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03/19/2015
By: Kenneth W.
Danny Security Locks
Diego Lock and Key came in the middle of the night to help me out.This locksmith came to open my door in the middle of the night. This is also the only locksmith that I called that EVEN answered the phone. I saw lots of locksmiths advertising 24/7 service, but none of them even pick up the phone!! This one did. I waited about 30 minutes for the guy to show up, he opened my door for me and even let me pay by credit card.
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02/23/2015
By: Mitch W.
A Locksmith
He came all the way to Asheboro thru AAA to fix a front door. He did a great job! Took his time and then helped figure out the other problem with the door. Would definitely use him again. Wished I'd asked him if he did carpentry work. The deck out back needs work. Very friendly man.
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09/01/2015
By: Barbara S.
Mr Gnome Locksmith
Recommend Mr. Gnome to all. Very professional, honest and quick to respond. I will always call when I have key problems. Ignition on car would not turn over. I was stranded but only until Mr. Gnome got here. Happy!
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05/18/2015
By: Dave W.
Ardmore Lock & Key
The professionals at Ardmore Lock and Key are efficient, timely, and were very helpful. Should you find yourself in need of a quality locksmith, you need look no further than these guys. They are truly the best.
04/09/2013
By: nichole.gordon1
Mr Gnome Locksmith
Great job, highly recommended! It only took 14 minutes from the time I called for them to get here and have my door unlocked, thanks guys!
04/09/2013
By: nichole.gordon1
Mr Gnome Locksmith
Great job, would highly recommend! It only took 14 minutes from the time I called until they got here and unlocked my door, thanks guys!
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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