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How to Find Good Plumbers in Contra Costa County

Broken toilets and leaky pipes are just a fact of life. Fortunately, you'll find some plumbers in Contra Costa County are available for emergency plumbing repairs in Contra Costa County, as well as plumbing for new buildings or home repiping in Contra Costa County. Remember, cheap plumbers are usually not the best plumbers in Contra Costa County.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best plumbers in Contra Costa County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated December 9, 2013

 The TOP 10 Plumbing Companies in Contra Costa County CA

Gatco Construction & Plumbing
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(510) 610-2157
5237 Desiree Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
State Contractor's License #729282
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: East Bay including Contra Costa County
Services: plumbing company for new plumbing, plumbing repair, leak detection, leak repair, ...

Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating
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(510) 843-6904
3333 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
C36 License # 414359
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau PHCC (Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association) PSI (Plumbers' Success International) Green Plumbers RPA (Radiant Panel Association)

Areas Served: Bay Area incl. Contra Costa County, Concord, Danville, Orinda, Richmond, Alamo, El ...
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 ...

Capelli Plumbing
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(510) 969-4358
14955 Wiley Street
San Leandro, CA 94579
State Contractor's License #904794
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau

Areas Served: East Bay including Contra Costa, Blackhawk CA, Danville CA, Walnut Creek CA, Orinda ...
Services: plumbers for plumbing repair, leak repair, leaky faucet, water heater repair, new ...
Key Brands: Delta Faucet Company, Moen, Rheem Tankless Water Heaters, Rinnai

All Service Plumbing
(510) 655-5015
PO Box 2181
San Ramon, CA 94583

Superior Plumbing Service
(510) 222-7608
5872 Robinhood Dr
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Concord Plumbing
(925) 516-0344
PO Box 780
Byron, CA 94514

How to Find Good Plumbers in Contra Costa County 

 

Plumbers in Contra Costa County are required to be licensed by the State of California, such as with the C36 license specifically for plumbing which legally allows them to construct or connect on-site waste disposal systems, piping, storage tanks and venting for gasses or liquids, all flues and gas connections, water and gas piping from utility meter to the building, installation of equipment for hot water including solar powered, maintenance and replacement of all previous items also including gas earthquake valves, gas control valves, back flow preventors, and regulating valves.

If the plumbing company has employees, they are legally required to have workers' compensation insurance to protect you the customer from being sued or having a claim against your property insurance in the event an injury occurs during work performed on your property. Plumbing contractors are not legally required to have general liability insurance, but all plumbing companies bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation do have that general liability insurance coverage which reimburses you in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as phone calls to previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.


Good Plumbers in Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond CA Perform Numerous Services
The best plumbers in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County specialize. Some are commercial plumbers in Contra Costa County and others specialize in plumbing for new construction. Fortunately, you can still find good plumbing companies in Contra Costa County by the specific service specialty you need.

General plumbers in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County are federally licensed plumbers, serious professionals with sound business practices and expansive industry knowledge.

 

Plumbers for Repiping in Contra Costa County
Repiping is the replacement of all existing water piping with brand new pipes. Repiping in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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.

 

 

 


Some Plumbers in Contra Costa County Are Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Report lists these plumbers in Contra Costa County: Gatco Construction & Plumbing, Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating, Capelli Plumbing, All Service Plumbing, Concord Plumbing, Superior Plumbing Service, BDS Plumbing, Madrid Plumbing, Val Betti Plumbing, Thomas Plumbing. Other plumbing companies in Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond CA that might still be in business include: Five Star Plumbing, Plumbing Express. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Plumbing Companies in Contra Costa County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

 

 

Questions to Ask Plumbers in Contra Costa County 

When choosing which plumber to hire, ask the right questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials before deciding.

• How long have the plumbing companies been plumbers in Contra Costa County?

• How many plumbing jobs have the plumbing companies completed in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County provide a written contract?

• Do the plumbers charge by the job (flat rate) or by the hour (time & materials)?


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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are still licensed in good standing with a C36 license for plumbing contractors in Contra Costa County CA. 
(All plumbing companies in Contra Costa 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.)    

 

 

Resources About Plumbers in Contra Costa County 

The following is a list of key resources for the plumbers and plumbing companies in Contra Costa County.

Licensing & Trade Organizations Related to Plumbers in Contra Costa 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
P&HE Magazine
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 Contra Costa County within the following zip codes:

94526, 94570, 94514, 94802, 94522, 94511, 94549, 94513, 94530, 94803, 94801, 94820, 94507, 94556, 94509, 94805, 94582, 94583, 94804, 94506, 94523, 94528, 94516, 94547, 94518, 94519, 94572, 94808, 94527, 94561, 94548, 94563, 94564, 94575, 94524, 94565, 94531, 94517, 94850, 94806, 94569, 94596, 94553, 94807, 94595, 94520, 94521, 94598, 94525 and 94597

 

 

 

 


 

Plumbing Companies Alamo CA
Plumbers Com Alamo CA 94507

Plumbing Companies Antioch CA
All Pipe Service Antioch CA 94509
American Plumbing Antioch CA 94509
Antioch Plumbing Antioch CA 94509
Arnold Plumbing Antioch CA 94509
General Plumbing Antioch CA 94509
General Plumbing Antioch CA 94509
Mike Perreira Plumbing Antioch CA 94509
Mr Rooter Antioch CA 94531
Pennington Plumbing Antioch CA 94531
Precision Leak Detection Antioch CA 94531
Pro Plumbing Service Antioch CA 94509
Quality Plumbing & Rooter Antioch CA 94509
Thomas Plumbing Antioch CA 94509
Tommy Di Mercurio Plumbing Antioch CA 94531
Valley Plumbing Antioch CA 94531

Plumbing Companies Bay Point CA
Bella Vista Plumbing Bay Point CA 94565

Plumbing Companies Bethel Island CA
William H Anderson Plumbing Bethel Island CA 94511

Plumbing Companies Brentwood CA
Akeson's Plumbing Service Brentwood CA 94513
Brentwood Plumbing Brentwood CA 94513
Brentwood Plumbing Brentwood CA 94513
CMC Enterprises Brentwood CA 94513
Cryo-Tech Service Brentwood CA 94513
Drainman Plumbing Brentwood CA 94513
Five Star Plumbing Brentwood CA 94513
Hatfield Plumbing Brentwood CA 94513
Henson Plumbing Brentwood CA 94513
Martinez Construction Brentwood CA 94513

Plumbing Companies Byron CA
Concord Plumbing Byron CA 94514

Plumbing Companies Clayton CA
Contra Costa Plumbing Clayton CA 94517

Plumbing Companies Concord CA
AAA Hand's On Restoration Concord CA 94520
ABCN Enterprises Concord CA 94524
Advanced Plumbing Concord CA 94522
AJ Bono Plumbing Concord CA 94520
Ala Wai Plumbing Concord CA 94520
BDS Plumbing Concord CA 94518
Beasley Plumbing Concord CA 94518
Bradley J Flynn Plumbing Concord CA 94520
Cuerra Brothers Plumbing Concord CA 94520
Drain Patrol Concord CA 94520
Drain Right Concord CA 94521
Forgan Plumbing Concord CA 94523
Glover Plumbing Concord CA 94520
Hank's Plumbing Concord CA 94518
New Direction Development Concord CA 94520
Ojeda Plumbing Concord CA 94518
Rex Massier Concord CA 94521
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Concord CA 94520
Sheehan Plumbing Concord CA 94522
Standard Plumbing Supply Concord CA 94520
Stoddard Plumbing Concord CA 94521
Subtronic Concord CA 94520
Super Dave's Plumbing Service Concord CA 94522
Tackitt Plumbing Service Concord CA 94521
Technicraft Mechanical Concord CA 94520
Value Plumbing Concord CA 94520
Van Go Plumbing Concord CA 94520

Plumbing Companies Crockett CA
Central Service Plumbing Crockett CA 94525

Plumbing Companies Danville CA
All American Plumbing Danville CA 94526
Danville Plumbing Danville CA 94526
Madrid Plumbing Danville CA 94526
Matheney Plumbing Danville CA 94526
Williams Plumbing Danville CA 94526

Plumbing Companies Discovery Bay CA
Rite Rooter Plumbing Discovery Bay CA 94505

Plumbing Companies El Cerrito CA
Cal Plumbing El Cerrito CA 94530
Phillips Plumbing El Cerrito CA 94530
Pipe Arts Plumbing El Cerrito CA 94530
Rhino Rooter El Cerrito CA 94530

Plumbing Companies El Sobrante CA
Bill's Underground El Sobrante CA 94803
Burton Brothers Plumbing El Sobrante CA 94803
Frid's Plumbing El Sobrante CA 94803
H&R Plumbing & Drain El Sobrante CA 94803
Pacific Drain & Rooter Service El Sobrante CA 94803
Reyes Plumbing El Sobrante CA 94803
Superior Plumbing El Sobrante CA 94803
Superior Plumbing Service El Sobrante CA 94803

Plumbing Companies Hercules CA
Jackson & Sons Plumbing Hercules CA 94547
RVO Rooter & Plumbing Hercules CA 94547

Plumbing Companies Lafayette CA
A-Plumbing Lafayette CA 94549
Bay Area Plumbing & Rooter Service Lafayette CA 94549
Lafayette Plumbing Lafayette CA 94549
Lescure Lafayette CA 94549

Plumbing Companies Martinez CA
C&H Plumbing Martinez CA 94553
Champion's Plumbing Martinez CA 94553
Ernie's Plumbing Service Martinez CA 94553
Greathouse Plumbing Martinez CA 94553
Judieh Plumbing Martinez CA 94553
Reddi Rooter Martinez CA 94553
Salazar Plumbing Inc & Pipe Martinez CA 94553
Wilson Plumbing Martinez CA 94553

Plumbing Companies Moraga CA
Moraga Plumbing Moraga CA 94556
Morinda Plumbing Moraga CA 94570

Plumbing Companies Oakley CA
Drainman Pro Oakley CA 94561
Friend's Plumbing Service Oakley CA 94561
Ironhouse Sanitary District Oakley CA 94561
Oakley Plumbing Oakley CA 94561
Value Plumbing Oakley CA 94561

Plumbing Companies Orinda CA
Abante Rooter & Plumbing Orinda CA 94563

Plumbing Companies Pinole CA
Pacific Plumbing Pinole CA 94564
Plumbing Express Pinole CA 94564
Rynearson Plumbing Pinole CA 94564

Plumbing Companies Pittsburg CA
Ace's Plumbing & Drain Service Pittsburg CA 94565
Ben Franklin Plumbing Pittsburg CA 94565
DO Right Plumbing Pittsburg CA 94565
J Marez Plumbing Construction Pittsburg CA 94565
KS Kruse Plumbing Pittsburg CA 94565
Littlejohn Plumbing & Drain Pittsburg CA 94565
Mt Diablo Plumbing Pittsburg CA 94565
RJ Enrico Co Pittsburg CA 94565

Plumbing Companies Pleasant Hill CA
NAK For Plumbing Pleasant Hill CA 94523

Plumbing Companies Richmond CA
Best Plumbing Solutions Richmond CA 94801
Honrath & Stacey Plumbing Richmond CA 94805
Provider Plumbing Richmond CA 94804
Terra Nova Engineering Richmond CA 94804
Val Betti Plumbing Richmond CA 94805
Walker's Plumbing Service Richmond CA 94804

Plumbing Companies San Pablo CA
Berry Plumbing San Pablo CA 94806
Kurt's Plumbing San Pablo CA 94806
Strong Arm Plumbing San Pablo CA 94806

Plumbing Companies San Ramon CA
All Service Plumbing San Ramon CA 94583
Amores Plumbing San Ramon CA 94583
Antes Construction San Ramon CA 94583
California Utility Surveys San Ramon CA 94583
Complete Home Repair Etc San Ramon CA 94583
Diablo Hydro Jetting San Ramon CA 94583
Express Rooter San Ramon CA 94582
Kavert Plumbing San Ramon CA 94583
Mr Rooter San Ramon CA 94583
Newcastle Plumbing San Ramon CA 94583


Plumbing Companies Walnut Creek CA

Alamo Plumbing Walnut Creek CA 94598
Co Co County Drain Service Walnut Creek CA 94596
D Webb Plumbing Walnut Creek CA 94597
EQ Plumbing Walnut Creek CA 94595