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Whole Home Plumbing Inspections

Most of us only think to call the plumber when something goes wrong. But what if you could prevent costly plumbing damage BEFORE it happens?

When it comes to plumbing leaks, in many cases the problem has existed long before you notice anything unusual. After all, most of your pipes are hidden behind walls, floors and ceilings. If it’s been a while since you last scheduled in inspection, calling a trained professional can ensure that your plumbing system is working as intended and not putting your property at risk.

Reasons to Get a Whole Home Plumbing Inspection

Your plumbing is getting old.

Plumbing systems with a lot of history are at a higher risk of needing repairs, especially if they’ve needed repairs in the past few years. Homes that are over 30 years old also are likely to have been built with outdated pipe materials that are no longer approved for use in new buildings. Even if your home has received renovations recently, it’s good to have someone double-check your pipes to ensure that old plumbing has been replaced or repaired correctly in the past. The older your home, the more likely your sewer lines have also seen some damage due to shifting from tree roots and earthquakes.

There’s just been a major earthquake.

The largest fatalities from earthquakes don’t come from the shaking but from the fires and explosions caused by gas leaks. Even if your earthquake shutoff valve cuts off your home’s gas supply correctly, there still could be damage to your gas line. Shifting earth can also impact your water line regardless of how old the pipes are. After you’ve made sure your family is not in immediate danger after an earthquake, you should always call to schedule an inspection to ensure that future plumbing hazards are avoided.

You’ve gotten a bad repair in the past.

Unfortunately, not every repair goes as expected. If your home has been the victim of a bad DIY or handyman job in the past, a professional inspection can ensure that there aren’t any additional problems caused and in need of repair. Sometimes these mistakes are no more than an ugly faucet installation, but other times they can be dangerous and expensive to fix.

Peace of Mind

As a homeowner, you should be maintaining your plumbing regular – not just when buying and selling a home. At the end of the day, an inspection every year or two will always be less expensive (and far less stressful) than a broken down water heater or slab leak. Our thorough inspection checklist will help your system last longer and perform to its potential.

What We Check During an Inspection

Kitchen Sinks: faucet, basket strainer, sink drainage, trap, emergency shutoff valves, disposal, dishwasher connection, water filter

Bathrooms: sinks (stopper, drainage, trap), emergency shutoff valves, shower/tub faucet/diverter, shower faucet/diverter, shower/tub drainage, shower head, tub spout, anti-scald device, toilet/bidet

Laundry Rooms: washing machine bibbs, washing machine hoses, washing machine drain, laundry sink faucet and drain

Water Heater: cold water shutoff valve, anode rod, upper and lower Elements, pressure/temperature valve, pilot assembly, venting, expansion tank, gas cock, supply lines, sediment trap, gas flex, year

Outside: water meter, hose bibbs, water pressure, hose shutoff valve, cleanout, backflow preventer, PRV, gas meter, EQ shutoff valve

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Why Choose Gotelli Plumbing?

5-star customer service
Customer Focused
Our goal is to give every customer the best plumbing service available. Our technicians are professional and well-trained to make sure we achieve that goal.
family owned business
Family-Owned and Operated
We're a family-run business living and working in Marin County, so treating our neighbors like family is the center of our values.
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Reliable Service
Our technicians are background checked and trained in the latest plumbing advancements to ensure you get the service your home or business deserves.

What Our Customers Say

Very Professional

Very professional, very accommodating and very successful unclogging solution to our plumbing emergency. Many thanks!

Michael M.

Fast and Efficient

It was great working with Sam S! He’s fast and efficient. He found the problem in a matter a few short minutes. Then he had the part delivered to our home. Thank you!!!

Stephen S.

Courteous and Thorough

Cory was very professional, courteous, thorough, and fixed the problem. Also, the women I spoke with on Friday morning was also very courteous and accommodating . 5 stars for sure!!!

Chris H.

Pleasant Attitude

Cory came out to inspect a questionable smell from under my house and quickly was able to identify the source – a decomposing rat that my pest control guy was on able to locate after three previous visits! Thank you Cory for your fast and efficient service and a pleasant attitude!

Rebecca C.

Quick Response Time

The response from Gotelli Plumbing was excellent. The next time Tom arrived right on time and the quality of his work was outstanding. When he finished he walked me through everything he had done and I could not have been more pleased with the results. I’m so thankful to have such professionals available when need and on such short notice.

Raymond R.

Excellent Service

Tom provided excellent service. He is obviously experienced- and quickly solved the problem. Our gas had to be shut off, so we were without our stove to cook, furnace to heat and hot water. Our home is happy again!

Keith B.

Superb Service

Tom of Gotelli Plumbing provided superb service for us in replacing a very balky tub spout, and worn out toilet parts. Not only was he extremely professional and thorough but he was able to answer all my questions concerning the service. I would give 6 stars if I could.

Edward D.

Always on Time

Tom has worked on numerous plumbing issues in our home over the years. He’s always on time, polite, hard working and an excellent plumber overall. I strongly recommend Tom R. for any plumbing jobs you need! We’ll continue to use Tom for all our future plumbing problems. Thanks!

Rachel C.

Fantastic Service

Fantastic service from Steve, who came to our home on time, surveyed the issue, and came back to fix the problem – all with a smile.

Bill D.

Great Experience

I had a great experience with Gotelli Plumbing when we needed a leak in a pipe fixed. Tom was professional and friendly. He also got the job done faster than original estimated, so the work was less expensive than I anticipated. I will use Gotelli Plumbing again in the future.

Kendall F.

Affordable Pricing

Water heater died just in time for Thanksgiving company to arrive. Gotelli sent Joey out first thing this morning. Not only was Joey a super nice guy, he fixed our heater quickly and for $450 less than a competitors bid. Will be going to these guys for all of our plumbing needs in the future!

Becky R.

Fabulous Attention to Detail

Fabulous attention to detail…every decision is made with first rate materials. No cutting corners…great customer service!!

Sherri C.