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The Best Plumbers in San Francisco CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Plumbers in San Francisco CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the plumbers that have exceeded the minimum California regulatory standard. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry insurance as protection for you the customer, who have agreed to hire only employess legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff have called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with the new plumbing or plumbing repair in San Francisco CA.

 

Updated May 1, 2018

 The TOP 10 Plumbing Companies in San Francisco CA

Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating
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(510) 394-3836 ‚Äč
3333 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
State License #414359 (C36,C20)
   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: San Francisco Bay Area incl. San Francisco 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 ...

Cabrillo Plumbing
78 Dorman Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

Areas Served: San Francisco incl. Nob Hill, Russian Hill, North Beach, Sea Cliff, Pacific Heights
Services: San Francisco plumbers offering full plumbing services incl. home plumbing repair

Magic Plumbing
555 Fulton St
# 103
San Francisco, CA 94102

Areas Served: San Francisco incl. Sunset District, Pacific Heights, Sea Cliff, Noe Valley
Services: San Francisco plumbing contractors for all residential plumbing repair, drain cleaning

Demakas Plumbing
2370 Oakdale Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

O'Brien Mechanical
1515 Galvez Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

Western Plumbing
888 Marin St
San Francisco, CA 94124

Hetherington General-Plumbing
4200 California St # 101
San Francisco, CA 94118

The Best Plumbers in San Francisco CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 

The state of California requires plumbers in San Francisco CA to be licensed as plumbing contractors by the state, 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. 

But the state license is no guarantee that any particular plumbing company in San Francisco CA is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all plumbing services in San Francisco CA that 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 for plumbing, liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

Good Plumbers in San Francisco CA Perform Numerous Services
The best plumbers in San Francisco CA are capable of much more than fixing leaky faucets or clogged toilets. 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 a gas or liquid.

With such a wide range of required expertise, it's understandable that some plumbers specialize and offer different plumbing services than others. Some are commercial plumbers in San Francisco CA, while others specialize in plumbing for new construction.

Fortunately, you can still find good plumbing companies in San Francisco CA for the specific service specialty you need.

Some plumbers in San Francisco have experience doing leak detection, leak repair, and fixture replacements. Many local plumbers also unclog drains and pipes with Hydroscrub jetting or other high powered jetting systems, and then they can outfit those clean pipes with backflow prevention systems. If you need resolution to a more complicated plumbing problem, the best plumbers in San Francisco CA 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 services. 

Plumbers for Repiping in San Francisco CA

Repiping is the replacement of all existing water pipes with brand new pipes. Repiping in San Francisco CA is often done to improve hot water delivery, permanently solve plumbing leak problems, or solve the problem of low water pressure. When repiping in San Francisco, ask the plumbers about the best choices in pipe materials to repipe with.

Many plumbers recommend repiping with 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 in San Francisco to be specific in their repiping bids.

Low Water Pressure Problems
Local plumbers in San Francisco CA, including those in San Francisco and your area, can help solve low water pressure problems. 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 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.  

Good local 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 in San Francisco or elsewhere in San Francisco CA, compare your water pressure to that at other homes on your street. It may be that if your home is on a hill or closer to a municipal water tower or 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 San Francisco CA Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these plumbers in San Francisco CA: Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating, Cabrillo Plumbing, Magic Plumbing, Ayoob & Peery Plumbing Co, O'Brien Mechanical, Western Plumbing, Hetherington General-Plumbing, Demakas Plumbing. Other plumbing companies in San Francisco CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions to Ask Plumbers in San Francisco CA 

When choosing which local plumber in San Francisco and throughout San Francisco to hire, ask these questions about the experience, range of services, credentials, methods and materials offered by the plumbing companies.

• How long have the local plumbing companies been plumbers in San Francisco CA?

• How many plumbing jobs like yours have they completed?

• Can the plumbing contractors 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 our research staff so you don't have to.)    

• Do the local plumbers have experience with the specific type of plumbing services you're seeking (i.e., drain clog removal, plumbing leak detection, fixture repair versus replacement, low water pressure, new toilet installation, dripping sink repair, etc.)?

• How long should it take for the San Francisco 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 the local plumbing companies prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All plumbing companies in San Francisco CA 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? Does their insurance cover all of their employees who will be working on your premises? (All plumbing contractors in San Francisco CA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do the San Francisco plumbing companies in San Francisco and your area charge for plumbing estimates? Or will they give you honest, detailed, free estimates?

• What type of warranty do the plumbers provide? What plumbing services does the warranty cover? Will they provide all warranty details in writing?

• Does the plumbing company owner do the work, or do they send employees to do it?

• Will the local plumbers provide a written contract?

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

• Is the plumbing repair technician sent to you by the plumbing company paid a commission, thus increasing their pay with an increase in the cost of your job?

Once you've got answers to these questions, you're ready to review the bid for plumbing repairs or plumbing installation services. Price should rarely be the determining factor since cheap plumbers in San Francisco CA 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. Instead, look for quality and value rather than low price alone. You may find that you'll get much better value by hiring a company that is honestly and fairly priced and takes good care of customers.

When you've chosen the best plumbing company in San Francisco CA for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they have a plumbing license from the state of California, which is legally required. (All plumbers in San Francisco CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license as a plumbing contractor verified by our research staff so you don't have to.) 

 

 

Resources About Plumbers in San Francisco 

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

Licensing & Trade Organizations Related to Plumbers in San Francisco
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 San Francisco within the following zip codes:

94133, 94129, 94172, 94119, 94167, 94166, 94140, 94169, 94107, 94131, 94127, 94134, 94141, 94112, 94117, 94115, 94168, 94159, 94164, 94125, 94126, 94101, 94104, 94132, 94111, 94108, 94142, 94123, 94124, 94122, 94114, 94116, 94121, 94158, 94110, 94109, 94103, 94170, 94120, 94130, 94188, 94105, 94165, 94118, 94157, 94102, 94146 and 94147

 

 



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Ace Plumbing & Rooter San Francisco CA 94116
AG Quality Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
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Alart Mechanical Contractors San Francisco CA 94103
All Rooter & Plumbing Needs San Francisco CA 94114
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Amigo Inc San Francisco CA 94111
Amwest Mechanical San Francisco CA 94124
Arjan Bok Plumbing San Francisco CA 94158
Art's Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
Asia Plumbing San Francisco CA 94122
Ayoob & Peery Plumbing Co San Francisco CA 94107
Bacon Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Bay Area Mechanical & Engineering San Francisco CA 94147
Bay Area Plumbing San Francisco CA 94118
Bay Router & Plumbing San Francisco CA 94117
Bayline Mechanical San Francisco CA 94124
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Black Sea San Francisco CA 94112
Bob Newton Plumbing San Francisco CA 94116
Buckely Plumbing San Francisco CA 94123
Cabrillo Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Cai Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
Cal Plumbing San Francisco CA 94131
Carmichael & McDonald San Francisco CA 94110
Castillo Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
Charles A Canepa Co San Francisco CA 94117
Chavez Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
Cheapo Rooter San Francisco CA 94107
Chen's Plumbing San Francisco CA 94121
Chuck Voutselas Plumbing San Francisco CA 94114
Chung Wah Plumbing San Francisco CA 94121
City Front Plumbing San Francisco CA 94107
Cohen Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Coleman Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
CR Reichel Engineering San Francisco CA 94103
Craig Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
Danridge C Plumbing & Hardware San Francisco CA 94110
David Chu Plumbing San Francisco CA 94122
Demakas Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Deng's Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
E Mitchell Inc San Francisco CA 94107
E&D Plumbing San Francisco CA 94116
Edelweiss Plumbing San Francisco CA 94121
ET Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
F&S Plumbing San Francisco CA 94118
Ford Plumbing San Francisco CA 94117
Friendly Plumber San Francisco CA 94159
Frisco Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Gabriel Gucho Plumbing San Francisco CA 94103
Garcia Plumbing San Francisco CA 94134
Garibaldi Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Gary Chan Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
Gateway Rooter & Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
George Rehn Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
GM Plumbing San Francisco CA 94109
Golden State Plumbing San Francisco CA 94121
Greene & Sons San Francisco CA 94112
Happy Pipes Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
HC Associated Plumbing San Francisco CA 94121
Heise's Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
Hetherington General-Plumbing San Francisco CA 94118
Holland Plumbing Works San Francisco CA 94122
Industrial Commercial Rsdntl San Francisco CA 94134
J&D Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
JB Lind Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
Jeffrey Watt Plumbing San Francisco CA 94114
Jensen Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Joel Drouet Plumbing San Francisco CA 94107
John J Carmody Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
John J Lewin Plumbing San Francisco CA 94118
John McGoldrick Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
Joseph C Sand Co San Francisco CA 94114
Ken Pence Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
Kendall Plumbing San Francisco CA 94103
Linebarger Construction San Francisco CA 94116
Lombardi-Doyle Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
Lone Star Plumbing San Francisco CA 94114
LR Plumbing San Francisco CA 94116
Lutz Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
Magic Plumbing San Francisco CA 94102
Malcolm Plumbing & Mechanical San Francisco CA 94103
Map Fire Protection San Francisco CA 94116
Mark T Voelker Plumbing San Francisco CA 94107
Master Plumbing San Francisco CA 94116
Meridian Plumbing San Francisco CA 94116
Metro Plumbing-Naganuma San Francisco CA 94107
MK Pipelines San Francisco CA 94116
MMN Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112
Morgan Lee Plumbing San Francisco CA 94123
Mr Rooter San Francisco CA 94122
N&J Plumbing Service San Francisco CA 94110
O Grady Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
O'Brien Mechanical San Francisco CA 94124
O'Donovan Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
On-Shore Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
Otoshi Plumbing San Francisco CA 94115
PAM Enterprises San Francisco CA 94131
Parks Plumbing San Francisco CA 94110
Performance Plumbing San Francisco CA 94118
Plumbarius San Francisco CA 94103
Plumber Bill Callaway San Francisco CA 94121
Plumber Man San Francisco CA 94131
POP Plumbing San Francisco CA 94103
PP Plumbing San Francisco CA 94103
R Mirkovich & Sons Plumbing San Francisco CA 94134
Real Plumbing San Francisco CA 94140
Reliable Plumbing San Francisco CA 94188
Renstrom Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Ricky's Plumbing San Francisco CA 94121
Robert's Plumbing & Rooter San Francisco CA 94116
Ronlad A Mirkovich San Francisco CA 94134
Rooter Bong San Francisco CA 94119
S Seiki Plumbing San Francisco CA 94115
Santi Plumbing San Francisco CA 94116
Sberlo Plumbing San Francisco CA 94122
Service Rooter San Francisco CA 94121
Service Rooter San Francisco CA 94124
SNC Plumbing & Fire San Francisco CA 94124
Stan Plumbing San Francisco CA 94122
Strong Plumbing San Francisco CA 94103
Sunset Plumbing San Francisco CA 94122
Superior Plumbing San Francisco CA 94103
T&H Plumbing Co San Francisco CA 94124
Ted Perez Plumbing San Francisco CA 94133
Thomas Friel Plumbing San Francisco CA 94107
Tony Lo Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Tony Ng Plumbing & Fire San Francisco CA 94109
Trico Construction San Francisco CA 94103
Urgent Rooter & Plumbing San Francisco CA 94118
W&J Plumbing Co San Francisco CA 94122
Western Plumbing San Francisco CA 94124
Western Rooter San Francisco CA 94112
William A Tracy Plumbing San Francisco CA 94131
Young Plumbing San Francisco CA 94112

 

 

 

 

 

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