01/26/2015
By: David W.
Norfolk Locksmith 24/7
Not too long ago I got locked out of my company van. This was even more of a problem since I was on the way to a clients house and was already late, so I didn't want to call my boss and tell her. I found the information for Norfolk Locksmith 24/7 online and decided to give them a call just to see how expensive it was. Everyone I talked to was so friendly and the price I was quoted was so small that I knew I had to at least try it. The guy got out to me quickly and within moments of him getting there I was back in my van and on my way to the job. It was also really great that they accepted cards since I never have cash on me. Great service!
03/20/2015
By: Jane S.
Norfolk Locksmith 24/7
I'm not someone who usually writes reviews but I feel Norfolk Locksmith 24/7 earned this one. I'm a single mom of 3 little ones that had just gotten home from chuckie's cheese, the last thing I wanted to deal with was braking my key off in my door. These guys were understanding, quick, and very reasonable with the price. They had the kids and I back in our home in no time with a new key in my hand. Wonderful Work!
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07/21/2015
By: Klub M.
Maury Kroll Lock & Safe Service
Scheduling an appointment was easy. The dispatcher called ahead so the locksmith could arrive early. The job was well done. Avoid those "fly by night" locksmiths who are referred under a no-name umbrella company. This is a real local company, with company vans, and company employees, and verifiable company history. I only pegged them one star because they aren't open 24/7.
03/25/2013
By: matthy
Smart Pick Locksmith
Best you could ask for! I just moved to the area and needed all the locks on the house re-keyed. They were able to come out the same day i called, replaced a broken knob (That was broken before they got there!) free of charge, and had the best price in town. Friendly technician and great quality work. Thank you!
07/22/2015
By: Tiffany A.
Norfolk Locksmith 24/7
I am really impressed with the Receptionist this company has. I called last night, and she was so friendly, and really took care of my situation. I highly recommend Norfolk Locksmith 24/7 to anyone who needs a locksmith in Norfolk, VA
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09/01/2013
By: pookahatch38
Maury Kroll Lock & Safe Service
This company is very good at what they do. They've helped me time after time. The people are professional, friendly, and know their stuff when it comes to every thing locks and keys and safes. They are wonderful people.
01/13/2015
By: Polina L.
Smart Pick Locksmith
Victor is very knowledgable and professional. Was on time and helped me and my husband get back in the house. He followed up next day and helped us replace the old locks.
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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