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  • Gardener
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    Gardener

    Can readers recommend a fairly priced landscaper or gardener to help maintain my yard? I have a smaller single-family home on a fairly large lot for Santa Barbara. I have hedges and fruit trees. It shouldn't be that much maintenance, maybe once a month, to keep everything looking nice. I usually do my own yard work but I'm heeding the advice of my kids since I'm not as young and spry as I used to be and I easily get tired. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • Plumber
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    Plumber

    I'm looking for a plumber to replace a section of deteriorated cast iron pipe that is in the crawl space under my Santa Barbara house. I have spoken to several companies and they are either too busy or do not want to do this type of work. If anyone can give me recommendations I would be most grateful.

    Thanks,
    TJ

  • Wood Floor Repair
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    Wood Floor Repair

    We need to do "spot" repairs on older wood floors, these include burn marks and some other spot staining from fluid. Can anyone recommend a local company who can do this, at a reasonable price? Thanks!

  • Gutter Replacement
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    Gutter Replacement

    Does anyone have recent experience with a gutter replacement company that they recommend?

  • Dependable Contractor
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    Dependable Contractor

    Can edhat readers recommend a dependable contractor for a small scale project? I'm looking to open up a closet wall to install a washer/dryer, and countertop installation is a plus. Thanks!

  • Granite and Stone Referral?
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    Granite and Stone Referral?

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a company that installs granite and stone in Santa Barbara. 

  • Move Out Cleaning Company
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    Move Out Cleaning Company

    I'm moving out of my rental apartment and I need a person or company to deep clean it once I'm out. Do readers have a recommendation?

  • Washing Machine Repair
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    Washing Machine Repair

    I'd like to know who if anyone has a recommendation for a washing machine repair person.

  • Termite Help?
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    Termite Help?

    We have a termite problem in our single family house. It looks like a tent job from past experiences. Any recommendations? Tips, hints, or alerts?

  • Indoor Antenna
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    Indoor Antenna

    I'm thinking of using an indoor antenna for TV reception and ending my cable service (to save money). But first I wanted to find out if anyone else in the area has done this, and how many stations can actually be received this way? I'd appreciate my neighbors' feedback! Thank you all

  • Electrician
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    Electrician

    I got the name of an electrician a year or so ago, but have lost the contact info. All I remember is that he has a Queensland Heeler that accompanies him in his work truck! But the guy himself was reasonably priced, quick and honest. Help!

  • Backup Home Generator
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    Backup Home Generator

    I've been looking at getting a generator for my home, inside the Power Shutoff Zone deep up Mission Canyon. I am wondering if anyone has installed a Standby Home Generator? I see the commercials for Generac generators and we personally have with their small portable unit (GP2200I) as our current backup, but their home units are newer. I've heard positive reviews from Cumming, Yamaha, and Kohler who also top generator producers consumers rave about. Anyone locally with home generator or a backup power plan?

  • Home Insurance Recommendation?
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    Home Insurance Recommendation?

    I've had my homeowner's insurance for decades and always paid promptly. I made no insurance claims whatsoever during any fires. But my home insurer is now cancelling me, basically for being in a fire-risk area, even though no homes in my neighborhood had any smoke or fire damage during the Thomas fire.

    Can you recommend any insurers who will provide reasonable coverage?

  • Cockroach Prevention
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    Cockroach Prevention

    Hi edhat readers, I need some advice. I've lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years in a variety of homes and I have never seen a cockroach. I've been renting a small 1930's cottage for the past 2 years and just in the last few months I've seen 3 cockroaches.

    My house is very clean but because it's old, there are numerous cracks and a general lack of insulation. I've only seen these in the bathroom and kitchen at night. Do I have an infestation or are these a few stragglers, and how do I get rid of them for good?

  • Dishwasher Parts
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    Dishwasher Parts

    I was recently told by a friend that someone in town will pay me for the working parts of my broken dishwasher, but he couldn't remember who it was. Great readers of Edhat, anyone know who this could be? Thanks!

  • Home Rental Suggestions
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    Home Rental Suggestions

    We're coming to the area for a wedding in August 2020 at the Montecito Club and want to rent a house closeby. What is the best area that readers recommend?

  • Kitchen Countertop Installation
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    Kitchen Countertop Installation

    Does anyone have suggestions for contractors or local businesses that do kitchen countertop installations? Looking to have either granite or quartz countertops installed and need an experienced and professional contractor who does high-quality work.

  • A Recommended Gardener for Hand-Weeding?
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    A Recommended Gardener for Hand-Weeding?

    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced gardener who can provide hand-weeding?

  • House Item Sales Consultant?
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    House Item Sales Consultant?

    Does anyone know of a consultant who evaluates household items (paintings,etc.) and sells them on a commission basis?

  • Local Moving Company
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    Local Moving Company

    I'm trying to find a good moving company for a local move. Who do edhat readers recommend?

  • Stucco Repair
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    Stucco Repair

    Does anyone have a referral for a reliable plasterer to do a small stucco patch?

  • Painters
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    Painters

    Was wondering if anyone has a good referral for painters. I'm looking for someone who can do interior painting of my place which is 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Hopefully someone who has attention to detail and is reliable. I checked the referral section and didn't find anything. Any help would be appreciated Thanks!

  • Structural Engineer Foundation Repair
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    Structural Engineer Foundation Repair

    I’m hoping the community can help. I’m searching for a structural engineer to inspect and make recommendations for repairs on my 90 year old home foundation. Can anyone recommend a good reasonably priced engineer?

  • Roof Repairs
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    Roof Repairs

    Can edhatters recommend a good roofer to do some roof repairs?

  • Getting Rid of Ants
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    Getting Rid of Ants

    Okay, we have done all the "normal" things, the non-toxic things, to try to deter them--cinnamon, cayenne, also spraying with a water/rubbing alcohol solution. Everything clean. But they seem to be desperate--in cupboards swarming over a skillet that might have a trace of oil left on it, crawling into a crock full of wooden spoons, etc, next to the stove, in the bathroom sink and bathtub, etc etc.

    What I'd really like to know is if others are finding them more persistent than ever before, and if you have tips for discouraging them from coming in the house.

  • House/Pet Sitter
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    House/Pet Sitter

    We are looking for a dependable, honest person to do house/pet sitting. We leave town occasionally, and are unable to take our dog with us. We are looking for someone we can trust to stay with our pet in our house and feed and walk our small dog for several days at a time.

  • Finish Carpenter
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    Finish Carpenter

    Any recommendations for a finish carpenter who can repair/replace a cross buck fence?

  • Roofer Recommendations
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    Roofer Recommendations

    Can edhat readers recommend a local and reputable roofer?

  • Pool Service Company
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    Pool Service Company

    Can anyone recommend a reliable and competent pool service company?

  • Rain Gutter Installation
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    Rain Gutter Installation

    I am looking for a referral for a (small job) rain gutter installation. Does the edhat community have suggestions? Thank you!

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