Foster City plumbing companies are a dime a dozen, but knowing which is reliable, qualified and good is harder to decipher. If you don’t know what you should be looking for in a plumbing company, don’t stress! Performance Plumbing has put together this short guide to give you the tools to find the best Foster City plumbing companies in your area. Ask About Their License and Insurance Always, always hire plumbing companies that are licensed and insured. There are several reasons this is important. For one, depending on the state, it’s the law. For example, California requires that a plumbing company is both licensed and has workers’ compensation insurance. However, a truly professional plumbing service will go beyond the required and will also have liability insurance to cover any damages or injuries that occur on the job. Find a Reputable Plumber With Good Reviews Reputation isn’t necessarily everything, but it can be an indication of a worthwhile plumbing company. The good news is finding out about a company’s reputation is pretty easy these days. A quick search online will reveal customer reviews. Read both the negative and positive reviews. Look to see if the company you’re considering is easy to [...]
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Getting caught without hot water can be a nightmare, which is why getting started on your Belmont water heater replacement project before that happens is crucial. But how do you know it’s time for a replacement and not just a repair? Performance Plumbing is here to help with 5 signs it’s time to start your Belmont water heater replacement project! 1. Your Water Heater is Over 10 Years Old (Storage-tank Style) A water heater is not like a fine wine that gets better with age—it has a limit, and for a traditional storage-tank style water heater it’s 8 to 12 years. How long this type of water heater lasts rests on a variety of factors, such as water hardness (the harder the water the more damaging to the lifespan), regularity of maintenance, location, etc. If your water heater is nearing the 8 to 12 year mark and it’s been having problems, it’s probably best to get it replaced. 2. You’re No Stranger to Repairs With regular maintenance, a repair here and there over the years is normal; however, if you’re experiencing a high volume of repairs (multiple times a year), it may be best to consider a replacement. Maybe you’ve [...]
Hiring a bad plumber can result in more problems than you started with, which is why finding the best Menlo Park plumbing services the first time around is so important. But with so many choices it can be difficult to know which are the good ones and which to avoid. Use this simple guide to help you choose the best Menlo Park plumbing services to attend your plumbing needs. Only Hire a Licensed Plumber You’d be surprised at the number of unlicensed plumbers out there. Make sure you are only using licensed plumbers. There are several reasons a license is important. For one, a license shows that the company has gone through and passed the state’s requirements to operate as a plumbing business. While not all states require plumbers to be licensed, California does. Do not be shy about asking for a company’s license number. Most company’s clearly display it on their website, truck or business card, but not all do. You can even conduct further due diligence by checking the license number online to ensure it is up-to-date. Like a Car, Your Plumber Should be Insured We all hope for the best when we have plumbing work done, but [...]
Maybe you’ve considered it but don’t really understand why you should switch to an Atherton tankless water heating system. Performance Plumbing is here to help! In this blog post we give you 5 reasons to switch to an Atherton tankless water heating system today! 1. Tankless Water Heaters are More Energy Efficient Everyone wants to save money on their energy bill—a tankless water heating system can help. Unlike a traditional storage tank water heater, that is constantly running to keep water at temperature, a tankless water heater only turns on when it is in use. As a result, tankless water heaters can result in huge monthly savings! The U.S. Department of Energy estimates homeowners could experience up to 50% energy savings if a tankless water heating unit (also known as demand-type water heater) is installed on every hot water outlet throughout the house. 2. You’ll Never Run Out of Hot Water There’s nothing worse than having to take a cold shower because you’ve run out of hot water. With tankless water heating you never have to worry about that happening. This is because unlike traditional storage-type water heater tanks that have a limited amount of hot water (on average about [...]
If you’ve been considering getting started on your Menlo Park water heater replacement project, but aren’t quite sure if it’s the right time, let our guide help you. In this post we point out a few key signs that could point to it being time to embark on your Menlo Park water heater replacement project. Your Water Heater Has Already Exceeded its Lifespan Just like any other appliance, your water heater has an expected lifespan. A traditional storage tank-style water heater has a life expectancy of 8 to 12 years. On the other hand, a gas-fired tankless water heater can last up to 20 years. There are several factors that can affect these numbers, for example, maintenance. If you have not performed regular maintenance on your water heater, it will likely shorten your water heaters lifespan. Water hardness can also cause your unit’s lifespan to shorten. If you’re noticing problems with your water heater and it’s at the tail-end of its life expectancy, it’s likely time to replace your water heater. If your unit is still pretty new and this is the first time you’re having issues with it, a simple repair might do the trick. Rosy, Rust-Colored Water is [...]
In a sea of Atherton plumbing services, knowing which is the right one for you can be difficult. Asking the right questions can help you determine which Atherton plumbing services best fit your needs. Below are a few basic questions you should be asking your plumber before letting them into your home. Are you licensed and insured? This question may seem obvious, but it is also incredibly important. You do not want to hire an Atherton plumbing service that is unlicensed and uninsured. For one, in the state of California, all plumbing companies must be licensed. A license issued to a plumbing service proves that they meet the state’s requirements and have sufficient knowledge of regulations and standards. Licenses in California must be renewed every two years. Ask for their license number and check online to ensure it is up-to-date. Insurance is equally important. You want to make sure that if an accident occurs in your home the plumbing company is insured to take care of it. The last thing you want is for your plumber to get injured in your home or property damage to occur and the company not be insured. Make sure that the company you hire [...]
If you’re looking to upgrade your home water heater system to a tankless one, it’s important you understand what your different Foster City tankless water heating options are. Going tankless isn’t just about getting rid of that big bulky water heater in your garage or storage closet, it’s about choosing the best Foster City tankless water heating unit for your needs. In this blog post, we outline some of the key features of tankless water heaters to help you choose which is right for you. The Difference Between Storage and Tankless Water Heaters Let’s start with the obvious: tankless water heaters do not have large storage tank of hot water. Say goodbye to that big, ugly hot water heater, and hello to a slimmer, sleeker water heating unit. Unlike traditional storage water heaters that store 20 to 80 gallons of hot water in a tank, tankless water heaters (also known as demand-type water heaters) connect directly to cold water pipes and heat water on-demand when a hot water tap is turned on. While tankless water heaters have the advantage of never running out of hot water, since the water will continuously be heated as long as the tap is on, [...]
Choosing the best Redwood City plumbing companies to work with can be difficult. Hiring the wrong company could result in worse problems down the line. To avoid spending extra time and money, it is important to hire the right Redwood City plumbing companies to assist you with your home plumbing problems the first time. Follow these 5 tips to ensure you’re working with the right Redwood City plumbing companies. Tip #1: Choose a Licensed Plumbing Company A license is more than just a piece of paper—it proves the company meets the requirements of the state, city and/or county they operate in. Inadequate knowledge of plumbing know-how, regulations, codes, etc., can lead to bigger problems in the future. Hiring a licensed plumbing company ensures they have passed the necessary tests and taken the required courses to safely and correctly carry out plumbing work. In the state of California, plumbing companies are required to be licensed and must renew their license every two years. Most plumbing companies clearly display their license number on their website. If they don’t, ask. Do not hire an unlicensed company. Tip #2: Do Research on Their Reputation Nowadays, finding out how satisfied customers are with a service [...]
Picking the best Menlo Park plumbing companies to help with your home plumbing problems doesn’t have to be difficult. To make it easier, Performance Plumbing has put this guide together to help you understand what to look for in Menlo Park plumbing companies. Reputation Matters If you’ve heard a lot of bad things about one specific company, there is probably a reason why. Find a Menlo Park plumbing company that has a good, solid reputation. Luckily, in today’s world, finding this information is easy. Get online and do some searching. Read reviews for the plumbing companies you’re considering working with. Don’t just trust their official company website, search public domains like Facebook, Google Maps, and Yelp. Even more important than the good reviews are the bad ones. See what problems other clients have had with the companies you’re researching and look for patterns of poor service or shoddy work. Stay away from these companies. If the company has few bad reviews that seem like outliers, don’t be discouraged from working with them. No one company can make everyone happy. Why a License is Important Working with a licensed plumbing company may seem like a no-brainer, but understanding why might not [...]
Finding the right Foster City plumbing services to work with is an important part of home maintenance. Knowing that you’ve hired the best plumbing services for your needs can help put your mind at ease. Read this simple guide to ensure you know what to look for before choosing one of the many Foster City plumbing services available. License and Insurance, Please Always hire a professional plumbing service that is licensed and insured. A license is more than just a piece of paper—it tells you that the plumbing service has gone through the required training, taken the appropriate exams, and takes their job seriously. In California, all plumbing services must be properly licensed to operate. Most plumbing services clearly display their license number on their website, truck, or business card. If not, ask for a license number. Any reputable plumbing service will happily provide this information. If they don’t, find one that will. Insurance is also extremely important. Even the most professional services experience accidents. You want to be sure that any plumbing service that is entering your home is insured to cover any damages or accidents that occur on the job. Comprehensive Service Portfolio Today you might need a [...]