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9720 Hillcroft StHouston, TX 77096
I started going here 20 years ago because of all the blue ribbons they won from the late Marvin Zindler for having one of the cleanest kitchens in Houston. (I sure miss Marvin and his blue ribbons now, they were such an honor to win . Sure wish Channel 13 would get a new reporter to try and fi…
4870 Beechnut StHouston, TX 77096
We first went here as an afterthought while holiday shopping in Meyerland, and were certainly glad we did -- this place is amazing! HUGE oversized slices came right out of the oven onto our plates, and a surprisingly good rich, creamy New England clam chowder. The only thing that could use a lit…
604 Polk StHouston, TX 77002
All I need to say is humongous portions and incredible food. Especially the Greek pizza. If you work downtown or plan to be down there for an upcoming event ... Then this is a must. Ignore the other review, they have no clue what they're talking about.
5909 South Loop EHouston, TX 77033
Christine York is unprofessional and very rude, even though you are her customer and she makes $$ from you. Her estimate was actually wrong as well, and she ended up selling our jewelry for less than we contracted for. She also allows prospective buyers to take the ring and 'try it out' -- we …
11755 W Little York Rd # B-103Houston, TX 77041
I work close to this Pizzeria so I have given them a few chances. The pizza is okay and they usually serve it right away because its premade, they just add the toppings and reheat it. If you order anything other than the pizza you had better not be on your lunch hour. Twice I have ordered lun…
2077 S Gessner RdHouston, TX 77063
I had lost my son in a car wreck in 1995. His name is Steve Kiefer. Today I was going thru his items and I found this letter. It had that a donation was made to The York Children's Foundation in my sons name. I was so happy this was done. It said that the donation was made by Mr. Heil, he has p…
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I needed a high security key programmed for my Honda Accord 2006. The locksmith did it efficiently and was friendly. I would recommend to anyone!
Simply called to ask if they made any bike keys seeing that they are locksmiths. And the lady over the phone has a attitude. Very bad experience
Words cannot express how pleased I have been with the care, love, and learning my children have consistently received at Primrose School of Eldridge Parkway.My daughter and son currently attend this Primrose location. My daughter is now in preschool but Primrose has been her home since she was about 8 weeks old. My son is 1 year old and also began at 8 weeks of age. I continue to be impressed with the effects of early stimulation and engagement for such young infants, and the inquisitiveness and wonder created in my preschooler by the challenging yet engrossing and fun curriculum. Most importantly, this facility has become like an extension of our family. I know that when my children are here, everyone throughout the school knows their names, and they are treated with nurturing and love to rival what they receive at home. This is precisely what has kept me at this location since 2014. As a working mother, the only thing that allows me to be effective in the workplace is knowing that my children are cared for, and the Primrose staff are truly the reason that I can go about my daily business without being racked with guilt or worry about my little ones. It is a wonderful thing to hear your children speak about their teachers, friends, and experiences with excitement and joy, and to see them grow more outgoing and knowledgeable by the day. I could really go on and on about the consistently high quality of the curriculum and care, and the welcoming atmosphere. I always enjoy dropping my children off and I feel that, no matter when I enter a classroom, everything is going to be orderly and as it should be. Unfortunately, I will be leaving this location to transfer to Primrose of North Mason Creek for logistical reasons, and I am very sad to leave our Eldridge Parkway family; however, I’m comforted by the knowledge that we are staying within the Primrose family of schools, and the consistency we have come to rely on will continue for my little ones.
From getting automotive work done on our cars to actually purchasing a vehicle, our family has had a number of different experiences with Kelso automotive. Without question, all our experiences have been truly fantastic. We've been dealt with fairly and honestly every time. Ultimately, by their actions, Steve, and his team, have earned our trust. Our family would highly recommend them without hesitation. They are the best.
I was locked up one time and I called this company, I was really surprised that they got to my location that quick. Great communication, prompt response, quality work!
Still involved in a lawsuit with this company after two years. Tree fell through my house and they made a horrible situation worse. Wouldn't return phone calls, refused to pay replacement value even though my policy covered replacement value. Had to spend thousands of dollars of my own money to get house finished. I'd be very leary of the glowing reviews on this site and would check out Google reviews where ARI has a 1.9 out of 5.0 star rating.
WORSE INSURANCE EVER! the lady who was helping me names edith has no manners and no professionalism at all. she yelled and hung up on me various times and told me to stop calling and bothering her.
This dealer is giving Hyundai bad selling experience with their scams/rip-offs in "options". Save yourself the trouble and go to other dealer you can trustCurrently we love our Hyundai & the warranty. But, after this dealer bad experience, we may not buy another Hyundai, and just get other brand with an honest dealer that meets their "Transparency policy"We went to them for the online price, we knew what car we wanted and in what color. It was soldWe waited 4.5hr until they found it, the salesman brought us the paperwork, one of the charges was “Options” for $1,295, we asked about that, he said they were options to be included in the car, we asked which onesHe checked and said these 8 options, we wrote them: Tint, Mudguards, Wheel Locks, Nitro, Medkit, BumperApp, FloorMats, CargoTrayWe told him we didn’t want some, he said they could cut the price in half to $647 including all 8 options, we agreedWe asked the salesman for a copy of the paperwork we signed and he said "We cannot give you a copy, it's in our policy", you will get a copy in your files at the end (We never got it).We left a deposit, next day we got called and inspected the car, of the 8 options paid, 5 were missing: Mudguards, Wheel Locks, Nitro, MedKit, BumperAppWe understand mistakes can happen, but is not that hard to check for 8 visual things. Seems they don’t pay attention to the optionsWe weren’t sure if the mudguards & the nitro were installed or not, we asked the salesman and he was going to ask, we never got a replyWe signed the final paperwork and paid. The person who assisted us through the payment was professional and straight forward, excellent service. The car got out from their shop, we inspected it again and still 3 options missing: Mudguards, Nitro, MedKit. We insisted for the medkit until we got it, and because we weren’t sure of the mudguards & the nitro we decided to leave and check laterThen we confirmed the mudguards were missing. We got a call from the salesman to evaluate the service and told him about the missing mudguards, he said he would check and call back, but never did!Sent an email to the salesman and he just replied:“I just checked with my manager about the mud guards, and the mud guards were not apart of the negotiation they were on the black Kona that you were looking at”Later confirmed they didn’t install nitro either. We sent another email to the salesman & the general manager with a picture of the options. Salesman didn't even bother to reply at all, and the general manager email got returnedWe went to the dealer the next weekend to solve this two missing options (mudguards & nitro) in person.The manager said “mudguards” were not included with our car. Then why the salesman said it was? We agreed, signed and paid based on that We asked, what did we paid for "Options" then? They just showed us a recently made laminated paper that was never shown to us before$1XX Tint$3XX Installation (never got a clear explanation of this)$150 Wheel Locks (Hyundai website priced it for around $50, $150 is a rip-off)$XXX for NitrogenTotal cost $700The manager said this has an actual cost of $1,295, a total rip-off even at $700I told the manager about the overcharge in the wheel locks and what Hyundai said the price should be, he just went to check and told the salesman to correct the laminated paperWe got scammed/ripped-off about the options & now overcharged for options we never signed on, at those rip-off prices!In the end the manager did nothing to solve the last missing options, neither refund the overchargesAt that point we were mad of being scammed/ripped-off so we didn’t care anymore, we wanted to leave & never get back, so we told them to leave it, and the manager just stood up and left.
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Really long story short, Royal Air was referred by home warranty company. First time they were scheduled they were late for the block of time they gave. Then after not fixing the problem, tried to sell overpriced systems with a discount. Because problem was not fixed, home warranty company scheduled them again, against my wishes. After not showing after the block of time they again gave me, I learned I was not on their schedule. In fact I learned from home warranty that Royal Air cancelled alleging I was not responsive. This company lacks integrity, professionalism, promptness, and customer service.
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.