When it comes to the safety and health of your home, choosing the right company is vital. Slab leaks aren't only a serious issue, but can be complicated to address, and require a specific set of skills to fix with efficiency. Not to mention, this issue can take weeks or months to completely resolve, which means you need a team that you can trust around your home and is willing to focus on the issue with diligence until the job is done. So, what is a slab leak, why is it so difficult to detect, and what qualifications should you be looking for?
Slab Leak Detection
First, if you haven't checked out our blog on slab leak detection, pause for a second and do that now! It has great information for people just starting out on this journey. Slab leaks are leaks that appear under the foundation of your home, and can lead to serious damage! Having said that, it's difficult to pinpoint the exact location of the leak, even if you're sure it's a pipe leak. Because your cement foundation is hiding the pipes, you need an expert to locate the leak without expensive and invasive techniques. Here are a few tips to help you ensure the company you choose is the best fit for your needs:
When you're in a stressful situation, or have a complicated issue that you don't completely understand, it's important to have a team that is willing to sit down and talk person to person, without using your vulnerable state against you. Before hiring a company, check their reviews on their website (or a third party review website), or watch one of their youtube videos and scroll through the comment section to get an idea of their relationship with their community.
Especially when it comes to slab leaks and plumbing issues, you need a service that will tell you in simple terms what the problem is and their plan to fix it. If you notice the company is talking around the subject and responds with vague comments, you should probably look for a different company.
Next, especially when working on a project that will take more than a day to complete, it's important to work with a team you can trust! It's possible that you might not be available every second the team works on your home- not only do you need a company that intensely trains and vets their employees, but you also need a company that is ready to take responsibility for an employee who doesn't uphold their standards.
Finally, you need a team that knows what they're doing. Your usual plumber might have the experience to run through the first few steps of checking for slab leaks, but unless they have specific training, and can say with confidence that they know the proper way to treat this issue, it might be best to hand the project over to a company that specifically advertises slab leak services.
Texas Green Plumbing
If you hadn't already guessed, Texas Green Plumbing checks all the boxes! To find out more information, contact us today!