The Best Plumbers in Marin County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To HirePlumbers in Marin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the plumbing contractors who have met a higher standard than the minimum California regulatory standard. They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, have liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with the plumbing services in Marin County CA, including for plumbing repair, copper repiping, plumbers for new construction, commercial plumbers, 24-hour emergency plumbers, clogged drain repair services and more.
Updated May 13, 2016
|Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.|
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4244 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Contractor's License #519618
Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael CA, Sausalito CA, Mill Valley CA, Tiburon CA, Corte ...
Services: Marin plumbers for plumbing repair, residential plumbing, commercial plumbing, ...
Key Brands: Kohler, Moen, Bradford White, Noritz, Insinkerator, State Industries
|Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating|
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3333 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
State License #414359 (C36,C20)
Areas Served: Bay Area incl. Marin County, San Rafael CA, Mill Valley CA, Tiburon CA, Sausalito CA,...
Services: plumbing contractors for all home plumbing repair and plumbing needs including ...
Key Brands: Bosch, Bradford White Water Heaters, Delta Faucet Company, Grohe (Grohe Plumbing ...
|San Anselmo Plumbing|
PO Box 201
San Anselmo, CA 94979
|Gene Burch Plumbing|
14 Commercial Blvd # 135
Novato, CA 94949
PO Box 1384
Sausalito, CA 94966
456 Via Herbosa
Novato, CA 94949
PO Box 281
Mill Valley, CA 94942
The state of California requires plumbing contractors in Marin County CA to be licensed by the state, such as with the C36 license specifically for plumbing, which requires passing a trade exam.
But the state license for plumbers is no guarantee that any particular plumbing company in Marin County CA is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying customers.
This makes it all the more significant that all residential or commercial plumbers in Marin County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, proof of liability and workers comp insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.
Good Plumbers in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA Perform Numerous Services
The best plumbers in Marin County are capable of much more than fixing leaky faucets or a clogged toilet. They are required to be adept at all aspects of piping, connections, and waste disposal systems in your home. Basically, the plumbers handle anything that moves, removes, stores, or controls the temperature of gas or liquid.
With such a wide range of required expertise, it's understandable that some plumbers in Marin County specialize. Some are commercial plumbers in Marin County and others specialize in plumbing for new construction. Fortunately, you can still find good plumbing companies in Marin County by the specific service specialty you need.
General plumbers in Marin County have experience doing leak detection and leak repair, and fixture replacements. Plumbers also unclog drains and pipes with Hydroscrub jetting or other high powered jetting systems, which they can then outfit with backflow prevention systems. But if you need resolution to a more complicated plumbing problem, the best plumbers in Marin County can locate and perform video inspection of water lines and attend to underground plumbing issues.
In addition to the actual labor, some plumbing companies are willing to offer their expert knowledge to other household issues. Specially trained, AWWA plumbers (American Water Works Association) are equipped to deal with escrow inspections, propane and natural gas leaks, and gas line installation. Master plumbers in Marin County are federally licensed plumbers, serious professionals with sound business practices and expansive industry knowledge.
Plumbers for Repiping in Marin County
Repiping is the replacement of all existing water piping with brand new pipes. Repiping in Marin County is often done to improve hot water delivery, permanently solve plumbing leak problems, or solve the problem of low water pressure. When repiping in Marin County, ask the plumbers about choices in pipe materials to repipe with. Many plumbers recommend repiping in copper as a safe, strong material that resists corrosion and carries warranties. There are different grades of copper piping however, so ask the plumbing companies to be specific in their repiping bids.
Low Water Pressure Problem
Plumbers in Marin County can help you solve a low water pressure problem. Low water pressure can be due to something simple like sediment that is clogging a showerhead, or the removable aerator on a sink faucet, in which case unscrewing them off and cleaning them may be all that is needed. But low water pressure can also be due to something more serious like restricted water flow in your main water line due to a kink, deposit build-up or clogs. A faulty water pressure relief valve can also cause low water pressure. Plumbers can install two water pressure gauges, one on either side of your pressure relief valve (or pressure reduction valve) to determine the water pressure coming into your home from the city water main, or your well, and then compare that to the gauge measurement of the water coming out of your pressure valve to determine if the water pressure relief valve or pressure reduction valve is at fault.
Sometimes low water pressure is simply due to geography. If your water is supplied by the city, compare your water pressure to that at other homes on your street. It may be that if your home is on a hill, or close to a municipal water tower, that low water pressure is not due to your plumbing but is endemic to the neighborhood. If your water comes from a well, that may also be the reason for your low water pressure. In both instances, plumbers can install a water pressure booster pump to solve your low water pressure problem.
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these plumbers in Marin County: Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc., Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating, Zak Plumbing, Hiebel Plumbing, Gene Burch Plumbing, San Anselmo Plumbing, Burkell Plumbing, Ameso's Plumbing, City Front Plumbing. Other plumbing companies in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA that might still be in business include: .
Some Plumbers in Marin County Are Better Than Others
• How long have the plumbing companies been plumbers in Marin County?
• How many plumbing jobs have the plumbing companies completed in Marin County?
• Can they give you customer names and numbers you can call as references? (All plumbing companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had customer references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)
• Do the plumbers have experience with the type of plumbing repair work you've described?
• How long should it take for the plumbers to solve your plumbing problem?
• Will the plumbers be able to complete the plumbing repair work in a single visit?
• Can they prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All plumbing companies in Marin County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)
• Does the plumbing contractor have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance for your protection? (All plumbing contractors in Marin County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)
• Do they charge for plumbing estimates?
• What type of warranty do the plumbers provide? What plumbing services does it cover?
• Does the owner (the licensed plumbing contractors) do the work or do they send employees to do it?
• Will the plumbers in Marin County provide a written contract?
• Do the plumbers charge by the job (flat rate) or by the hour (time & materials)?
• Is the technician sent to you by the plumbing company paid a commission, thus increasing his pay with an increase in the cost of your job?
Once you've got answers to these questions, you're ready to review their bid. Price should rarely be the determining factor since cheap plumbers in Marin County usually aren't the best ones and it can cost you more to repair or replace their faulty work or inadequate repair than if you chose the best plumbing company to begin with.
When you've chosen the best plumbing company in Marin County for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are still licensed in good standing with a C36 license for plumbing contractors in Marin County CA. (All plumbing companies in Marin County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)
The following is a list of key resources for the plumbers and plumbing companies in Marin County.
Licensing & Trade Organizations Related to Plumbers in Marin County
ABPA American Backflow Prevention Association (http://www.abpa.org/)
ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers (http://www.aspe.org/)
AWWA American Water Works Association (http://www.awwa.org/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
CANVAWWA California-Nevada Section American Water Works Association (http://www.ca-nv-awwa.org/)
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
CWA California Water Association (http://www.calwaterassn.com/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
PHCC Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (http://www.phccweb.org/)
PTA Pipe Trades Association (http://www.pipeta.org/)
UA The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (http://www.ua.org/)
WPC World Plumbing Council (http://www.worldplumbing.org/)
Media & Web Resources for Master Plumbers and Certified Plumbers
Plumbing Engineer Magazine
Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine
Plumbing Standards Magazine
Plumbing Systems and Design Magazine
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Plumbers in Marin County within the following zip codes:
94949, 94973, 94960, 94914, 94933, 94930, 94941, 94945, 94924, 94913, 94920, 94903, 94915, 94947, 94939, 94979, 94940, 94971, 94942, 94938, 94974, 94946, 94929, 94956, 94901, 94970, 94965, 94964, 94948, 94925, 94957, 94904, 94912, 94977, 94976, 94963, 94937, 94978, 94950 and 94966
Plumbing Companies Bolinas CA
Miller Plumbing Bolinas CA 94924
Plumbing Companies Corte Madera CA
Ross Plumbing Corte Madera CA 94925
Plumbing Companies Fairfax CA
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Fairfax CA 94978
Diebel Plumbing Fairfax CA 94930
O'Connell Plumbing Fairfax CA 94978
Plumbing Companies Greenbrae CA
Rooter-Man Plumbing Greenbrae CA 94904
Plumbing Companies Kentfield CA
Starving Plumbers Kentfield CA 94914
Plumbing Companies Mill Valley CA
ICCI Mill Valley CA 94941
Stanley Searles the Plumber Mill Valley CA 94942
Wimmer Plumbing Mill Valley CA 94941
Zak Plumbing Mill Valley CA 94942
Plumbing Companies Novato CA
Baswell Plumbing Novato CA 94948
Bragg Plumbing Novato CA 94949
Carl J Augusto Plumbing Novato CA 94945
Clear Flow Plumbing Novato CA 94949
Gene Burch Plumbing Novato CA 94949
Gleason Plumbing Service Novato CA 94947
Greg the Drain Man Novato CA 94945
Hiebel Plumbing Novato CA 94949
J Pontes Plumbing Novato CA 94947
Levy Co Novato CA 94945
Marin Plumbing Brian Cooke Ent Novato CA 94948
Marin Plumbing Novato CA 94949
Plumbing Connection Novato CA 94947
Premier Plumbing Novato CA 94948
RCA Plumbing Novato CA 94949
Rooter-Man Novato CA 94948
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Novato CA 94945
S Waters Plumbing Novato CA 94948
SE Cervantes Novato CA 94945
Travis Plumbing Novato CA 94947
Underhill Plumbing Novato CA 94949
Plumbing Companies Point Reyes Station CA
West Marin Plumbing Point Reyes Station CA 94956
Plumbing Companies San Anselmo CA
Daggett Plumbing San Anselmo CA 94979
Dorius & MacCarthy Plumbing San Anselmo CA 94979
Grier Argall Plumbing San Anselmo CA 94979
Mason Plumbing San Anselmo CA 94979
Ongaro & Sons San Anselmo CA 94960
San Anselmo Plumbing San Anselmo CA 94979
Streckfus Plumbing San Anselmo CA 94960
Ted Perez Plumbing San Anselmo CA 94960
Wilson's Plumbing San Anselmo CA 94960
Plumbing Companies San Rafael CA
A&J Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Absolute Leak Detection & Plumbing San Rafael CA 94903
Ace Drain & Plumbing San Rafael CA 94912
Affordable Plumbing San Rafael CA 94903
All American Plumbing San Rafael CA 94903
Ameso's Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Caron Plumbing San Rafael CA 94913
Certified Plumbing San Rafael CA 94903
City Front Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Classic Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Denny's House of Plumbing San Rafael CA 94903
Doke's Plumbing San Rafael CA 94915
Ducor Plumbing San Rafael CA 94915
Gotelli Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Jeffrey Deehan Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Kiwi Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Lehmann Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Marin County Plumbing Service San Rafael CA 94903
Marin County Plumbing San Rafael CA 94903
Marin Mechanical Contractors San Rafael CA 94901
Mike Testa Plumbing Inc San Rafael CA 94903
More Plumbing San Rafael CA 94912
North Bay Plumbing San Rafael CA 94912
Northern Marin Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Ostaggi Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
P Femenia & Sons Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Peter Levi Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Plumbing Repair Specialists San Rafael CA 94912
Sdl Plumbing San Rafael CA 94912
Tarantino Plumbing San Rafael CA 94901
Taratnino Plumbing San Rafael CA 94903
Three R Plumbing San Rafael CA 94903
Plumbing Companies Sausalito CA
Burkell Plumbing Sausalito CA 94966
Plumbing Companies Woodacre CA
Absoluteleak Detection & Plumbing Woodacre CA 94973