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The Best Plumbers in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Plumbers in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the plumbing contractors that have exceeded the minimum Delaware regulatory standard. They are the ones 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 Wilmington DE, including for plumbing repair, copper repiping, plumbers for new construction, commercial plumbers, 24-hour emergency plumbers, clogged drain repair services and more.


Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Plumbing Companies in Wilmington DE

Esquire Plumbing
(302) 378-7001
7 Wood St
Middletown, DE 19709

Areas Served: Wilmington DE,New Castle County,Upper Christiana DE,Brandywine DE,Glasgow DE,Bear DE
Services: plumbers for plumbing repair & new plumbing, pressure relief valves, water pressure

Charles Moon Plumbing
(302) 798-6666
2901 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

Areas Served: Brandywine DE,New Castle County,Hockessin DE,New Castle DE,Pike Creek,Wilmington DE
Services: plumbing leak repair, low water pressure problem repair, new plumbing, repiping

Vandenbraak Plumbing Inc
(302) 478-8562
205 Brandywine Blvd
Talleyville, DE 19803

Areas Served: Wilmington Delaware,New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,New Castle DE,Brandywine
Services: plumbing contractors for all home plumbing repair and new plumbing

Calfo & Haight Inc
(302) 998-3852
130 Middleboro Rd # A
Wilmington, DE 19804

Areas Served: Hockessin DE,New Castle DE,Brookside DE,Brandywine DE,Middletown DE,Wilmington DE
Services: plumbers for residential plumbing repair, commercial plumbing repair, new plumbing

SJ Schulze Inc
(302) 737-0403
12 Mill Park Ct
Newark, DE 19713

Areas Served: Wilmington Delaware,New Castle DE,Middletown DE,Brookside DE,Brandywine DE,Bear DE
Services: plumbing repair, new plumbing, plumbing inspections, repiping, clog cleaning

Schlosser Plumbing
(302) 738-7333
2047 Sunset Lake Rd
Newark, DE 19702

Areas Served: New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,Glasgow DE,Wilmington DE,Brandywine,New Castle
Services: local plumbing company, leak repair, lead detection, faucet repair, toilet repair

RA Chance Plumbing Inc
(302) 292-1315
11 Fern Ct
Newark, DE 19702

Areas Served: New Castle County,Piedmont DE,Brandywine DE,Lower Christiana DE,Wilmington Delaware
Services: plumbing company for new plumbing, plumbing repair, leak detection, leak repair

The Best Plumbers in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 

The state of Delaware requires plumbing contractors in Wilmington DE to be licensed by the state which requires a minimum two years of experience working as a journeyman plumber under a licensed master plumber, or a minimum of seven years of experience working under a master plumber and passing a trade exam.

But the state license for plumbers is no guarantee that any particular plumbing company in Wilmington DE is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all residential or commercial plumbers in Wilmington DE 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 Wilmington DE Perform Numerous Services
The best plumbers in Wilmington DE 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 specialize. Some are commercial plumbers in Wilmington DE and others specialize in plumbing for new construction. Fortunately, you can still find good plumbing companies in Wilmington DE by the specific service specialty you need.

Some plumbers in Wilmington 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 Wilmington DE 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 plumbers are equipped to deal with escrow inspections, propane and natural gas leaks, and gas line installation. 


Plumbers for Repiping in Wilmington DE

Repiping is the replacement of all existing water piping with brand new pipes. Repiping in Wilmington DE is often done to improve hot water delivery, permanently solve plumbing leak problems, or solve the problem of low water pressure. When repiping in Wilmington, 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 Wilmington DE 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 Wilmington DE Are Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Report lists these plumbers in Wilmington DE: RA Chance Plumbing Inc, Schlosser Plumbing, Charles Moon Plumbing, Esquire Plumbing, SJ Schulze Inc, Vandenbraak Plumbing Inc, Calfo & Haight Inc. Other plumbing companies in Wilmington DE that might still be in business include: . 




Questions to Ask Plumbers in Wilmington DE 

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 Wilmington DE and how many jobs have they completed there?

• 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 specific type of plumbing services you're seeking, i.e. drain clog repair versus plumbing leak detection and repair versus low water pressure, etc?

• How long should it take for the plumbers to solve your plumbing problem once they start?

• 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 Wilmington DE 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 Wilmington DE 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 do the work or do they send employees to do it?

• Will the plumbers 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 Wilmington DE 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 Wilmington DE for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are state licensed in good standing. (All plumbing companies in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff.)   



Resources About Plumbers in Wilmington DE 

The following is a list of key resources for the plumbers and plumbing companies in Wilmington DE.

Licensing & Trade Organizations Related to Plumbers in Wilmington
ABPA American Backflow Prevention Association (
ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers (
AWWA American Water Works Association (
BBB Better Business Bureau (
Delaware Board of Plumbing (
Delaware Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 74 (
PHCC Plumbing Contractors Association (
PHCC Plumbing Contractors of Delware (
PTA Pipe Trades Association (
UA The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (
WPC World Plumbing Council (

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 Wilmington DE within the following zip codes:

19810, 19708, 19710, 19809, 19713, 19720, 19801, 19702, 19718, 19807, 19977, 19709, 19899, 19802, 19703, 19805, 19706, 19730, 19715, 19806, 19731, 19804, 19733, 19701, 19895, 19707, 19938, 19808, 19850, 19711, 19803, 19734, 19736 and 19714

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Plumbing in Wilmington DE within the following cities:

Wilmington, Pike Creek Valley, Piedmont, Lower Christiana, Bear, Wilmington Manor, Newark, Brookside, Hockessin, Claymont, Pike Creek, Middletown, Edgemoor, Glasgow, Elsmere, Townsend, Red Lion, Brandywine, North Star, Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, New Castle, Greenville and Upper Christiana