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By: Christie A.
My Locksmith
Great service! Came on time (even earlier after calling me to make sure I was home). Installed a new dead bolt that I had previously purchased. Honored the price he had given me by phone. Nice and courteous. I will clearly call again next time I need Locksmith services.
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By: David g. K.
My Locksmith
Hands down the best locksmith I have ever encountered. Showed up same day. Arrived at the time he said he would be here. Friendly (which is important to me). Clearly knows what he is doing.My new locksmith going forward. Hands. Down.
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By: Nick A.
Affordable Lock and Key
Affordable Lock and Key in Myrtle Beach really is fast, friendly, and affordable. Very knowledgeable staff and very eager to help. Call Affordable Lock and Key!
By: Phil J.
Affordable Lock and Key
These guys are great! They really were fast, friendly, and affordable! Will definitely use again! Highly experienced in residential locksmith work!
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By: Agnes J.
My Locksmith
Good guy, opened my car door in a jiff! Came out, took care of the problem with no problem , The price was good as well .
By: Charles G.
Affordable Lock and Key
A good, honest, American owned local business. This gentleman sure got me out of a bind. Many thanks. - Charles
By: Jason B.
My Locksmith Pro
This is a professional and exceptional business. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services.
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By: Mike D.
My Locksmith
He was super friendly, helpful, and even taught me how to fix it myself. I would recommend him to everyone.
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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