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    • What’s the worst thing that can happen by delaying plumbing repairs?
      Most plumbing problems will only continue to get worse if they aren’t fixed right away. That means more wasted water, home damage, or even foundation damage that could cause your home to slip, shift, or even break apart. Don’t delay—call for help right away!
    • What is a slab leak?
      A slab leak is a leak in one of the water lines that are encased in the cement slab your home is built upon. These are some of the most devastating leaks your home might have, so call for service immediately if you suspect you have one. Failure to do so could seriously jeopardize your home’s foundation.
    • What are signs I have hidden a leak in my home?

      A few signs of hidden leaks include:

      • The sound of running water in your walls
      • The sound of running water in the floor beneath your feet
      • Visible puddles of unexplained areas
      • Ruined or wet flooring
      • Drywall damage
      • Unexplained excessive water bills.

      If you have any of these problems, call for a leak detection service right away.

    • Should I get a tankless water heater?
      Almost any home or business would benefit from a tankless water heater. These systems provide a limitless supply of hot water and only use energy to heat the water you need when you need it, making them more efficient than older water heaters as well. Plus they last longer and are generally simpler to repair, and that means they usually will run strong for decades before replacement.
    • How do I know if my drain is clogged?
      As a general rule, if only one drain in a particular room is clogged, then the problem is usually with that particular drain. If more than one drain is clogged, then the issue might be with a main branch of your drain system. If all of the drains in your home are clogged, then you have an issue with your sewer line. In any case, call a plumber to have the issue fixed properly.
    • When should I replace my water heater?
      A water heater’s average expected lifespan is approximately eight to ten years. When properly cared for, water heaters may even be able to reach up to 12 years of use. However, if your water heater is more than a decade old, you should strongly consider a replacement soon in order to limit the possibility of a catastrophic problem.
    • When is a sewer camera inspection necessary?
      Sewer camera inspections should be performed roughly once every two years or so to ensure your sewer remains in good condition. However, older homes or homes in areas that have recently been impacted by a significant earthquake should consider an inspection as soon as possible in order to alleviate any urgent issues.
    • What is hydro jetting and how can it help my drains?
      Hydro jetting is an all-natural process that uses the power of water under pressure to clear away grime and debris that may have become lodged in your drain lines. This process is fast, effective, completely clears away clogs, and keeps them away by also removing the material that clogs may use to re-form after a short period of time. Plus, because the process only uses water, it doesn’t damage your lines like a chemical drain cleaner would.
    • How often does my water heater need flushed?
      We recommend flushing your water heater every six months to remove any built-up dirt and sediment that may have accumulated in the bottom. However, homes that struggle with higher amounts of included mineral content should consider draining their water heater tank every three to four months instead.
    • How does a plumbing company with a club membership benefit me?
      Club membership with Good Guy Plumbing offers a number of great perks that make caring for your plumbing simple and stress-free. Members receive VIP scheduling and front-of-the-line access for faster service, discounts on every service they need, and we waive all service charges on every appointment to help you save even more. Members also receive a comprehensive annual plumbing inspection that includes your kitchen, bathroom, water heater, and many other components.
    • What services does Good Guy Plumbing offer?
      Good Guy Plumbing is a full-service professional plumber, meaning we offer a full selection of services for all of your plumbing needs. We serve both residential and light-duty commercial customers, including inspections, comprehensive repairs, drain and sewer services, water heater services, gas line services, video camera inspections, and more. We serve both old and new homes alike, and all of our services are code-compliant.
    • What areas does Good Guy Plumbing service?
      Good Guy Plumbing is based in Carson, and serves a wide variety of the surrounding communities as well. We offer our services to customers along the coast as far north as Manhattan Beach and the south end of Hawthorne to as far east as Cota and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. We also serve all of the communities in the Rolling Hills area, including Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Terminal Island, San Pedro, and more.

Why Choose Good Guy?

  • Good Guy Guarantee
    Guaranteed 100% satisfaction with our strong warranties or we'll make it right.
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  • Upfront Expectations & Pricing
    We are transparent about our pricing and process. No surprises.
  • Flexible Schedule
    We work around your schedule and are there when you need us.
  • Trained, Qualified, Ready to Work
    We're constantly training so we can provide you with exceptional customer service and long lasting plumbing solutions.
  • Good People First, Great Plumbers Second

    We treat everyone as we would like to be treated.

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  • “The crews show up on time and are very professional and friendly at the same time” - Larry S.
  • “They were professional and told me all the costs up front. I would definitely use Good Guys Plumbing Company again.” - Eric O.
  • “Cesar did a great job. He even got me a small discount to help me stay within budget.” - Shawn
  • “Cesar and Hector left no stone unturned in making sure I was satisfied and that my plumbing is in good order.” - Maureen O.
  • “Discussed what he was going to do, what his findings were and how he fixed the problem. And no pushy sales pitches.” - Monica P
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  • “Always upfront and transparent about everything” - Jesse C.
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