Contractors and Services
Here are some links and contact information to other contractors and services that I know and trust.
Home Inspection Service
Philippe's level of ability dwarfs most other inspectors! Additionally, his use of high tech equipment, such as infrared imaging, allows him to see things that other inspectors can't. His company sets a really high standard that others will someday need to follow.
Plumbing Related Organizations
American Water Works Association
The authoritative source on safe water
The Irrigation Association® is the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors and end users. Originally founded in 1949, IA includes over 2,000 corporate and individual members and is dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been protecting the public’s health and safety for more than eighty years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.
Learn more about the key role IAPMO plays on their website or YouTube channel.
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems. ASPE is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing engineering, to the professional growth and advancement of its members and the health, welfare and safety of the public.
San Diego Chapter http://www.aspe-sandiego.org/about.html
World Plumbing Review
The first truly global plumbing magazine http://www.wpr.com.au
I serve on a panel of experts for the eLocal.com blog. The blog covers a range of home improvment and green projects. Each blog entry addresses one subject and the experts are invited to comment on the subject. This provides a great diversity of viewpoints on each subject area, all intended for the consumer, in order to improve the efficiency and longevity of their homes.
Service Organizations to which I belong
Disaster Relief Rotarian Action Group
DRRAG is a Rotary Action Group focused solely on disaster relief. It is intended to support and unify Rotarian involvements in relief and development activities - locally, regionally and worldwide.
Rotary International, District 5340
Rescue Task Force
As a water professional, I am active in world humanitarian efforts, one of these is Rescue Task Force (RTF).
Rescue Task Force is an agile and innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate suffering and provide developmental aid to those who have been marginalized by geography or economic deprivation. RTF often goes where others do not to help those who are outside the scope of conventional relief providers. They also respond rapidly with medical and other immediate aid to victims of man-made and natural disasters world-wide.
Other Favorite Businesses
Ramona Music Center
Jon Hasz, owner of Ramona Music Center graciously provided the music used in my podcasts and videos. Provider of lessons, instruments, repairs and all things music related.
Not just a music store, but a true center for music participation in Ramona.
Located at: 1045 Main St. (Next door to KFC) Ramona, Ca 92065 Phone: (760) 789-3154
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Energy efficiency resources, which includes guides on heating and cooling, efficient lighting, window insulation, water conservation, solar energy, and more. http://www.expertise.com/green
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How to Trouble shoot Water Heaters
Fix Water Heater with the Expert Hot Water Troubleshooting Guide. How to Trouble-shoot Leaking, Sediment and Lime buildup, Gas Control Valve, Pilot Light and Thermocouple Problems on Gas and Electric Water Heaters. http://www.hot-water-heaters-reviews.com/troubleshooting-water-heaters.html
ofuro hot tubs
japanese soaking bathtubs, onsen tubs, hot tubs for aromatherapy and
We build our wooden tubs with quarter sawn japanese hinoki wood.
All our products are custom made in Japan by our 4th generation craftsman. http://www.bartokdesign.com/japan/
USA Plumbing Info
Are you looking for local plumbers or local contractors in your area? Are you trying to find a reliable commercial or residential plumbing contractor? The UsaPlumbing.Info website is the largest free plumbing websites directory, and will help you find the websites of local plumbers and contractors in your neighborhood. http://usaplumbing.info
Aames Plumbing, Septic, Heating & Air. Atlanta, GA
"One of the best plumbers in Atlanta for over 20 Years!" www.aamesplumbing.com
Air Conditioning Orange County
Los Angeles Plumbers, Plumbing Contractors CA – Are you seeking Los Angeles Plumbing repair & replacement services?
Air Conditioning Vacaville
Dependabel Heating and Air Conditioning provides quality heating and air conditioning services to Solano and Contra Costa Counties. http://www.dependableair.com/
A-Plumbers, your ultimate Plumbing directory of local plumbing contractors. www.Aplumbers.com
Plumber Los Angeles
www.plumbers-los-angeles.com Plumber Los Angeles provides residential, commercial and 24/7 emergency plumbing services in Greater Los Angeles area
Plumbers Los Angeles
Plumbers Los Angeles (www.craigscontractors.com) - Craigcontractors provide affordable solutions for air conditioning installation, plumbing and heating.
Plumber Orange County
Mike Diamond offers affordable solutions for airconditioning installation, drain cleaning, plumbing and heating.
Plumber San Francisco
For all your plumbing and drain cleaning needs in San Francisco. www.benfranklinplumbingbayarea.com/san-francisco.html
Plumber Washington DC
Plumber Washington dc provides emergency, residential and commercial plumbing services in the DC area and north Virginia. Call (888) 219-3839www.plumber-washingtondc.com
From here you will find the best selection of plumbing related sites on the World Wide Web. www.plumbingweb.com
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Marley Plumbing & Drainage offering innovative solutions for the construction industry. Marley Plumbing and Drainage are the industry benchmark for quality and professionalism. Contact us at 1622 858888. (Kent, England) www.marleyplumbinganddrainage.com