Dealing with plumbing problems is rarely a pleasant experience, but picking the right plumber to work with can make tackling your Portola plumbing repairs a lot more bearable. To help you make the best choice for your Portola plumbing repairs, our team of expert plumbers has put together these 5 quick tips you can use to evaluate your options and find the right help.

Tip 1: Act immediately for plumbing emergencies
If you’re experiencing an emergency where lives may be at risk, call first responders immediately. However, if your plumbing issues are of an urgent but non-threatening nature, you should call us immediately for our 24-hour emergency plumbing services available 7 days a week.

During a plumbing crisis, it’s also useful to take some actions on your own to mitigate the problem as you wait for help to arrive. For example, you may want to locate local shutoff valves, or even use the shutoff valve for the entire property to stop water from flowing, if necessary.

Tip 2: Target your specific needs
If you’re not experiencing a plumbing emergency, another useful tip is to make sure you find an expert plumber who is suitable for addressing your specific needs.

Not all plumbers have the same experience or areas of expertise, so it’s usually best to check to see if the plumber you’re considering has done the repairs you need in the past. For example, repairing a leaking faucet is far different from repairing a sewer line in your front yard, so it’s usually best to pick a team like ours at Performance Plumbing, who can explain everything needed to repair the wide range of plumbing problems we’ve resolved over the years.

Tip 3: Check for the right credentials and insurance
When choosing a plumber for your plumbing repairs, we highly recommend that you check the credentials and insurance for any candidate you’re considering.

Some freelancers may say they can do plumbing repairs, but it’s usually much safer to choose someone with a more professional background who has a professional license and insurance like our team at Performance Plumbing.

The last thing most people want when seeking help for plumbing repairs are new problems to deal with, so we suggest choosing as professional a team as possible.

Tip 4: Check past customer experiences with the plumber
Another area to consider when pursuing plumbing repairs is the level of experience of the plumbers you’re considering.

A new plumber without a lot of experience may not know how to handle your repair needs, whereas a well-seasoned team of plumbing experts like ours at Performance Plumbing can draw upon years of professional experience, fixing all kinds of plumbing issues and will know exactly how to get the job done the minute they show up to the job.

A really great resource for checking the background and experience of the plumber is on customer review websites like Yelp, where you can see the number of reviews a plumber has over the many years, and whether or not the reviews are mostly positive or negative.

Tip 5: Get an estimate before making any agreements
The last tip we’d like to leave you with is asking for an estimate before you agree to starting any work. An outstanding plumbing team like ours at Performance Plumbing will always be happy to let you know the costs, labor and time that will most likely be involved to resolve your repair needs, so we think you should expect nothing less.

If you’re ready to get started with your plumbing repairs, give us a call or send us an email and one of our friendly team members will happily get you pointed in the right direction!