Over the years, we’ve been helping local residents with their plumbing needs for so long that we’ve become well-known for Santa Clara plumbing repairs. As one of the top teams around for Santa Clara plumbing repairs, we’ve found over the years that there are a few quick tips that can really help folks understand how to choose the best help for their plumbing repair needs.

As a result, our team of plumbing experts has created this set of quick tips to help you get pointed in the right direction if you’re looking for help with plumbing repairs.

Plumbing emergency? Get help right away

If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, we strongly suggest you simply pick up the phone and call us right now. Our 24-hour service is available 7 days a week for plumbing emergencies, so there’s no need to wait too long and prolong the problem.

Plumbing problems can be very disastrous if prolonged, and add additional damage and costs if not addressed in a timely manner. Small leaks can turn into big damage, and can lead to health risks like mold. At the same time, shutting off the water on your property completely for a prolonged period of time can be a huge inconvenience for anyone living there and can lead to additional problems.

So if you’ve got a serious plumbing issue, make sure you call us right away. If your plumbing repair needs don’t qualify as an emergency, read on.

Find a plumber with a strong reputation

When it comes to plumbing repairs, the last thing you want is to hire someone who will do a bad job and result in the problem returning quickly or being exacerbated. It’s important to choose a plumber who has a strong reputation, just as you would with any other company providing a service to you.

The easiest way to check the reputation of a plumber is online, using website like Yelp. A strong team like ours at Performance Plumbing will have a high overall rating with strong customer feedback comments that provide evidence of a strong body of past work.

Be sure to also avoid plumbers with too few or zero reviews if possible, because they have an unproven track record or may be too inexperienced. In some rarer cases, they may even be plumbers who have a bad reputation who opened a new business to cover their old tracks.

Make sure the plumber is licensed and insured

Along with having a strong reputation, it’s important that the plumber you choose is also fully licensed and insured. While a strong reputation helps give you peace of mind that the plumber hasn’t made a lot of huge mistakes in the past, we should always expect the unexpected.

Insurance and licensure are an added guarantee that even if anything does go wrong, you’ll be covered with services that are already ready to assist in addressing any problems that arise. Anyone doing plumbing work without insurance is not being careful enough with your property, in our opinion, or has made mistakes in the past that make insurance too expensive for them, which is also a bad sign.

Make sure the plumber gives you a free estimate

If you’re ready to get started with your plumbing repairs or just want an idea of what the cost will be, you should expect to get a free estimate up front with no commitments. At Performance Plumbing, we’re always happy to provide free estimates before any work begins, so feel free to contact us when you’re ready.