The Best Plumbers in Bakersfield CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Plumbers in Bakersfield CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten 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 Ten 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 Bakersfield CA.
Updated June 11, 2020
The Best Plumbers in Bakersfield CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
The state of California requires plumbers in Bakersfield 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, backflow preventers, and plumbing regulating valves.
But the state license is no guarantee that any particular plumbing company in Bakersfield CA is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying customers.
This makes it all the more meaningful that all local plumbing services in Bakersfield CA that bear The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten® symbol have been proven by our research staff to have passed all the requirements for The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten status, including reference phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, complaint record verification, current California state license for plumbing, active liability insurance, hiring only legally employed plumbing technicians, and more.
Good Plumbers in Bakersfield CA Perform Numerous Services
The best plumbers in Bakersfield CA are capable of much more than fixing a leaky faucet or repairing a clogged toilet. They are required to be adept at all aspects of water piping, plumbing connections, and waste disposal systems in your home.
Basically, good plumbers can 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 local plumbers specialize in certain plumbing services. Some are commercial plumbers in Bakersfield CA, and others specialize in plumbing for new construction. Some specifically provide plumbing repairs, while others are experts at plumbing installations, both replacement and new construction plumbing installs.
Fortunately, you can find good plumbing companies in Bakersfield CA by the specific service specialty you need.
Some plumbers in Bakersfield have experience doing leak detection, leak repair, and kitchen and bathroom fixture replacements. Plumbers can also unclog drains and pipes with Hydroscrub jetting or other high powered jetting systems, which they can then outfit with backflow prevention systems. If you need resolution to a more complicated plumbing problem, the best plumbers in Bakersfield 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.
Plumbers for Repiping in Bakersfield CA
Repiping is the replacement of all existing water piping with brand new pipes. Repiping in Bakersfield CA is often done to improve hot water delivery, permanently solve plumbing leak problems, or fix low water pressure.
When repiping in Bakersfield, ask the local plumbers about choices in pipe materials they recommend for repiping services. Many good 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.
Fixing Low Water Pressure Problems
Plumbers in Bakersfield CA 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 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 the main water line due to a kink, deposit buildup or clogs. A faulty water pressure relief valve can also cause low water pressure. Local plumbers can install two water pressure gauges, one on either side of the 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, 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 low water pressure. In both instances, plumbers can install a water pressure booster pump to solve low water pressure problem.
Some Plumbers in Bakersfield CA Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these plumbers in Bakersfield CA: .
Other plumbing companies in Bakersfield CA that might still be in business include: .
Questions to Ask Plumbers in Bakersfield CA
Plumbing is a major home system that we all rely on, so it's important that the plumbing company you choose has the skills and ability to do high-quality, lasting work. When choosing which Bakersfield plumber to hire, start by asking the following questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, methods and materials:
• How long have the local plumbing companies been plumbers in Bakersfield CA 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 Ten symbol have already had customer references called by our research staff.)
• Do the local 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 Bakersfield CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten 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 Bakersfield CA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
• 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 in Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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.
When you've chosen the best plumbing company in Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten 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 Bakersfield CA
The following is a list of key resources relevant to plumbers and plumbing companies in Bakersfield CA.
Licensing & Trade Organizations Related to Plumbers in Bakersfield CA
ABPA American Backflow Prevention Association www.abpa.org
ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers www.aspe.org
AWWA American Water Works Association www.awwa.org
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CANVAWWA California-Nevada Section American Water Works Association www.ca-nv-awwa.org
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board www.cslb.ca.gov
CWA California Water Association www.calwaterassn.com
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs(www.dca.ca.gov
PHCC Plumbing Contractors Association www.phccweb.org
UA The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters www.ua.org
WPC World Plumbing Council www.worldplumbing.org
Media & Web Resources Relevant to Plumbers in Bakersfield CA
Plumbing Engineer Magazine
Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine
Backflow Prevention & Plumbing Standards Magazine
Plumbing Systems and Design Magazine
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the Top Ten Plumbers in Bakersfield CA within the following zip codes:
93560, 93518, 93556, 93516, 93555, 93505, 93531, 93501, 93527, 93581, 93524, 93561, 93523, 93301, 93238, 93388, 93307, 93251, 93314, 93285, 93387, 93306, 93250, 93313, 93283, 93386, 93305, 93249, 93312, 93280, 93385, 93304, 93243, 93311, 93268, 93384, 93303, 93241, 93390, 93309, 93263, 93383, 93302, 93240, 93389, 93308, 93252, 93380, 93203, 93225, 93222, 93216, 93215, 93206 and 93205
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the Top Ten Plumbing in Bakersfield CA within the following cities:
Arvin, Bakersfield, Bear Valley Springs, California City, Delano, Ford City, Golden Hills, Greenacres, Lamont, McFarland, Mojave, Oildale, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Rosedale, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi and Wasco