When most people in the area think of plumbing repairs, they immediately start thinking about all the ways that Palo Alto plumbing repairs can turn into a headache. However, Palo Alto plumbing repairs don’t need to be a nightmare – with a little research, thought and good help, your plumbing repair needs can actually feel like a breeze.

In order to help you make sure your plumbing repairs go as smoothly and painlessly as possible, our team of plumbing experts has created this quick guide explaining some key elements to the process. As you read on, keep in mind that we have emergency plumbing repair services available should you need help right away – just give us a call and we’ll send someone over.

Remember that not everything is a DIY project

While most people in Palo Alto tend to prefer getting a hand with plumbing repairs, some people are still tempted to dig in and get their hands dirty by trying to perform fixes themselves.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen far too many people shoot themselves in the foot by attempting repairs on their own. Sometimes, by letting the problem persist too long without being properly fixed, damage can occur or be exacerbated. In addition, if the attempts to repair the plumbing issues fail, the result is generally a lot of frustration and time wasted.

For more complex repairs, it’s better to get help from an expert who knows exactly how to fix the situation when they arrive – like our team at Performance Plumbing. You’ll very likely end up saving both time and money, not to mention sparing yourself considerable frustration.

Avoid freelancers or generalists

When it comes to hiring help, avoid freelancers or generalists who claim to be able to do any handyman work. While there may be some who can pull off your plumbing repairs, we find that it’s almost always better to hire someone who specializes in the type of work you need done – in this case, plumbing.

In addition, freelancers or generalists typically don’t have a license and insurance specifically designed for plumbing – in fact, sometimes they might not have any license or insurance at all! You should definitely avoid any unlicensed or uninsured workers, as they may cause more headaches than they solve.

Instead, stick with a plumbing specialist who has both a professional license and insurance, like our team at Performance Plumbing.

Look for a strong track record

When it comes to the actual rubber hitting the road, it’s best to see how the plumber actually performed in the past. Be sure to check customer review websites like Yelp – a strong plumber will have a high overall rating with many positive comments from happy customers. At Performance Plumbing, we have some of the best customer reviews and ratings around, so we suggest you settle for nothing less.

Get a free estimate and check up on work

When it comes to plumbing repairs, it’s almost always better to fix the plumbing issues sooner rather than later to avoid potential damage to property and ensure everything is working as it should. If you think you’re ready to go ahead with your repairs or simply have more questions, don’t hesitate to email us or reach out to us by phone and our friendly staff will be happy to help you out right away. Remember also that we also have emergency plumbing repair services if you need help right way.