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By: cody.kropidlowski
O'Donnell Locksmithing Service
I thought they were great I had great service. I lost both keys to my motorcycle but they had no problem making me a new one and they even walked me through why they were doing it a certain way (which was making it easier on me). I would definetly tell anyone in the same situation to go hear!Thank you!
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By: Jessica L.
O'Donnell Locksmithing Service
Locked out of my house in freezing temperatures. Very quick response to my call and quickly got my into my home for a great price!
By: Norman D.
O'Donnell Locksmithing Service
Did a great job. Came to our location and had the problem fixed quickly!
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By: Bonnie K.
B & D Lockshop
Very fast and reasonable! Great to work with!
By: john.laflash
B & D Lockshop
Fast and Easy, responded in minutes! Thanks
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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