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4711 Hope Valley Rd Ste 4cDurham, NC 27707
The staff is extremely friendly and informative!! I would not trust my hair to anyone else!
5314 Nc Highway 55Durham, NC 27713
William has always been caring about his customers, and giving them the professional services that they deserved. If you are looking for a new salo…
2706 Hillsborough RdDurham, NC 27705
Just moved here to the Durham area and I love this place, it's a little smaller but it really hit the spot for a new facial that I received from Cin…
6910 Fayetteville Rd Ste 600Durham, NC 27713
From Business: JCPenney is one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers. Since 1902, we’ve been dedicated to providing our customers with unparalleled style…
900 W Club BlvdDurham, NC 27701
From Business: 24-7 Locksmith Experts provides valuable 24/7 locksmith services which cover virtually all lock situations. These could be locks of residential, commercial or aut…
1801 Fayetteville StDurham, NC 27707
From Business: 24/7 Lock Solutions provides valuable 24/7 locksmith services which cover virtually all lock situations. These could be locks of residential, commercial or automo…
3800 Hillsborough RdDurham, NC 27705
From Business: 24/7 Emergency Locksmith Solutions provides valuable 24/7 locksmith services which cover virtually all lock situations. These could be locks of residential, comme…
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My daughter and I walked in and received service within 5 minutes. Great customer service and we will be returning.
Went in today and got a fabulous cut and style by Leah...She's very talented..She could suggest a style to flatter my face and the cut was very clean and well done.. I would highly recommend this salon.
Salon nasty. Service is terrible and the stylist is rude and unprofessional. I would advise anyone to find a better salon in the area because overall the experience wasn’t good at all.
The worst experience ever. Unprofessional unsanitary and not reliable with her aftercare services... dance studio and living quarters all under one roof
My brother called ahead to see if they could fit him in for retwist and style (locs) they told him they could take him, his usual stylist was out so he went to someone else there, long story short he ended up with a stylist that was working on 2 other heads as well as his and a hack job hairdo (that I had to fix when he got home) I'm including pictures because I can't believe they let him leave the salon looking the way he did. He's had his hair done before and it's never turned out this jainky and unpolished.
Back them you don't have to call in advance now you have to make appointment.����hope this change soon
I used to go to Mavis. She is very rude and lacks customer service skills. I would never go to her again.
First time at Endivo and it was a great experience. Mavis and Nichole are great and very welcoming. I am looking forward to my next Endivo experience. ...Sheila P.
I've used this company in the past here in Fayetteville, NC. The technician has good customer service skills and was able to develop are rapport with me which gave me the confidence to use this companies services again... Today however, I called the business (1-888-281-2386 FREE) to get all my doors lock change. I got the impression that the representative did not want to help me so I told him that I will call his technician direct. I didn't foresee a problem, figuring that the technician will report the job in however, the representative called me back saying that the technician will loose his job if I did that and attacked my character as being a bad customer and in so many words say that I am jipping the business by calling the technician direct.. I tried calling back to speak with the owner and he said he was the owner... I just cant believe an owner will yell and attack a customers characteristics like that... I don't call the locksmith often and don't know the protocols. I've never known an owner to do something like that. I would think that they would want to gain business not loose it. I will share this negative experience with anyone I know not to bring business to this establishment. Poor customer services skills
Excellent staff and services. You will walk out satisfied and feeling better than ever!
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
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.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
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.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. 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, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.