I ordered a new hot water heater. I ordered the GE Heat pump water heater. Fancy! I needed a plumber to install it. I called around. You would think we live in Siberia! I can't believe how many - "I don't service Rancho Murieta." or "I don't go out that far!" or "That's too far for me to travel with gas so high." Some of these places are located in Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova and Folsom. If I was in North Natomas (twice the miles) , they would have come over. Sheesh!
So I went local. Martin at Murieta plumbing Service (354-3303) answered his phone and was very knowledgeable, professional & polite. We set up a pre-install appt. Martin came out, gave me an estimate and I promised to call as soon as I knew the delivery time for Saturday. He came out on Saturday and installed the new one. It turned out I also needed 2 new valves. When I asked "how much" it was because I expected to pay for the additional work. He quoted me back the original estimate. I had to force him to take the additional money. It's only fair to pay for what you get.
I had called around just to get an educated guess as how much I should set aside for the install back in Novemeber. Martin was very reasonable in price. Especially since with the additional work took it just past 4 hours. He even hauled away my old water heater.
I highly recommend Martin for your plumbing needs. He did a great job.