A few months back, I started noticing something strange on one of the central columns of my home. The paint was beginning to crack and peel, but only on one corner facing the back of the house.
Initially thinking nothing of it, I determined it was a problem for tomorrow and that I’d just re-paint it later. Fast forward a week and the problem seemed to be getting significantly worse.
I took a putty knife to start removing the paint and instead managed to take a good chunk of the drywall off as if it were wet cardboard. That’s when I knew the problem was way, way worse than I thought.
I immediately called a local plumber to come and give it a look and anxiously awaited the few days until the appointed time. That time came…and then went, without even a phone call to explain why they never showed up.
The next plumber I called did manage to show up, and then promptly told me that there was a leak in the pipes but he can’t go any further without calling in an asbestos team due to the age of my house. He just so happened to know a guy who ran such a team…who would have charged me thousands for even showing up. Next!
The next plumber told me that there was nothing wrong – the drywall was probably just old! I couldn’t believe my ears. He was in and out of the house in ten minutes.
At this point I was in full-on panic mode. The plumbers I was calling either didn’t show up, didn’t know what they were doing, or were just straight up trying to scam me. I wasn’t sure how long I had before the water damage would turn to mold, and none of the options seemed appealing
That’s when a friend recommended California Plumbing from San Diego to me. She showed me their Yelp page and I was immediately intrigued by their rating and the pages on pages filled with reviews like these:
I’ve used California Plumbing in the past and I have to say there professionalism and work ethic is outstanding. Nestor is an amazing plumber, by far the best. He came to replace my toilets and in no time at all everything was done perfect. He replace 4 toilet, not an easy job but was completed in such professional manner. He hauled the old toilets away too! I absolutely recommend California Plumbing for any plumbing issues, don’t for get to ask for Nestor! Thank you!Yvonne L., Yelp Review
We had a bathroom faucet that needed to be replaced. The catch was that is was a pedestal sink and very tricky to replace. Aaron at California Plumbing was quick to get back to me on Yelp and super responsive with messages. He sent Devan to my home the next day to do an estimate and actually Devan ended up doing the replacement. Devan was extremely polite, professional and courteous as well as super knowledgeable. Our faucet replacement was a pain but you wouldn’t know it by Devan’s personality and demeanor. Great guy who even took the time to ask me how my day was going, all while in the midst of a complicated faucet replacement. We have more faucets that need to be replaced so we will be having California Plumbing back to do those faucets as well and hopefully we get Devan again as he was wonderful! Great service and very reasonable prices. I highly recommend them!Marianne G., Yelp Review
Not only have they been far more responsive and friendly during our calls, they successfully diagnosed my problem within twenty minutes of arriving to my home. As it turns out, some renovations I had recently got done had shifted one of the tubs in the bathroom right above the column, so water was leaking through the cracks in the grout and was slowly seeping to the lower floor.
Needless to say, I’ve been suitably impressed by California Plumbing and can give them a hearty recommendation. If you’re in need of some expert plumbing and just can’t seem to find a solid company to do the work, do yourself a favor and get the guys at California Plumbing to come out.
455 Willowcrest Way, Chula Vista, CA 91910