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The Best Plumbers in Marin County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Plumbers in Marin County 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 Marin County CA.

 

Updated May 1, 2018

 The TOP 10 Plumbing Companies in Marin County CA

Mike Testa Plumbing, Inc.
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(415) 479-0110
4244 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Contractor's License #519618
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified Marin Builders Association Pacific Sun - Best of Marin

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: Bradford White Water Heaters, Insinkerator, Kohler, Moen, Noritz (Noritz Tankless ...

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: 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 ...

Gene Burch Plumbing
14 Commercial Blvd # 135
Novato, CA 94949

Areas Served: San Rafael CA, Larkpur, Woodacre, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Novato, Tiburon, Kentfield
Services: residential plumbers, commercial plumbers for new plumbing, plumbing repair

Zak Plumbing
PO Box 281
Mill Valley, CA 94942

Areas Served: San Rafael CA,Mill Valley CA,Ross CA,Sausalito CA,Sausalito CA,Fairfax CA,Novato CA
Services: plumbing repair, new plumbing, plumbing inspections, repiping, clog cleaning

Hiebel Plumbing
456 Via Herbosa
Novato, CA 94949

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael CA,Novato CA,Mill Valley CA,Sausalito CA,Greenbrae CA
Services: local plumbing company, leak repair, lead detection, faucet repair, toilet repair

Burkell Plumbing
PO Box 1384
Sausalito, CA 94966

Areas Served: Novato, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Larkspur, San Anselmo, Tiburon, Fairfax
Services: plumbers for plumbing repair, leak repair, leaky faucet, home repiping

San Anselmo Plumbing
PO Box 201
San Anselmo, CA 94979

Areas Served: Novato, San Rafael, Sausalito, Corte Madera, Tiburon, San Anselmo, Mill Valley
Services: plumbers for commercial plumbing, residential plumbing, leak repair

The Best Plumbers in Marin County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 

The state of California requires plumbers in Marin County 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 Marin County CA is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all plumbing services in Marin County 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 Marin County CA Perform Numerous Services
The best plumbers in Marin County 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 Marin County CA, while others specialize in plumbing for new construction.

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

Some plumbers in Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County CA

Repiping is the replacement of all existing water pipes with brand new pipes. Repiping in Marin County 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 Marin County, 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 Marin County to be specific in their repiping bids.

Low Water Pressure Problems
Local plumbers in Marin County CA, including those in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael 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 Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael or elsewhere in Marin County 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 Marin County CA Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these plumbers in Marin County CA: 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 Marin County CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions to Ask Plumbers in Marin County CA 

When choosing which local plumber in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael and throughout Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County plumbing companies in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael 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 Marin County  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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 

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
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 Marin County within the following zip codes:

94941, 94942, 94971, 94974, 94937, 94913, 94924, 94947, 94973, 94950, 94938, 94914, 94929, 94901, 94915, 94946, 94976, 94925, 94960, 94979, 94963, 94903, 94970, 94939, 94978, 94933, 94945, 94920, 94964, 94949, 94904, 94957, 94956, 94940, 94912, 94966, 94930, 94965, 94948 and 94977

 

 



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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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