Locksmithing Inc
Excellent service! Broke my only car key off in my car lock, was able to get the broken part out. Contacted multiple locksmiths in the area and all were wanting to charge me a fortune to come out and make me a new key. This is the only one who was honest enough to tell me I could just bring it to them and have it made for hardly nothing. Had 2 keys cut within five minutes and they both worked with no problem. This will definitely be my go to locksmith if I need one in the future!
03/18/2012
By: maintgal
Amazing Grace Locksmith
I locked myself out of my home and needed to get to work. The gentlemen on the phone was quick to answer and send a locksmith. The locksmith arrived in less than 45 minutes. Since I live in God's country that is a great time. From initial call for service to on my way to work was just over an hour. Would recommend for their timeliness, start to the business of getting me in my home, and politeness. Thank you.
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09/14/2016
By: miss_reader2006
Guilford Locksmithing Inc
Excellent customer service. Guilford Locksmithing arrived quickly to my home and got me in my car and ready to go in 10 minutes. Super friendly. I highly recommend.
04/04/2017
By: Tori R.
Gate City Lock and Key
Great customer service. Arrived quick and lock change was done with ease. Price range was fair and affordable. Would recommend to friends and family.
10/21/2014
By: Roger W.
Guilford Locksmithing Inc
MULTIPLE YEARS EXPERIENCE AND ABSOLUTELY THE BEST AROUND IN ALL LOCK/KEY NEEDS.
02/24/2015
By: natalie1234
Guilford Locksmithing Inc
very prompt and good customer service..
11/11/2014
By: lockedout1
All Secure Lock & Key
GREAT SERVICE AT GREAT PRICES
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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