When it comes to home improvement projects, many homeowners often overlook the full potential of a quality Los Altos toilet installation and how it can improve their property. Since our team has extensive experience performing successful Los Altos toilet installation projects, we decided to summarize some of our professional observations over the years and provide them to customers like you via the tips below.

We hope these tips can help you get pointed in the best direction possible, but if you find that you need more information please don’t hesitate to call us or send us an email and we’ll help you out right away.

Tip 1: Most people should avoid DIY
The vast majority of people should generally avoid trying to install a toilet on their own. While most people realize that, there’s always a handful of people that try to embark on the project themselves, only to later regret the decision.

Toilet installations are not that simple and require a lot of manual effort and attention to plumbing detail, which few people actually want to perform. For people who chose DIY, there is often a tendency to underestimate the difficulty of the project and overestimate the potential savings. However, if things do not go as smoothly as anticipated, the time and monetary expense can often fail to offset any savings.

Tip 2: Do some research to find what you like
Before you go too far into your toilet installation project, do some research online to find examples of what you like so you can study your preferences.

Be sure to keep an eye out for all aspects of toilet installations, including style, materials, surrounding environment, size and shape, and actual functionality. If you live at the property, you’re likely going to interact with this toilet every day so you should make sure you pick something you’re as comfortable with as possible.

In terms of places to look, these days Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and specialty websites are all great places to find visual examples that you like.

Tip 3: Find a quality expert to partner with
Finding a quality plumber to partner with so you don’t need to struggle through the project yourself is actually quite easy. While there are plenty of subpar plumbers out there, it’s easy to find a strong plumber by focusing on a few key criteria.

First, be sure to check the reputation of the plumber of review websites like Yelp, as strong plumbers like our team at Performance Plumbing have strong overall ratings and customer comments. Avoid plumbers with low ratings or insufficient comments.

We also highly recommend only working with fully licensed and insured plumbing teams, like our team at Performance Plumbing, because this helps protect you and your property should anything unexpected arise.

Tip 4: Discuss your research with the expert you’ve chosen
After you’ve put together a set of examples that you like, it’s time to talk over your examples with the plumber you’ve chosen.

A solid plumber will be happy to discuss the examples you bring and go over the pros and cons of each choice. They should be able to comment on details that you may not be familiar with, such as price of materials for each example, durability, comfort, difficulty of installation, and all other aspects of the toilet installation project.

Tip 5: Get a free estimate before work begins
Once you’ve decided to move forward, be sure to ask for a free estimate before any work starts. At Performance Plumbing, we’re always happy to provide a free estimate so be sure to take advantage of such offers in advance of the project starting. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call or send us an email and our friendly team will be happy to help!