When it comes to adding a new toilet to your property, there are some common mistakes that you’ll definitely want to avoid for your San Jose toilet installation. To ensure your San Jose toilet installation goes as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together this quick guide to some of the best practices to follow during the project.

Remember that if you have any questions at all as you read about these best practices, or if you want to simply get started immediately, our team is always happy to hear from you. Just give us a quick call or send a quick email and our friendly team of plumbing experts will get you the help you need right away.

Partner With a Professional

Toilet installations aren’t exactly the bread and butter of most average people, so it’s important to keep in mind how invaluable it can be to partner with the right plumbing professional from the outset.

At Performance Plumbing, we strongly recommend picking a legitimate plumber who is both licensed and insured, as it provides a level of guaranteed professionalism and a safety fallback plan in case any unforeseen problems occur that result in damages. These measures are generally put in place by professional plumbers to protect consumers like you, so make sure to take advantage of this and avoid choosing unlicensed freelancers.

Another important aspect is to check the online reputation of the plumber on customer review websites like Yelp. Look for a plumber with a strong rating, like our team has, and avoid anyone with a track record of disappointing customers or not meeting their needs.

Research Appearance, Functionality, Materials, and Cost

When pursuing a toilet installation, it’s important to do some research up front. Most people immediately start with aesthetics, which is okay. Aesthetics and appearances can make a big difference in how much you enjoy your new toilet, so it’s only natural that you’d want to consider this aspect as a high priority.

However, it’s important not to overlook other aspects, particularly the functionality of the toilet. For example, consider the seat shape and overall size of the toilet. Don’t pick something so small it’s difficult to use or sit on, but also don’t pick a size that’s too large for your bathroom, as it will cut down your ability to utilize the rest of the bathroom.

Finally, also consider what materials you like, for example for the toilet seat, and don’t forget to work within your budget.

Get a Second or Third Opinion

After you’ve gotten a few good examples that you can show other people, it’s important to get other opinions. If you’re already talking to a professional plumber, show them some visual examples and ask their opinion. If they’re truly knowledgeable and experienced plumbers, they should be able to warn you about any disadvantages you may not have seen, or reinforce good choices in toilet installations.

In addition, you may want to solicit the opinions of anyone else who lives or works at the property, as they may be frequently interacting with this special piece of bathroom equipment.

Get a Free Estimate Before Work Begins

Finally, before any work begins and any agreements are made, it’s important to get a free estimate up front before any work begins. Watch out for any plumbers who do things otherwise. Want to get started or just have a few questions you need to ask? Don’t be shy! Our team is always happy to hear from you, so feel free to call or email us and we’ll get you the help you need as quickly as possible.