Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Plumbing Services and Water Treatment in Marin County by Marin H2O

When you need help with your Marin County home or business water systems, contact Marin H2O for prompt, courteous service.

Marin H2O offers water treatment services for pure filtered water – such as water softeners, home filters, and drinking water systems. They also offer plumbing construction and and remodels, as well as plumbing emergency service in Marin County – from Mill Valley to San Rafael and Novato and anywhere in between!


Some of the many services that Marin H2O provides:

Leaky Faucet Repairs And Replacement

Dishwasher Installation

Icemaker Hookup

Toilet Bowl Repair And Replacement

New Faucet Installation

Shower Diverter Repair And Replacement

Sewer And Drain Cleaning

Waterline Repair And Replacement

Water Heater Repair And Replacement

Sewer Line Repairs

Electronic Leak And Sewer Location

Inline Video Inspection

Garbage Disposal Repair And Replacement

Floor And Wall Furnace Repair And Replacement

Tankless Water Heaters

Earthquake Shutoff Valves

Water Heater Strapping

Copper Re-Piping (Eliminates Rusty Water)

Sump And Sewer Ejector Pumps

Pond And Fountain Pumps

Hot Water Circulation Pumps

Dishwasher And Stove Hookups

Gas Barbecue Hookups

Water Filter Installations For Entire House Or Point-Of-Use (I.e. Kitchen Sink)

Gas Pressure Testing

Washer And Dryer Hookups

Hose Bib Installation

Pool Heater Gas Lines

Boiler Repairs

Shower Heads

Gas Line Repair And Replacement

Safety Grab Bars

Sewer Clean Out Installations

Fireplace Log Lighter Valves

Ceiling And Wall Leaks

Hydro Jetting Sewer Lines

Backwater Valves

Pressure Regulators (Water Pressure Testing)

Laundry Trays

Water Heater Relocation

Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry And Utility Room Installations And Upgrades.

Urinal And Flushometer Toilets

Correct All Plumbing Violations

Roof And Area Drain Cleaning

Sewer Clean Out

Drain Cleaning


Water Softeners

Hard water contains dissolved minerals that form deposits inside your heaters, washers, and other 
water-using appliances. These make them work harder than necessary.

Marin H2O installs water softeners that condition your water and deliver soft water throughout your home. They offer a Portable Exchange Service water softener, considered a smart, environmentally conscious way to enjoy the benefits of soft water.

Home Filters

If your water system does not have a filter, you are a filter. Let Marin H2O install a reverse osmosis home filtration system to provide you with delicious, pure drinking water. The system reduces contaminants as small as an atom. They offer environmentally preferred water filtration systems with recyclable components, reducing landfill waste and saving resources.

Drinking Water Systems

Culligan bottle-less cooler systems offer the latest advantages in technology to treat your existing water supply and provide your home or office with an endless supply of hot and cold drinking water.

Whether your system utilizes advanced carbon filtration or state-of-the-art reverse osmosis, Culligan can provide the highest quality water at the touch of a button. These systems refill automatically, so you don’t need to keep a supply of bottles on hand.

De-ionized Water

Ions from minerals such as sodium, calcium, iron, copper, chloride, or bromide are present in most tap water. De-ionization is a physical process that uses specially-manufactured ion exchange resins to bind to, filter out, and remove mineral salts from the water. Because the majority of water impurities are dissolved salts, de-ionization produces a high purity water. Our portable exchange tank provides service for high purity water applications such as spot-free rinsing for commercial service companies that wash boats and planes.


Marin H2O plan, organize and design plumbing systems specifications for remodels or new construction. They work with your architect, contractor, and designer to achieve your esthetic and financial goals.

Types of remodels:
Sewer lateral

Their goal is to provide long-term quality and service.


Plumbing emergencies require an immediate response. Your phone call will be answered by a real person, and a plumber will arrive quickly to solve and repair your plumbing problem, whether simple or complex.


Marin H2O Plumber with sewer video equipment Waste Line/ Drain Line Management:

We can’t crawl into your pipes, but the next best thing is to survey your system using a video camera. A color camera inserted into the pipeline becomes our eyes, finding damaged or blocked sections that need to be cleared, replaced or repaired. In case of blockage, we offer full rooter service to cut away any aggressive tree roots that have invaded your sewer lines.


Performs Expert Water Heater Installation and Repair Services
There are several reasons to install a water heater. Whether you are prepping your home for resale and want to increase its property value or simply want to make your family more comfortable, a water heater is an investment. With our help, you can make the right choice in installing a water heater that serves you efficiently for many years. With our expert advice, you will make the right choice in purchasing a water heater. Apart from our product range, we also offer installation, repairs and maintenance services on water heaters.
When selecting a new water heater for your home, choose a water heating system that will not only provide enough hot water but also that will do so energy efficiently, saving you money. This includes considering the different types of water heaters available and determining the right size and fuel source for your home.


Our services include natural gas line installations.


We can install systems that safely reclaim waste water or harvest and store rainwater for efficient use in your garden.

Richard Williams III grew up working in the company that his grandfather founded in 1961, and learned that old-fashioned integrity and honesty were our most important products. They still are. Richard III founded Marin H2O and merged it with my family’s water treatment company, Marin Refined Water Systems, to bring you a broader range of services. Marin H2O assures that you can still count on to their top-notch, guaranteed work.

With one phone call, you now get plumbing construction and repair, delivery of our pure bottled water or installation and maintenance of our water treatment programs.

For Plumbing and water treatment services call Marin H2O at 415.479.8411. Visit

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Marin County Master Electrician by Tom Remus

Tom Remus is a master electrician serving Marin for 35 years. He offers residential and light commercial electrical work, troubleshooting expert. Services expand to outdoor landscape lighting, bathroom and kitchen remodels, breaker panel upgrades and LED lighting upgrade.

All work is done by the master electrician himself.

With California contractor license # 628913.

Tom, gives free estimates and advice.


Commercial Electrician

Tom Remus understands that any delay or interruption in electrical service means a loss in productivity and revenue in any commercial business.  He have worked in many small businesses in Marin to promptly restore electricity to major appliances, lighting fixtures, dimmers and overloaded circuits that can interrupt the flow of the business.

Offering not only comprehensive solutions for all your commercial electrical needs, Tom also provides you with the information and resources you need to make educated decisions about which solutions are best for you.

·                   Motion Sensor Security Lighting
·                   Furnish and Install 120 outlets
·                   Furnish and Install 120v smoke detectors
·                   Furnish and Install 240v amp circuit panels
·                   Furnish and Install Cable TV wires
·                   Installation Quad Outlets
·                   Installation of a New High Efficiency Lighting
·                   Install Commercial CO2 Detectors
·                   Install Commercial Outdoor Lighting For Signs
·                   Install Water proof junction boxes

Residential Electrician

Tom have worked on all kinds of residential projects from multi-million dollar high rise apartments and huge homes to small service calls to fix some little thing that is not working right. In the last few years, Tom have been working more on kitchen and bathroom remodeling and bring modern lighting fixtures in to create a very artistic and pleasing environment for the clients and guests.

Services and Products

·                   Sub Panel Upgrades
·                   Water Heater Electrical Hook Up
·                   Appliance Installation
·                   Exhaust Fan Installation
·                   Ceiling Fan Installation
·                   Main Service Upgrades
·                   Interior Lighting, Surface And Recessed
·                   Outdoor Lighting 120 Volt And 12 Volt Low Voltage
·                   Dimmers And Motion Sensors
·                   Kitchen Upgrades
·                   Intercom Systems
·                   Central Vacuums
·                   Bathroom Upgrades
·                   Flat Panel Installs
·                   Low Voltage Installs
·                   Dedicated Appliance Circuits

Outdoor Landscaping

When you are ready to install outdoor landscape lighting around your home, Tom can install high quality outdoor landscape lighting, which can beautify your home and significantly enhance its curb appeal and your property value.

Landscape Lighting Installation, Service & Repair

  • Landscape Lights
  • Spotlights for Highlighting Architecture & Trees
  • Hot Tub & Spa Hook-Ups
  • Swimming Pool Lighting
  • Low Voltage Lighting
  • Outdoor Sound Systems (Speakers and Entertainment Centers)
  • Outdoor Kitchens & Barbeque Areas1
  • GFI Outlets

Outdoor Lighting For:

  • Trees & Shrubs
  • Walkways
  • Patios
  • Ponds
  • Patio Covers
  • Fireplaces & Fire Pits
  • Decks

Contact Master Electrician Tom Remus for free estimate and advice on electrical services at (415) 458-2949. Visit

Monday, March 17, 2014

Richard Wodehouse offers Residential construction manager, owner's representative services.

Richard Wodehouse is an owner’s project manager in Marin County with numerous honor and merit awards including the Colorado Association of Homebuilders 2000 Builder of the Year. As an owner’s project manager in Tiburon and Belvedere he oversees construction projects of all sizes for an efficiency and budget, eco certification, and to give home owners peace of mind. Richard has more than 35 years of experience as a fine home builder in California and Colorado.

Working on behalf of the homeowner, an owner’s project manager detects problems before they occur, reduces costs, prevents delays, and manages subcontractors. Having an owner’s project manager allows you to confidently approach projects such as new home construction, eco renovations, making the additions you’ve always wanted, or installing features to increase property values. Architects and realtors are an integral part of the process, and Richard can work directly on new construction projects. Richard is also certified to help implement cost effective green building measures. By utilizing Richard as an owner’s project manager, you save time and prevent costly delays through his hands-on, experienced management. Throughout the project, and afterwards, Richard will be your trusted and fair advisor.

Owner’s Project Management
Large commercial construction has always used a project manager; residential construction of all sizes is just realizing the benefit of a project manager for the same reasons. As a project manager, Richard evaluates schedule, and aid in the selection of subcontractors to give you more time and peace of mind. With years of experience, he can detect problems before they occur, forecast budgets in advance, and can compare costs across suppliers. Richard Wodehouse is also certified to suggest green building options where appropriate. You’ll receive weekly project updates, a project calendar so you can plan visits at key decision-making times, and a trustworthy personal advisor.

An owner’s project manager will give appropriate information and advice so that the owner can make informed decisions and maintain control of the project and spend his money wisely. By coordinating, guiding and monitoring that the entire team is working towards like objectives problems are averted, delays are prevented and risks are reduced, therefore substantial money is saved.

The number of hours necessary and appropriate to perform the duties required on a project to be determined as project evolves. Owner can request additional work, or lessen amount of work, or terminate the work of the OR at all times. Payment arrangements to be agreed upon by Owner and OR.

Little risk for you since Richard is paid hourly and the amount of involvement is decided by you, shortly after his involvement you can determine the valued he is bringing to the project.

Your investment in time will be repaid in a short time by giving you added confidence and peace of mind with verification that your project is proceeding the way it should.

Though it’s best to have a project manager throughout the process, there are three distinct stages during which Richard can help you:

Richard believed that his skill is to bring a meditative influence to a conflict to help people engage constructively, which will result in a satisfactory and permanent closing of the case. After a 33 year career as a builder of fine homes and light commercial buildings, He is now focus on construction project management and serve as a professional mediator.

Construction Resolution Experience
In 33 years spent creating architecturally challenging structures he have mediated one hundred disputes between highly invested, sometimes highly emotional individuals.  He has worked out very interesting and complex solutions between:

Owners and sub-contractors

Subcontractors and other subs on the same site

Subcontractors and their own employees working at sites

Employees with each other

Employees to company leadership

These conflicts carry the added urgency of adverse impact on the schedule for the entire project if not addressed and resolved within a day or two.

I work with you, the architect, to create a harmonious green construction project with your client. Working together, I give you reliable, authoritative input that is relevant to your current design, resulting in a “menu” of green features to present to your client. Take confidence that the products and features you implement meet green building standards and your project. In addition to decades of working with architects as a contractor, I’ve also served as a consultant in green building for residential projects for Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).

During the permitting and planning approval process we can work to identify:

Deconstruction and salvage

Impact of trucks on site and surroundings

Tracking Feedback

Compliance with Cal Green, Green Point Rated

Passive House Energy Standard

Living Building Challenge

LEED for homes

Building science

Controlled ventilation

Whole house systems

Indoor air quality

Lower maintenance

Reduced climate impact and lower bills

Recycling on-site

After construction I offer a specialized, unique Owner’s Manual which details for the client the location, use, and emergency shut-off for the green features and regular features such as power and gas.

The savings to your client will more than cover my costs.

With 37 years of experience with fine homes, Richard has a history of working with realtors and architects to meet client needs.

When you have a client that is interested in a piece of property that includes the possibility of remodeling or new construction, contact Richard and he can advise you on what is feasible, the corresponding budgets, and the reasonable timeline.

Richard will use his experience in building more than 100 projects, many of them high-end, and in all kinds of settings. Your clients can make informed decisions about their dream property.

Richard is using his vast experience and knowledge gained in 37 years of building architecturally demanding projects in California and Colorado helping owners in the role of an Owner’s Project Manager. It is the OR’s role to provide guidance and information to eliminate uncertainties and ensure the Owner’s best interests are at the heart of every decision made and attempt ensure the best products and practices are employed.

Richard E. Wodehouse started as a custom builder in San Diego County, California, where he quickly gained a reputation as being one of the area’s finest contractors. After 15 years, he established operations in Telluride, Colorado. Known for his ability to successfully complete architecturally-challenging projects, Richard developed a close working relationship with both world-renowned and local architects. In 1999, he opened a second office in Aspen, Colorado. Richard now lives in Marin County where he is a construction project manager.

Richard’s projects have been featured in such magazines as Architectural Record, Custom Builder, Remodeling Ideas, Progressive Architecture, Colorado Homes & Life-Styles, Telluride Style, and Sojourner Magazine. Richard was named Colorado’s “Builder of the Year” for 2000, and has received numerous national and regional awards for his efforts in Green Building.

Richard is a national speaker and often contributes articles to local newspapers on various Green Building topics. He is an avid sailor, river kayaker, and motorcyclist. Richard is also bilingual in Spanish and English.

For project management and mediation services contact Richard Wodehouse at 415-944-0278.