One of the most underestimated but crucially important plumbing updates that we find our customers often need help with is San Mateo sink installation projects. As a leading expert in San Mateo sink installation projects, we’ve put together these must-know tips to help customers like you better understand the process and what needs to happen to ensure a successful sink installation.

Tip 1: Research Other Sink Installations
With so many visual online search tools at our disposal these days like Pinterest and Google image search, it’s never been easier to find inspiration from other sink installations that have already been successfully completed by others.

Browse through various sink installations done by others and look for projects that have a similar room size to yours, and feel like something you’re looking for in your own project.

Tip 2: Consider Both Form and Function
While you’re browsing other sink installations and starting to form your concept for your own installation, be sure to consider both form and function, as both are equally important. Far too many people look for just a style they want, but don’t really consider how functional or comfortable it will be to use. For example, some people choose basins that are too shallow or spouts that splash the water around in a less functional way compared to a direct flow of water.

Tip 3: Factor in Everyone Involved
When considering your vision for the plumbing project, remember that the vision should factor in the needs and comfort of everyone else involved ‒ not just you, no matter how tempting it is.

For example, if you live with family members or roommates, make sure the sink installation would still be equally functional for them and wouldn’t put them off with styling they don’t like.

In addition, you’ll need to be a bit of a time traveller by trying to anticipate whether a prospective buyer of your property will be satisfied with the design and enthusiastic to purchase the home with such a sink. Try to consider whether or not the styles you’re choosing are going to stand the test of time with an enduring design, rather than something too temporary or fleeting in style.

Tip 4: Find a Plumbing Expert Who is Worth the Cost
Most people initially don’t want to spend money on hiring an expert, but once you compare the options, the choice is clear ‒ a well-planning sink installation project executed by a seasoned professional plumber can still be well worth the price of help.

A good professional plumber can give you pointers or tips about materials, styles and functionality of various sink models and designs. In addition, they can even introduce you to some sample projects that you’ve never seen before, which can give you new inspiration and angles to look at the project from.

Finally, a solid plumbing expert like our team at Performance Plumbing will be able to prove they are professionally licensed and have insurance to cover your project should anything go awry. Doing it yourself or hiring a temporary laborer won’t provide the same level of professional protection.

Tip 5: Ask for a Price Quote Before Work Begins
Before you agree to start work and start paying any plumber for your project, make sure you request a free price quote up front. A strong plumbing team like ours at Performance Plumbing will always be happy to provide a free estimate up front without any additional fee. So if you’re ready to get started or just want to talk through a few more things, don’t hesitate to call us up or send over an email ‒ our friendly staff is always happy to hear from you!