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Avoid Headaches with these Tips for Foster City Plumbing Repairs

If you’re like pretty much everyone in the area, no one really wants to deal with Foster City plumbing repairs when they arise. If you’re in need of help with Foster City plumbing repairs, it pretty much means that something went unexpectedly wrong with your plumbing system and you’re probably thinking about all the effort and possible costs it will take to get your problem resolved.

Have no fear, our team of plumbing experts is happy to help you through your plumbing problems starting with these quick tips.

If it’s an emergency, call for 24/7 help immediately

First, if this is an emergency, just call us immediately at our phone number for our 24/7 emergency plumbing service, which as the name implies will get your problem fixed any day of the week and at any hour of the day.

Time is of the essence in a plumbing emergency, as urgent problems like major ongoing leaks can cause real damage if they’re left unaddressed and without action. In some cases, we can even help guide you through some quick mitigation steps you can take as you wait for us to arrive, such as shutting off the main water valve.

If you’re not experiencing an emergency situation, go ahead and read onto the following sections.

Detail the problem

Make sure you collect as much information as possible about the problem. When did it start? Where is it located? Are there more than one locations or more than one problem? Do you know the cause of the problem?

Having some details about the problem and establishing the scope of the problem will help reach a resolution more quickly, particularly if you need to describe the problem to a plumbing repair expert in detail.

Find a plumber with a strong reputation

Next, we highly recommend finding a plumber with a well-respected reputation. We strongly recommend against attempting repairs yourself unless you’re a licensed plumber, because if things go wrong you could cause a lot of damage of exacerbate the problem, and your insurance may not cover it.

When you’re looking for a professional plumber to help you, check customer review websites like Yelp. Look for a plumber with a high overall rating and strong specific customer reviews, like our team at Performance Plumbing.

Past performance can be a strong reassurance that the plumber has already performed at high levels and knows how to ensure customer satisfaction, whereas low ratings for past plumbing repair work may show a lower level of historic performance.

Make sure the plumber is fully licensed and insured

Beyond the reputation of the person doing the plumbing work, it’s important to make sure the plumber is fully licensed and insured.

This may seem like a baseline requirement that most people end up assuming is the case, but this causes many people to overlook how important these aspects are.

If you choose someone who is an unlicensed, uninsured general worker who is not specifically dedicated to plumbing, the work they do may not be at the same high level of plumbing standards or you may have trouble covering damages if something goes wrong.

Get a free estimate

Ready to get your plumbing problem fixed? Simply reach out to us by phone or email and one of our friendly plumbing experts will be glad to help you.

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How to Make Your Sunnyvale Toilet Installation Perfect

When it comes to the daily life of residents in the area, few home improvement projects can impact your day-to-day activities as much as a Sunnyvale toilet installation. Because we frequently interact with these very necessary devices in our homes, making sure your Sunnyvale toilet installation goes smoothly should be a top priority for anyone who doesn’t want to add stress to their life.

To help you get off to the right start, our team of home improvement plumbing professionals has put together this quick guide to making sure your toilet installation project heads in the right direction.

Think about the surrounding environment

Toilet installations don’t happen in an empty void with nothing else to consider, there are a lot of variables in the surrounding environment that should come into play when you start planning the toilet installation.

For example, you should start by thinking about how much space is actually available for your toilet to be installed into, and whether or not there will be enough space like legroom to use the toilet comfortably. In addition, you may not want to take up all the space available if you prefer some empty space for more freedom of movement or a more open feel to your bathroom layout.

Consider also that the surrounding environment has an existing style and composition of materials, so when you select the type of toilet to install in the space available, you’ll want to choose something that fits the existing style, feel and materials unless you plan to revamp your entire bathroom.

Comfort is king

As alluded to above, the most important aspect of the toilet is to make sure it is comfortable and functional to use.

We’ve seen far too many people pick a really unique or artistic toilet design, only to find that it isn’t very functional or comfortable to use. Examples include elongated or strange-shaped toilet seats that are difficult or uncomfortable to sit on, and flushing mechanisms that do not provide enough strength to the water as it flushes and thereby does a poor job of clearing all the waste in the toilet.

Above all else, make sure comfort and functionality are at the top of your list, or at least near the top.

Toilets have more options these days

If you haven’t studied the market carefully for a while, or ever, the toilet market may be more complex than the average person might realize.

Toilet now come with various shapes, materials, and configurations. Different flushing options are available, bowl types vary quite a lot, and other choices are available.

Before you get too far into your project, you may want to research examples of what’s available on the market. The internet is a great place to start, as you can search various home improvement or toilet supply stores. However, you may want to also search Instagram, Pinterest, and other visually-based websites and apps that can provide very desireable examples aplenty.

Consult with a reputable expert

Once you’ve gotten some ideas about what space you’re working with, the surrounding environment, the options of toilets around, and what level of functionality is important to you, it’s useful to consult with an expert team like ours at Performance Plumbing.

At Performance Plumbing, our team has years of experience doing toilet installations, and we know every part of the process, including how easy or difficult is it to install various models, the price involved with various styles and materials, whether or not the toilet will function well when installed and all kinds of other aspects of toilet installation that most people have less experience with.

So if you’re ready to get started or just have a few questions you’d like some info for, give us a call or send us an email and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help.

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Quick Tips for Cupertino Shower Installation

For many folks in the area, a great way to enhance their property is by undertaking a well-planned Cupertino shower installation. However, since most people aren’t Cupertino shower installation professionals or experts, it’s not always clear to begin.

To help out our customers and neighbors like you, we’ve put together this quick set of pro tips from our expert staff of home improvement plumbers. We’re always happy to help, so don’t be shy and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Scope out the space

Many people forget that before selecting a shower, it’s important to think about the space it will be installed in. Take note of the shape, and also generally how much space is available.

Think about whether or not a door that swings open and shut can properly operate in such a space, in a way that’s comfortable.

You may also want to make sure your bathroom isn’t too cramped by the shower you install. In other words, you might not want to use up all of the space available if you want more open space.

Think functional

The most important aspect to consider is probably functionality. You’ll want to make sure people can comfortably use the shower first and foremost for its designed purpose to allow people to relax and bathe.

Avoid styles that look complex and appealing to you, but wouldn’t be practical when it comes time to actually taking a shower. The more people who are going to be using the shower, the more important it becomes to make sure everyone gets served well by the shower, regardless of aesthetic preference.

Consider style

For many people, finding a style they like is top of mind. However, it’s important not to pick anything too extreme to the point that it becomes a problem.

For example, some people choose a very unusual style that they like, and later find that other people who are using the shower don’t like it, or when they try to sell the property it even becomes a detractor.

Also consider that styles can impact cost. If the style is very complicated and uses unusual materials, it may increase the cost of the project.

Get examples

Now that you’ve taking into consideration style, functionality and space, it’s time to start collecting examples. We’re lucky these days because we live in an era when finding examples has never been easier.

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and home improvement blogs are just some of the places where you can quickly find a huge volume of examples of shower installations.

Collect several examples of what you like, and then weed out any that you think wouldn’t fit the space well, would look awkward compared to the surrounding environment, or might be unsuitable for any other reason.

Get help from an expert

Once you’ve got your examples in hand, seek out help from an expert like our team at Performance Plumbing. We’re always happy to lend our expert insight to customers before any agreements are made to move forward. Our team knows all the latest models available on the market, the materials involved, costs of labor and parts, and pretty much everything else there is to know about shower installation.

If you’re ready to talk over your shower installation needs or need some questions answered, we’re ready to help! Just give us a call or send us an email and we’ll get you pointed in the right direction.

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How to Get the Most From Your Sunnyvale Sink Installation

For far too many folks, the process of undertaking a Sunnyvale sink installation can feel mundane or like an afterthought. However, making sure your Sunnyvale sink installation goes smoothly and functions well for years to come requires some preparation and preplanning.

As a well-respected sink installation expert in the area, our team of home improvement plumbing pros has created this set of quick tips to help you get off to a good start.

Choose a plumbing expert wisely

The best way to ensure your sink installation is a success is by finding a well-qualified home improvement plumber to help you perform the installation. A good plumbing team like ours at Performance Plumbing can actually end up saving you a lot of time and cost compared to trying to do it yourself or hiring an unqualified contractor.

Be sure to select a plumber who has experience with home improvement projects and sink installation specifically, as these projects are generally more complex and require more planning than basic plumbing repairs.

Also check to ensure the plumber is fully licensed and insured, which will help protect you in case there are any unexpected issues that arise.

At Performance Plumbing, we’re proud to be a highly-rated team that specializes in home improvement plumbing projects and we’re proud to be fully licensed and well-insured because we care about our customers and the property we work with, so we believe that you shouldn’t settle for anything less.

Look for samples that you like

Next, be sure to research and find samples of what you like so you can present them to the professional you’re working with. The plumbing expert should be able to explain aspects related to the examples you choose, such as costs or challenges of particular styles.

Think carefully about what you’re working with

Beyond just finding samples of what you like, think also about how those styles will fit in the space you’re working with and whether or not they’ll clash with the styles in the room or property in general. The last thing you want is to end up with a sink that isn’t functional because the spacing is too narrow or uncomfortable, or a sink that looks strange in the surrounding setting. If you’re working with a professional, they should be able to help you with measurements and preplanning before any installation work starts, to make sure you get a perfect fit.

Ask for input frequently

One of the advantages of working with a good plumbing professional is that you can leverage their experience and knowledge as experts in the domain. Since you’re paying them, you can expect to go ahead and ask for input and advice whenever you feel the need to make use of this valuable resource.

A good plumbing team like ours at Performance Plumbing will always be happy to discuss the details of your sink installation with you and provide advice wherever you need it. The plumber should be willing to work with your goals and preferences in mind while also providing input when there are advantageous options that you may not have known about.

Get a cost projection up front

When you’re ready to get your project underway, make sure you ask the plumber for a cost projection before any agreements are made. At Performance Plumbing, we’re always glad to provide a no-cost estimate up front before any work begins, so you should expect the same from anyone you work with.

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Quick Tips for Finding the Best Santa Clara Plumbing Repairs

Over the years, we’ve been helping local residents with their plumbing needs for so long that we’ve become well-known for Santa Clara plumbing repairs. As one of the top teams around for Santa Clara plumbing repairs, we’ve found over the years that there are a few quick tips that can really help folks understand how to choose the best help for their plumbing repair needs.

As a result, our team of plumbing experts has created this set of quick tips to help you get pointed in the right direction if you’re looking for help with plumbing repairs.

Plumbing emergency? Get help right away

If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, we strongly suggest you simply pick up the phone and call us right now. Our 24-hour service is available 7 days a week for plumbing emergencies, so there’s no need to wait too long and prolong the problem.

Plumbing problems can be very disastrous if prolonged, and add additional damage and costs if not addressed in a timely manner. Small leaks can turn into big damage, and can lead to health risks like mold. At the same time, shutting off the water on your property completely for a prolonged period of time can be a huge inconvenience for anyone living there and can lead to additional problems.

So if you’ve got a serious plumbing issue, make sure you call us right away. If your plumbing repair needs don’t qualify as an emergency, read on.

Find a plumber with a strong reputation

When it comes to plumbing repairs, the last thing you want is to hire someone who will do a bad job and result in the problem returning quickly or being exacerbated. It’s important to choose a plumber who has a strong reputation, just as you would with any other company providing a service to you.

The easiest way to check the reputation of a plumber is online, using website like Yelp. A strong team like ours at Performance Plumbing will have a high overall rating with strong customer feedback comments that provide evidence of a strong body of past work.

Be sure to also avoid plumbers with too few or zero reviews if possible, because they have an unproven track record or may be too inexperienced. In some rarer cases, they may even be plumbers who have a bad reputation who opened a new business to cover their old tracks.

Make sure the plumber is licensed and insured

Along with having a strong reputation, it’s important that the plumber you choose is also fully licensed and insured. While a strong reputation helps give you peace of mind that the plumber hasn’t made a lot of huge mistakes in the past, we should always expect the unexpected.

Insurance and licensure are an added guarantee that even if anything does go wrong, you’ll be covered with services that are already ready to assist in addressing any problems that arise. Anyone doing plumbing work without insurance is not being careful enough with your property, in our opinion, or has made mistakes in the past that make insurance too expensive for them, which is also a bad sign.

Make sure the plumber gives you a free estimate

If you’re ready to get started with your plumbing repairs or just want an idea of what the cost will be, you should expect to get a free estimate up front with no commitments. At Performance Plumbing, we’re always happy to provide free estimates before any work begins, so feel free to contact us when you’re ready.