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Find a 24-hour local locksmith now so you're ready when an emergency happens.
Pricing for locksmiths can vary, so make sure you know the average charge before contacting a professional over the phone.
Not everyone is aware of all the services their local locksmiths can provide.
I know one thing, if you want to call into Walmart for anything ...forget it.Nobody answers phones in that place ...in every dept. listed except the Phar. and if you decide to have him transfer you to the auto store. -like he did me -he had no clue which he ask me to check the web site which is just another random Walmart number. Boy if somebody had an real emergency to contact somebody in there, they might as well forget it! lol
Interesting decor and menu selection. You can ask for the spicy sauce to be on the side to make your dish more or less spicy. Attentive service and interesting decor. I wish for a wider selection of seafood choices, but other than that- thumbs up.
I called in today to ask what time they closed at and was told 7 p.m. So I showed up at a little before 5 to get my oil changed. One of the guys working there told me that they "weren't doing any more oil changes today" and to "come in earlier next time, bro". I didn't realize that two hours before you closed was too late to get some work done. And it wasn't even like they had a bunch of cars to still work on. There were no other cars in the lot waiting other than mine. Yes, there were a couple of cars they were working on, but even then they had a couple of spots open in the shop. It seems ridiculous to tell me that you're open until 7 and then turn me away two hours before close.
My wife took her truck there for a oil change and they lost her oil cap I did not notice for a couple of weeks so I had to replace it. I know they lost it because they touched it last I asked them about it and they denied it. Fast forward 8 months she went back for another oil change they scanned her tag and gave her lots of excuses why they would not touch it long story short they would not touch it because we justifiably complained last time now because of that we are black balled from there which is just as well since I now refuse to let those hacks touch any vehicle of mine so even if you have a legitiment complaint they will discriminate against you so beware I refuse to give them any business from us again
MY REVIEW: DO NOT SHOP HERE UNLESS YOU'RE 80 YEARS OLD AND JUST CAME OUT THE HOUSE TO GET SOME EXCERSIZE WALKING AROUND. Originally from Northern Indiana, I normally prefer Walmart over Meijer, but this Walmart is horrible. I wish I could put a BIG FAT ZERO instead of one star. To reiterate the previous comments, THIS PLACE IS A JOKE. While I don't share the racial frustration, I don't believe this store will continue to be in business, unless some serious changes are made and especially while there's a Meijer less than a mile away! I tried calling 3 times and somehow the first time ended up on the phone with a customer in a dressing room or looking for dressing room or something? The second and third times, no one from the department I wanted ever came to the phone. And what kind of idiot do you have to be to close the self-checkout lanes before midnight and only keep 3 cashiers in a store this size? Who wants to stand in line for 15-20 minutes to buy deoderant, toothpaste and a data cord? And they're not even 24 hours! I came by about 1 am two weeks ago (before the holidays) and they were closed! As I made my way to checkout and the realization that each lane with a live cashier was backed up clear to the beginning of the clothing departments and the like, I dumped my items on the nearest shelf, advised the closest cashier to tell management to get a clue and walked out. Bottom line Walmart : you just lost a loyal customer twice; because I was also in the process of ordering from you online in case the item wasn't in the store.
There's a reason we call this the bad Walmart. I have had some good experiences here and some bad ones. Today just topped the bad scale. After 40 minutes, two overhead pages and the loss of my patience, I walked away from the crafts department because no one showed up to help at the cutting table. If I knew how to work their price gun, I'd have done the work myself.
a little store that carries religious candles and annointing oils..it is very legal...very legit..i shop there all the time..it's a great alternative to most local Catholic shops. many people go there from the yoga studio that's across the street
This Wal-Mart has the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE I have ever experienced. I was accused of stealing, after taking "coupon peelies" off of a product I WAS purchasing. The store manager and another employee then proceeded to follow me through the store isles to monitor my shopping. I will never shop at this Wal-Mart again and will most definitely be writing Corporate office about my experience.
This place is so awful! The customer service is a complete JOKE! The employees are racist(speaking from experience in dealing with some of these employees) and are NOT afraid to show their racism when they are cornered in their wrong doing. They are liars and will tell you one thing over the phone and the total opposite when you get to the store and get face to face. I wanted to return a product I didn't have a receipt for(due to it being something my husband bought me from there but was the wrong type).I called ahead of time (don't have the gas to be wasting a 30 minute trip for nothing on).I explained the situation as CLEARLY and SLOWLY as I could and made sure they knew I did not have a receipt for it. They said it was "perfectly fine" and to go ahead and bring it up and they would exchange it. I took it up there and after finding out there were no more of this item in stock,I was O.K.ed to get a more expensive model and just pay the difference in price.In other words I would be getting my money back for said item and then pretty much just buying the other item after my money was given back. This was o.k.ed by 4 managers. Well apparently one idiot didn't get the memo and decided that I was a liar,and just trying to get another item for more money for the price that was spent on the item I wanted to exchange. Then this racist idiot decided to ask 4 other managers (how many managers work here at one time!!!???!) that were not aware of the situation and they all agreed with her that it was to be with the same item and nothing else. I proceeded to tell them that I wanted to pay the difference.AGAIN in other words (explaining this to dumb people) that I wanted to PAY THE DIFFERENCE,get my money back for the wrong item and then just buy the other one if that made things easier on them. Apparently Pea sized brains cannot comprehend this.They acted like total idiots. not to mention 85% of the staff (every time I've been to this store) is either off in their own little wonderland,daydreaming,playing around with other employees instead of helping customers,rude just because they are having a bad day or are just hateful by nature,and completely IGNORE the customers altogether. Then they want to act like victims when a customer gets mean and nasty with them after how they were just treated. This walmart is the very definition of awful,its a joke and if there was one closer to me I would go to a different one instead of this one. If you get something don't plan on returning or exchanging it because they are liars and will tell you one thing and then turn around and tell you something else! THEY SUCK and THIS PLACE SUCKS!
You call for information I believe 15 mins is just a bit too long to wait. I have waitied in line for my meds at one point it's so slow I feel I need to start paying taxes for standing in line so long. You may want to get some one to run the drive thru window and someone for people who actually get off their lazy azz and come in. The worst walmart there is. God forbid any of your employees know anything as well.
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.