Gustave Caillebotte (Fr.1848-1894). The Floor Scrapers, 1875. Courtesy and Collection Musee d’Orsay, Paris.
Silver Strand News is adding a Community Bulletin Board to our site. We are starting small with home services and will see how it goes. We may expand to other things like items for sale or free, garage sales and so on. But for the moment….
Here’s how it works:
1) Readers can contribute recommendations about various home services including termite exterminators, plumbers, electricians, roofers, painters, handymen, floor repairs and installation, window washers, landscaping, gardeners, upholsterers, window shade and carpet cleaners, etc.
2) Readers can ask for recommendations on services.
3) Rules of the road: The Silver Strand News disclaims any and all liability for readers’ recommendations and does not endorse any particular recommendation. In other words, caveat emptor, no life-guard on duty, swim at your own risk. If you are doing serious repairs, we highly recommend that you check the company’s business license, get several bids and detailed written estimates from each for the job.
4) Hypothetical Post: We recently had to install new carpeting in our home. We used Expert Carpeting at 4500 Carpeting Lane, Carpetland ,CA…… Their website is:…………… (if they have one). Their phone number is:………………. Recommended contact:….. (if you worked with someone in particular). Their showroom had a great variety carpet samples in various price ranges. Their representative worked with us patiently, and came to our home to take measurements before submitting a bid. She also came at the completion of the job to make sure that all went well. We were thoroughly satisfied with their work which was completed in 1 day. They were timely and professional and the cost of the job including moving heavy furniture, removing and taking away the old carpet was fair and exactly matched their written bid. We were provided with instructions about how to care for the carpeting.