BBB Accredited Business since

Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance

Phone: (805) 687-2677 2825 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 View Additional Email Addresses

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This company's business is full service plumbing and maintence company specializing in new construction, remodels re pipes, drain cleaning, etc.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 3
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

2 Customer Reviews on Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 2
Total Customer Reviews 2

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 02, 1975 Business started: 12/17/1974 in CA Business started locally: 12/17/1974 Business incorporated 11/02/1976 in CA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752
Fax Number: (805) 983-3921
The number is 335667.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Patrick C. Carroll, Owner Customer Support
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Patrick C. Carroll, Owner
Business Category


Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Additional Locations

  • 2825 De La Vina St

    Santa Barbara, CA 93105


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.

Complaint Detail(s)

2/16/2016 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance, Inc. charged me 2 hours labor for 15 minutes work. Their plumber was at my house for approximately 15 min. They charged me for 2 hours labor. They said the time included travel time. Google maps has the travel distance at 2.2 miles and the travel time at 10 minutes. I called Tony in their office and he said this was fair charge and would not adjust the bill.

Desired Settlement: I would like Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance, Inc. to adjust down their bill by 1.5 hours to .5 hours worked.

Business Response: Spoke with P****** of Carroll Plumbing and Maintenance and he stated that he will call the customer to resolve the issue.

Consumer Response:

Complaint: 11011214

I am rejecting this response because:


K*** *******

On Monday I received a call from Carroll Plumbing. I spoke to someone, who asked me what had happened.  I explained everything to him. He said he would get back in touch with me.  As of yet, I have not heard from them.

5/16/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: On Saturday, February 22, 2014, my mother had a clog in her sewer line from using flushable wipes. I called ******* Plumbing and asked them to clear the line. Over the last 25 years, I have called a number of plumbers to remove blockages in sewer lines. Usually their bills range between $100 to $150. I was shocked when I received a bill from ******** for $348.04 for the same job.******** is charging me for 2.5 hours of their plumbers time. I do not remember him being there anywhere near that long. The clog was caused by paper, not grease, hair or roots. Any competent plumber should have been able to clear paper blockage in no time. Over the years, I have paid many plumbers to clear blockages in sewer lines. Even with roots, at no time did any of their bills come anywhere near $348.04. I called Carrolls on March 28, 2014 to discuss the bill. I was hoping they would review it and would offer me a more reasonable price. Instead, told me that was their rate and I would have to pay it. While I do not mind paying a premium because I am in a pinch, I do not appreciate being ripped off.

Desired Settlement: I would appreciate a bill that reflects a price that is more representative of the amount of work actually done and a price that is more in line with the industry standard for clearing a paper clog from a sewer line.

4/3/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: My complaint is for excessive billing. I had a leaking valve under my bathroom sink. I called Carrolls and told them of my problem, noting it was leaking from an angle stop valve. They arrived on time and with the part. After taking the old valve off, he told me, I am not used to working with PEX,plastic piping that is in most new homes. The first plumber then called another plumber who works on PEX more often. He came and fixed the problem. Much to my suprise, when the bill arrived, I was charged for one plumber for 1 hour and another plumber for 1/2 hour. I am not complaining about the service only I shouldn't have to pay for the other plumber. One hour to repair a leaky valve is fine, but when I called to complain about the extra 1/2 hour, I was basically told two plumbers 1.5 hours sorry pay the bill. The man at the office told me he only had one guy that works on PEX and I should have told them we had PEX when I called for service. How did I know this, I did not build the home.

Desired Settlement: Remove from my bill the extra half hour that was billed $43.00Total bill should be $135.37 minus $43.00 for a total of $92.37

Customer Review(s)

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Customer Reviews Summary

2 Customer Reviews on Carroll Plumbing & Maintenance
Positive Experience (0 reviews)
Neutral Experience (0 reviews)
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