When it comes to figuring out who to turn to for plumbing help, it’s important to know how to pick a Berkeley plumber you can rely on. You’re in luck, we’ve created these pro tips for picking a Berkeley plumber to help you make sure you make the best choice for your specific plumbing needs.

Tip 1: Check the Plumber’s Customer Satisfaction Track Record Online
If there’s one thing that matters more than anything else when it comes to choosing a good plumber, it’s the plumber’s reputation online for customer satisfaction. To put it simply, if a plumber does a good job and provides what customers need, they’re going to naturally get good reviews on websites like Yelp. Sub-par plumbers who you’ll want to avoid probably have negative reviews on sites like Yelp because they more often provide an unsatisfactory quality of work.

At Performance Plumbing, we’re proud to have a strong track record of customer satisfaction on websites like Yelp, so we suggest you don’t settle for anything less when choosing the plumber for your repairs or installation project.

Tip 2: Make Sure They’re a Licensed Professional
It’s easy to overlook, but it’s crucial to select a plumber who is fully licensed for plumbing specifically, rather than a handyman or freelance repair person who may not be experienced in the field of plumbing specifically. When it comes to repairing or installing parts in a complex plumbing system for a home, stumbling through the work clumsily can be unnecessarily slow, and at worst doing the work improperly can lead to additional or more serious problems later. Pick an experienced, licensed plumbing professional like Performance Plumbing, with extensive experience in plumbing specifically.

Tip 3: See if the Plumber has Done Work Similar to What You Need
When talking to the plumber you’re considering hiring for the job, make sure you ask them if they’ve done similar work in the past to what you’re requesting currently. If they’ve done similar repairs or installations in the past, chances are they’ll already be familiar with the process and what needs to be done to have the work done correctly. Experience matters, but it’s important to make sure the experience is directly relevant to the work you need done. If it’s hard to find someone with the same experience, go with the plumber who has at least several years of general plumbing experience.

Tip 4: Make Sure the Plumber Provides Free Estimates
If you ask for a free estimate, a good plumber like Performance Plumbing will be happy to provide one for you. By providing a free estimate, the plumber is showing they’re willing to be upfront about the work they think they’ll need to complete and the costs involved. It’s always nice to know the professional you’re working with knows enough about the work they’re doing to know how much time and money it will take to get the job done.

Ready to get help with your plumbing needs? Give us a call at (415) 831-0348 or (650) 583-3311, or send us a quick email and our friendly team of plumbing experts will be happy to help you out.