Too many plumbers in Marin County are known to gouge customers by overcharging or pushing customers to buy new parts that aren't actually needed, and are unknown, unreliable and unaccountable.
So affordable plumbers you can actually trust are worth their weight in gold. Mike Testa Plumbing Inc. in San Rafael CA is just such a trustworthy plumbing company, according to his good reputation in Marin County, and a phone survey of previous customers.
Honest Plumbers: What To Look For
Mike Testa Plumbing Inc. has been servicing Marin County customers for 20 years, and owner Mike Testa has over 30 years of experience in plumbing. They're a full service plumbing company that does everything from unclogging drains at your home to larger commercial plumbing jobs and plumbing for new construction. All customers, whether residential or commercial get the same honest treatment, says Mike Testa.
What are the signs you've found a plumber you can trust? Mike Testa says, "For starters, a plumber you can trust absolutely has to be licensed by the state and fully insured and bonded as required by law." Consumer experience bears this out. So often those suspiciously low quotes are from people doing business illegally and even on the off chance they do know plumbing, a person who's cheating the system is just as likely to cheat you too if they can.
Others give rock-bottom quotes that seem too good to be true because once they're out to see you, they make their money selling fixtures or parts that you don't really need. Mike has heard of that too. "We're fair and honest and make sure that the job is done right. Part of that is we don't sell things that people don't need. Our people don't get commissions like at other plumbing companies."
Unlike other plumbing companies that rely on unknown temporary or new laborers to work on your plumbing, customers trust the employees at Mike Testa Plumbing because Mike Testa can trust them. "Our employees have been with us for a long time, some for 20 years since the day we started," says Mike. "So they're highly qualified to service both our residential customers as well as work well with building inspectors in the different cities locally for new construction."
Mike Testa Plumbing Inc. Means Family Honor
Honesty and trust are big parts of how Mike Testa runs the company, in large part because it's a matter of honoring his father. Mike was brought up in the family trade by his dad, also a plumber who had his own plumbing company in Marin County for over 30 years.
And Mike is a local boy well-known by the community. He was born and raised in Novato and went to San Marin High School, before marrying and starting a family. Treating his customers with integrity and honesty is important to Mike as an example for his own boys, ages 19 and 15. Mike Testa stays active with the local community having run the high school baseball league and Babe Ruth baseball in Novato. He also mountain bikes, runs, and swims, having swam over a mile from Alcatraz Island to shore.
Mike Testa Plumbing Inc in San Rafael handles all jobs from emergency drain cleaning to new construction and commercial plumbing, all with the same honesty and integrity that Marin County customers have relied on for over 20 years. Plumbers you can actually trust are a rare and precious find and it's Mike Testa's own customers who appreciate this more than anyone. Said a previous customer named Anna agreed during a research phone call, "They are very professional, responsive and real problem solvers. I have been using them for ten years. They are fantastic...completely reliable and trustworthy. They've done everything for me and I won't use anyone else."