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.

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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.