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I've been a long time customer with very few issues until my husband's shirt came back with white spots all over it. I was told to leave it for the owner to see. Upon returning, the owner told me that it was deodorant stains. I respectfully disagreed because although some stains were under one arm, it was not under both arms, and the white spots were all over the back of the shirt as well. She proceeded to yell at me because I did not agree with her saying she was "tired of repeating herself to me" about the deodorant. I was also picking up 5 more shirts that day and 2/5 had stains. She failed to realize there was a problem with the cleaning and insisted my husband must be "doing something" to stain all these clothes and the shirts weren't even new. I will NEVER give them business again. It's not about the stains but rather horrific customer service from the owner herself. What a shame because I've been going there for such a long time.
When I went to my first PT session at Superior, I arrived in a wheelchair. I was in quite a bit of discomfort and had little mobility. With the exercises my therapist designed, I was able to begin using a walker. I went from dreading step up exercises to being able to walk up and down stairs. I have developed both the stamina and the balance to walk without assistance. More importantly, I no longer experience pain!During my time at Superior, I’ve learned many exercises which I can do on my own at home. But, one of the advantages of continuing on in their Wellness program is the positive support I get, not only from the staff, but also from the other clients. Their encouragement has gone a long way toward my continuing progress. The services they offer truly are Superior.
It is a disgrace to our judiciary system that they continuously appoint such an unqualified and notoriously partial parenting coordinators. Unlike her claims in being qualified, Mary is not LCSW, limiting her capabilities, nor is she willing to properly educate herself about the people and history in the matter. I am not surprised to have found this Consent Agreement and Order which was signed on May 18, 2012 claiming the same experiences I am having: http://lpcboard.org/Consent_Agreeement_Dermody_10_11_21.pdfMary C. Dermody has not been objective in the case and imposes rules on one parent and does not hold them forth on the other parent. She has been extremely unprofessional in the way she handles her clients. This abuse case was appointed to her and she has verbally stated "I don't have time for this" multiple times, nor does she timely return client phone calls. She also refuses to monitor Our Family Wizard as the courts have mandated. Our protection should not be in the hands of this woman.People like myself should not have to spend thousands of dollars to protect their children from a parenting coordinator that has been proven incompetent to her job since her personal marriage failed as well as blatantly confirming she has no interest in providing her services for the safety and welfare of the people. Mary Dermody should be sanctioned by the LPC and LMFT board and unable to continue practicing and Jefferson Parish Court House should disdainful her.
I had completely torn my Rotator Cuff away from my shoulder. I had surgery to reattach it and had physical therapy at another facility . I was not happy with my arm, not being able to lift it as high as I wanted. I went to Superior and they were able to get my arm a little higher then it was. I have been to Superior for other problems and they have always done a '"superior" job. everyone is so friendly and know what they are doing. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Carolyn H.
I did business with this cleaners 2 times in the last month and brought in men's shirts to be cleaned and medium starch. When I picked up my second set of shirts, I was given only one shirt and the other shirt had to be found. Additionally only one shirt was starched. In the middle of the floor are three buckets collecting water from a dripping A/C unit not far from the clothes. Not a professional establishment.
She shouldn't be helping people..Don't care about other people time.She is unprofessional. She is a liar. She makes to many mistakes with others money.. If she was giving free sessions don't go.
This Cleaners does not do a good job. I had shirts I wanted medium starch and when I picked them up they were not starched and there were faint burn marks and they were not pressed on the seam. The shirts looked horrible. I won't be going back. The owners before that were great, but the new owners are horrible.
I had rotator cuff surgery in January 2015. Of course with this type of surgery rehabilitation is of utmost importance. I must admit the results I received after doing the first several weeks of PT amazed me. I think that Mike McNeal and his staff is excellent. The entire staff treated me with total professionalism. If I had questions or concerns they were addressed immediately. The facility is set up to encourage you to work well to complete your treatment plan. The equipment was always clean and working appropriate. The billing department handled payments with utmost privacy. The email reminders of your appointment was very convenient. Overall I feel that my experience at Superior Rehabilitation was excellent.
One of the best run medical practices I have ever had the pleasure of using. Robin was my physical therapist and was knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Everyone at Superior was a pleasure to work with! I would refer everyone and anyone to Superior Rehab!
Eric's Cleaners is great. I have been here several times for alterations and tailoring. It's the only place in the area I trust with tailoring suits and jeans. Along with doing great work, Inny is fast and friendly. It is not easy finding a good tailor. Look no further.
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.