With the value of your property at stake, choosing the right Sunnyvale home improvement plumber is a critical first step in your project. Ensure you pick the best Sunnyvale home improvement plumber for your job by first reading these quick expert tips that are designed to put you on the path to success.

Don’t forget — if you have any questions or need any clarification at any point, our friendly team of plumbers is always happy to hear from you. Simply give us a quick phone call or send an email and we’ll help you out as quickly as possible.

Make Sure the Plumber is Experienced
It may seem obvious, but many people are busy and move too fast, overlooking the fact that they should check into a plumber’s experience. Make sure the plumbing team you hire has several years of experience, like our team at Performance Plumbing does. The last thing you want for a home improvement project is a novice plumber who is still learning how plumbing works.

The Plumbing Experience Should be Related to Your Specific Needs
Total experience is important, but experience specific to your home improvement plumbing needs is probably even more important. A veteran plumber who has specialized in fixing thousands of kitchen sinks over the years might not be the best person to perform a complex plumbing system installation for a bathroom remodel. When you talk to the plumbers, be sure to describe your project and ask them why they’re qualified for your job and if they have any prior relevant experience.

Check if the Plumber is Licensed
Another seemingly basic step that many people forget is checking for a professional license. At Performance Plumbing, we always prominently display this on our website because we want our customers to know they’re getting a professional level of service that meets industry standards. For a home improvement plumbing project, the last thing you want is an unprofessional freelancer who might perform a poor quality installation that could even threaten your property value or lead to headaches later down the road.

Apps Aren’t Always the Right Choice
These days, there’s an app for everything, and home improvement apps are starting to pop up here and there. Plumbing, however, isn’t really a good service to use home improvement apps to find. Many high-quality plumbers aren’t even listing themselves on these apps because there simply aren’t enough customers using them, so your pool of choices is more limited if the app only uses special plumbers who have partnered with them. It’s far easier to simply open up a web browser on your phone or computer and quickly check the internet directly.

Yelp and Other Review Websites Matter Most
While apps aren’t super useful at this point, Yelp and other consumer review websites are still very powerful. Just about every established plumbing company is listed on Yelp, and most consumers who review plumbers do so on Yelp. Make sure you research any plumbers you’re considering on Yelp, and look for high ratings and reviews that may indicate a strong track record for delivering quality service that customers are happy about. Avoid plumbers with negative reviews that may reflect poor work, or plumbers with almost no reviews who may be too new to the business.

We’re Here to Help
If you’re ready to get started with your plumbing project or simply need a little more information first, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email and one of our friendly plumbers will happily get you the help you need.