In need of help with your Castro Valley plumbing repairs? Our team of plumbing experts has created this guide to Castro Valley plumbing repairs to help you understand everything you need to know to ensure your plumbing repair needs are met.
Act immediately if you’re in a plumbing emergency
If you’re in an emergency where people could be physically harmed, such as a situation involving electricity and water, please call the relevant emergency responders immediately.
If you’re facing a plumbing emergency where physical harm is not involved, give us a call for our emergency plumbing services and we’ll dispatch an expert plumber to your location as quickly as possible, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
In a plumbing emergency, it’s important not to wait too long before taking action. Usually plumbing emergencies involve water flowing in uncontrollable ways which can cause property damage that increases the longer you wait. Usually it’s better not to delay action, and to call us as soon as possible.
If you’re not in a plumbing emergency, we can still help. Below are further details of how to handle your plumbing issues.
Find a plumber with a solid reputation
When getting plumbing repairs done, it is of paramount importance that you choose a reliable plumber. One of the best indicators of whether or not a plumber is reliable is their track record on customer review websites like Yelp.
At Performance Plumbing, we’re happy to say that we’ve earned one of the highest ratings around for local plumbers, and we believe this is a result of our hard work over the years. We’ve always aimed to keep our customers happy, and we believe this shows in our customer reviews.
When choosing a plumber, we recommend you choose a plumber with a rating at least as strong as the rating we’ve earned for ourselves.
Make sure your plumber is fully licensed and insured
When choosing a plumber for your plumbing repairs, it’s also very important to ensure they are fully licensed and insured to give you protection and peace of mind as they work on your repairs.
Choosing an unlicensed and uninsured plumber can put you at unnecessary risk if any unplanned problems arise, so make sure you pick a plumbing team like ours who has gone through the steps to add in this extra layer of protection for customers like you.
Do damage control if needed
If you’ve identified your plumber and some water has spilled as a result of the plumbing issue you’re facing, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the damage while you’re waiting for help.
First, if water is still flowing in an uncontrollable way, try finding a shutoff valve near the area to shut off water to that area. This is often lower and not always in the line of immediate vision, such as within a cabinet under a sink.
If you need to, you can also use the main water shutoff valve which is usually located in a utility closet, basement, or along an outside wall. This will shut off water to the entire building or area in a multi-tenant building.
Finally, you can use buckets and rags to collect water, and fans to help evaporate any water that has spilled.
Ask for an estimate up front
If you’re ready to get help with your plumbing repairs, remember that our team is always happy to provide a free estimate before work begins. Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll help you out right away.