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Great Chinese food in the town. Delivery usually runs about 30-45 minutes to my place. Fried rice is great, not so salty/. Happy to have found this cheap Chinese takeout food restaurant.
I have lived at Lincoln green for a little more than 2 years. I choose Lincoln green instead of the other apartments because the rent was a little cheaper than the other in that area. But looking back I would have saved more money, time and aggravation if I just went across the street. The staff is friendly until you have issues or questions. Their demeanor will changed pretty quickly and give you attitude or just hide from you for as long as possible. When I call about issues that were resolved by the assistant manager they just use the excuse "the assistant manager is new so she didn't know what she was talking about"! The one person that is suppose to know what is going on does not! And ridiculously enough I am the one that pays for their mistakes! As if that was not enough, they messed up my final bill! I paid my bill then they gave my another bill. I called and no one could explain to me what that additional amount is for. They put me through to that same assistant manager and she said she calculated it wrong and that this new bill is the right one. I paid for that amount but after I moved out instead of getting my security deposit I get another bill with a late fee!! I called an they said I didn't pay the remaining portion of my rent! I told them I spoke with the assistant manager and I was assured that all they would be taking out of my security deposit was the trash and water fee. I already paid rent twice!! They said its in my contract to pay my rent and what they charge is correct! They said that whatever I was told verbally and written in emails from their staff is nonbinding therefore cannot be used. I asked her how I would have known to pay for a bill they never sent and the manager specifically told me there wouldn't be one. She just repeated I should have known that I should pay the first of the month.There is no accountability. I have never had to deal with this amount of incompetence and blatant robbery in my life.
Great location. I visited my friend in the university nearby. It's easy to find this spot. The Chinese food restaurant did not let me down. Cheap and big.
Try mariskada! You will dream about it till you back again!
The agents were very courteous, transparent, straight-forward and kind. They made my apartment search a smooth and well approached process. I would highly recommend Kriston McCard and Jasmen Eberhardt of Woodward properties to all looking for a home. Once again thank you!
Very helpful! Very accommodating. They were able to offer me what I need and made my stay a very memorable experience. I am giving this place a very high rating and recommendation simply because the staff are amazing. I never had this type of experience before on this type of service and that is the reason I'm happy.
Criston is very personable and made this an easy process. I really admire the way they did the transaction. More importantly, our stay has been nothing less but really, really good. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy a very nice atmosphere and relax. You won't be dissatisfied with the service you will receive here.
OMG!!! What to say!? Let’s start with the fact that I’m up on a Saturday morning listening to the sound of my bedroom ceiling melting away!!! Yup that’s right, I️ have been here 2years and the WORST management and maintenance on property I’ve ever seen. The review about down hill services was very true. I still have a unfinished bathroom from leaks now water is leaking through what they already started. My kitchen floor let’s just say the person under me is over it too. I spilled my pitcher of tea on the floor trying to get my two year old and the flooring and stuff is so bad just that small amount of liquid went through the floor. My closet door fell on my son. Myedicine cabinet falls apart because it’s from the 50s! They caulk everything in the bathroom and throw paint on everything else. The bathroom sink is stopped up every 5 days. Remains that way like everything else. Let’s not mention the hardest part about getting out of here the RENT keeps increasing and they have horrible ADMINISTRATION so they dont process checks or money orders right. They decided to have online payment just recently for a price of an additional $60. Oh and NEVER get locked out that’s an additional $30 in cash. Praying that the emergency number works. Like i said I am writing this because I’m pissed my bedroom celing will be on the floor shortly. THE APPLIANCES, forgot to add, are older than anyone born 1970. They aren’t compliant with the law. They never turn the heat on EVER. I have had my 2yr old here since he was born. Eli, let’s just say he is a fraud! “Management” whom ever they are, frauds as well. The two definitely don’t communicate and I’m sure everyone here is just as angered as my family!
Went to La Fusion Lounge last night for karaoke for my Sister-in-Law’s birthday. She got her Chanel purse stolen while we were there. She went to the manager/owner and she literally shrugged her shoulders and said “Hey, It’s Philly” and did nothing to make it right. The small bar was not even that busy. I happened to think that if they didn’t leave with the purse that it would be in the bathroom trash bin… and that’s exactly where I found the purse! … With $90 missing. This restaurant accepts credit cards during the day but at night it conveniently only accepts cash and has an ATM right next to the bar. So a thief knows that any purse there is full of cash. And when people get up to sing their song, every purse is almost guaranteed to have cash in it. This could be by design and the management and staff doesn’t do anything about it. Please be careful when going to this particular bar. They dumped it in the trash can and didn’t take her phone or cards or keys. Perhaps they were waiting for after we left or after closing time to retrieve the Chanel purse? I’m not accusing, just speculating. Watching for a pattern. If you’ve been robbed at this place before, please speak up you’re not the only one.
So far, everything was great. Lovely area, lovely staff. Lovely apartment. I have nothing bad to say about my stay here. Everything went really good and I can’t help but be thankful for many things. If you want a nice place to stay, wherein you can relax and have fun, this is definitely the place I can recommend. It is clean, organized and the people, you can tell that they are always willing to lend a hand to you.
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.