If your property is having issues with plumbing and could use some help with repairs, it’s important to make sure that you do a little quick preparation ahead of time to get the most from your Burlingame plumbing repairs. Since we’ve been helping people in the area with Burlingame plumbing repairs for years, our team has put together these simple tips for you to use to make sure your plumbing repairs go as smoothly as possible.

Tip 1: Plumbing emergencies need immediate attention
First and foremost, if you’re in the middle of a plumbing emergency, you should call us immediately for our 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency plumbing repair services.

We’ll send one of our professional plumbing repair experts to your location as quickly as possible to put a fix in place to limit the amount of damage that occurs.

The longer your wait in a plumbing emergency, the more damage can potentially occur, so it’s important that you act quickly.

Tip 2: Assess the damage
Take a moment to assess the damage caused by the plumbing issue.

Is damage ongoing? If so, you’ll want to contact a professional plumbing repair team like ours at Performance Plumbing to fix the issue before it causes further damage. You’ll also want to see if you can take measures to counteract the ongoing damage, such as using duct tape and towels to reduce leaks.

Whether the damage is ongoing or has already taken place, it’s usually important to air out the affected area and keep it as well-ventilated as possible.

Tip 3: You may want to shut off water on the property
If the situation is very serious, you may want to shut off water on the property. You’ll need to locate the main water shutoff valve and turn it clockwise. This valve is usually located in a basement of a property or outside in a utility area.

Tip 4: Contact a well-qualified plumbing professional
Not all plumbing help is the same. It’s important that you find a well-qualified plumbing professional who will get the job done right and not create more headaches.

When considering which plumber you want to use to help with your repairs, we recommend you choose a plumber with a strong history of customer satisfaction, like our team at Performance Plumbing. Our team has worked hard over the years to earn strong Yelp reviews from our customers, so we recommend you don’t settle for anyone with a weaker track record.

In addition, we highly recommend staying away from unlicensed and uninsured freelancers from websites like Craigslist, because these are usually the signs of insufficient professionalism and potential risks if there is no insurance safety net to protect your property from damages.

Tip 5: Consider improvements as you repair
In the case of some repairs, you may want to completely replace some items like sinks, toilets, shower fixtures, gutters, drains and more. If that’s the case, you’ll want to work with a team that is capable of going beyond basic fixes and also installing professional improvements to your plumbing infrastructure. Our team is perfect for these tasks, so don’t hesitate to ask us for help with upgrades.

If you’d like to get started with your repairs or if you simply need a little more information, give us a call or send us an email and one of our friendly team members will help you out as quickly as possible.