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Residential Plumbing Service in Merced County, Stanislaus County and Madera County

With Johnson Plumbing, Inc. you can count on receiving the plumbing service you need and deserve. We offer a full range of plumbing services in Turlock, CA, Livingston, CA, Los Banos, CA, and Merced, CA and beyond. Our team of trained technicians will not only identify issues with your plumbing equipment, they will correct the problem. We will also take steps to make sure it doesn't occur again in the future.

Our goal is complete customer satisfaction, so we work hard to diagnose, correct, and prevent plumbing problems in your home. We work on repairing your existing equipment first, and only recommend new equipment if you absolutely need it.

Johnson Plumbing, Inc. is proud to offer the following residential services:

  • Root Removal
  • Aside from poor performance and high energy costs, many potential dangers can result from improper water heater installation. That’s why choosing the right plumbing contractors can make all the difference. If your water heater is broken or in need of maintenance, our expert technicians can often schedule an appointment and have the problem fixed the very same day. Our plumbers know all about conventional gas and electric water heaters, as well as newer tankless water heaters.

    Don’t stress over water heater repairs, either. We will take plumbing problems off your back. You may purchase a water heater through us or pick up one from the supplier of your choice and hire us to install it.

    These water heaters utilize a draft diverter and are atmospherically vented with capacities ranging from 29 to 60 gallons and inputs ranging from 30,000-50,000 BTU’s. These models are perfect for many standard water heating applications:

    • 10 Models (29-60 gallon capacities)
    • 30,000-50,000 BTU/Hr.
    • FVIR Defender Safety System®

    Standard Energy Saver Water Heaters Features:
    • Advanced ScreenLok® Technology Flame Arrestor design
    • Resettable thermal switch
    • Pedestal base
    • Sight window
    • Factory installed Hydrojet® Total Performance System
    • Vitraglas® lining
    • ¾” NPT factory installed dielectric waterway fittings
    • Protective magnesium anode rod
    • “3″ x “4″ Snap-Lock draft diverter on 40,000 BTU/Hr. or less models
    • T&P relief valve included
    • Brass drain valve
    • 1″ Non-CFC foam insulation

  • Disposals
  • Get Trenchless Sewer Replacement and Sewer Line Replacement for great results.

    Are you facing problems with your existing sewer lines? Unable to use your sink, garbage disposal or toilet properly? Johnson Plumbing can replace your damaged sewer line without digging up your landscape. The innovative trenchless sewer replacement is the most convenient way to replace damaged sewer pipelines.

    These days, due to aging, calcification and root intrusion, sewer drain pipe failures have become a big problem for home and business owners. Fixing clogged drains with the traditional method can be a solution to this problem, but this involves a huge expenditure and destruction of the property as well. However, with Trenchless sewer repair and replacement, replacing a sewer line has become quite easy and less time-consuming. Trenchless sewer replacement is not only the most innovative method to replace a damaged sewer line but is also the most cost-effective method to get it repaired.

    Benefits of the trenchless sewer repair and sewer root control:

    • No damage to the property
    • An affordable alternative to sewer replacement
    • CIPP helps to restore structural integrity of the sewer line and prevents from future drain blockages
    • The trenchless sewer replacement process comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • Water Purification Systems
  • Water Softeners
  • Hydro Flush service is the most effective method to restore most old drain lines to like-new condition.

    The Hydro Flush system forces water through tiny openings located in the nozzles. The combination of the high pressure and water volume provides a cleaning system unattainable by conventional methods.

    Unlike conventional cable methods, Hydro Flush services are designed to prevent future problems. While conventional machines are effective in opening a blockage, they do not clear the line of problems like grease, soap or sludge. Soft deposits left in the line collect pieces of paper or other material, eventually causing another blockage.

    Only the power of the Hydro Flush and the skill of your Johnson Plumbing technician can help avoid the expense of ruined wall and flooring from backed-up drain lines. er, and packages including this product.

  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Swamp Coolers
  • How Do I Know That I Need Sewer Repair?
    Sewer repair is needed when your sewer is backed up or starts leaking. This is probably one of the most unpleasant plumbing situations you can encounter, and since this is a much more complicated problem to solve than something like faucet repair, you really need qualified technicians that know what they are doing. This is because, depending on the condition of your sewer pipe, a section of sewer may have to be replaced. To determine if you need to replace a section of sewer pipe, or the entire sewer pipe, a video inspection is performed to assess the condition of your sewer.

    Sewer repair that is performed correctly requires a video inspection. This is when a camera is inserted into the interior of the sewer pipe and sends back live video of the condition and the blockage in your sewer line. Our video inspection equipment is also equipped with locators to determine the location and depth of the sewer line damage from above ground. This allows for spot repairs if possible. Video inspections can tell if you have root intrusion, separated pipes, offset pipe joints, or a broken pipe. The pipe must be draining to be able to see within it, so that may be part of the sewer repair that we will have to perform.

    Common Sewer Problems
    Sewer repair is necessary to remedy certain common problems in older lines. Generally speaking, unless there is some kind of accident or earthquake activity, sewer line damage happens over time. One of the main causes of sewer line damage is roots that grow through cracked lines. One small crack in an old sewer line will make it the target for a root system to take hold and block or destroy the pipe. You can use sewer line cleaning to remove roots, but this is only a temporary solution if you have older clay pipes or Orangeburg pipes. If you have older pipes like clay pipes (with crumbling mortar joints) or Orangeburg pipe (tar infused wood that was popular in the forties) sewer line cleaning may actually destroy them. In this case, you will be looking at sewer installation with other materials like plastic that are better suited.

    Sewer Installation
    Sewer repair might not work for older clay and Orangeburg pipes, so sewer installation is the next step. We offer complete solutions for your sewer needs, which include the entire sewer installation. As always, we promise fast and dependable service, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and free estimates. At Johnson Plumbing there is no need to call anyone else because we can do it all. This includes pipe material recommendations and delivery, root removal; video inspections, spot sewer repair, sewer line cleaning, permit acquisition, and complete sewer installation, as well as concrete removal and replacement.

  • 24 Hr. Emergency Plumbing Service
  • Leak detection has always been one of the more intricate plumbing services because it is so difficult to accurately find hidden leaks. We use the right tools to accurately pinpoint any leak within a plumbing system. Each leak detection tool we use has a specific purpose for which it is best suited. Leak detection is no longer an art but a process of elimination. Our handpicked, experienced, and well respected leak detection plumbers all go through extensive training and have years of knowledge behind them.

    Visual Inspection – With our specialized training and years of experience, a simple walk through inspection of the property allows us to identify most or all of the plumbing problems. The visual inspection often tells us how best to proceed.
    Pressure Testing – Is the water pressure too high or too low? This tells us if there is a leak within the pressurized system and if it is the hot or cold side of the system.
    Moisture Probing and Sensors – Informs us if moisture is present in places it shouldn’t be and how much moisture is present. This often helps us to determine its source.
    Fibre Optic Bore Scope – Provides a visual inspection within the walls and between floors without cutting or drilling holes.
    Thermal Laser – Measures heat through concrete slabs or other surfaces.
    Smoke test leak detection
    Pinpoint Audio Location
    Electronic Pipe Location

    While other plumbing companies are still cutting holes in the walls or tearing up the floor to figure out what the problem might be, we will have accurately located any plumbing failure imaginable without ever cutting or drilling a hole. In the unfortunate event that you experience a leak problem, it can be critical to both your budget and long-term property value that you take the right steps to solve your problem. Don’t pay excessive charges or incur property damage that results from having the wrong people on the job. The bottom line is that we prevent property damage and save you money. Put your trust in our accurate non-destructive leak detection. Don’t wait until it’s too late . . . if you think you might have a leak, a call to Johnson Plumbing is the best move you can make!

  • We can locate and trace:

    • Water
    • Gas
    • Electrical
    • Sewer
    • Storm water services
    Using Radio Detection Sonde technology, PVC and other non-metallic pipes can be located accurately and blockages pinpointed.

    A pipe locator is a device which is designed to locate buried pipes underground. Pipe locators work in a number of different ways, and can vary in cost considerably. When service needs to be performed on a buried utility, a pipe locator can be used to find the pipe, minimizing the amount of digging which needs to be done to track it down. Pipe locators are also used to identify potential hazards before digging, ensuring that pipes and utility lines are not accidentally severed during digging. Damaging utilities with careless digging can be a costly mistake, as some people have learned to the hard way. We specialize in pipe locating saving our customers very costly mistakes when attempting to locate buried piping on their own.

    Skill and experience are required to operate a pipe locator, especially an advanced model which has a number of different functions. Pipe locators are also used to map out underground utilities in a yard or area for general reference. For example, someone moving into a new home might want to know about the approximate location of buried utilities, as this information could be useful to have when problems develop or when yard work is being performed. While utilities do tag underground lines with signs, sometimes the signs are dislodged, removed, or accidentally moved, which means that the presence of a sign does not necessarily indicate that there's a pipe underneath it, and the lack of a sign doesn't mean it's safe to dig.

    Types of pipes:
    Copper pipe is ideal for ½ inch and 1 inch water supply lines leading from the main water supply pipe to household sinks and toilets. Copper is popular with plumbing contractors because it is clean, doesn't rust and is very reliable for both hot and cold water delivery. Copper pipes provide trouble-free service for decades. Copper pipes will freeze and burst if left exposed to the elements. This is only a problem if the pipes run through the outer walls of your home so be sure those walls contain plenty of insulation.

    PEX tubing looks something like a garden hose but it's much stronger and more reliable. Its flexibility and strength make it as reliable as copper but easier for plumbers to work with. PEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene and it is being used increasingly for water supply lines as a low cost alternative to copper piping. Developed in the 1960s, PEX has been used in Europe for decades but was only introduced to the U.S. in the 1980s. No material is freeze-proof but PEX is freeze- resistant and can expand and contract if the water inside freezes.

    PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) pipe is the most common material used today for household drainpipes and vents. It comes in a wide variety of sizes and is durable and reliable. It is finding renewed acceptance as a copper substitute in pressurized water supply lines. It has long been popular for drainage and sewage piping. PVC pipe is inexpensive and popular with plumbing contractors because its joints fit tightly together to resists root intrusion and it is easy to repair. It can be quickly glued together to provide decades of trouble-free service.

    Orangeburg, also known as fibre conduit pipe, was a tarpaper-like material used for sewer lines from the 1860s through the 1970s. It became common again during World War II when iron and other materials were diverted to the war effort. Orangeburg pipe is very susceptible to root intrusion and has fallen out of favor with building code writers.

    Cast Iron pipes are tough and reliable. Today they are more commonly found in commercial and municipal applications than in residential plumbing. However, iron pipes can be found in older homes. Cast iron resists corrosion and can last 100 years or more under ideal conditions. Plumbers work with cast iron drainage pipes, water supply lines and natural gas lines.

    Lead pipes have fallen out of favor today due to the danger of lead-related illnesses and health problems. Lead was the most common type of pipe for centuries because it was easy to work with. The word "plumbing" actually is derived from the Latin word for lead, "plumbum." If you have lead water supply lines, your water should be tested to determine the exposure level of your home. Johnson Plumbing recommends replacing lead pipes with safer materials. At the very least, you should always run the tap for two or three minutes after it feels cold before drinking it or cooking with it.

    Galvanized steel pipes have also fallen out of favor in new construction. After years of use, minerals from water react with the galvanizing material to cause scale build up inside the pipe. This will eventually narrow the diameter of the pipe resulting in lower water pressure and reduced volume.

  • Gas Lines - New and Repairs
  • Wall Heaters
  • And Much More!

Johnson Plumbing, Inc. is a full-service plumbing company in Turlock, CA, Livingston, CA, Los Banos, CA, and Merced, CA. We are proud to serve communities across Central California including: Turlock, Fresno, Los Banos and Modesto.

For more information about our residential or commercial plumbing services in Turlock, CA, Livingston, CA, Los Banos, CA, and Merced, CA and surrounding areas, please contact us today at 209-723-4032.

Contact Johnson Plumbing, Inc Today!

Johnson Plumbing, Inc. has provided residential and commercial plumbing services in Merced, CA for over 50 years. We are dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction and stand by every job we do. We are proud to provide a range of plumbing services including: boiler installation, pipe repair, tankless water heater repair and installation, and septic service and repair.

For more information, please give us a call at 209-723-4032 or fill out the contact form below.