“I didn’t know anything but I learned and started getting calls. I became the “go-to” guy. When others in my area can’t figure it out, I get a call.”
Challenging Leak Detection Jobs
When asked about his go-to LeakTronics equipment, Darren G. says he owns multiple kits from LeakTronics but the most essential items are the Pool Scope and Side Mic. They’re his go-to tools when he’s looking at pools. “The F.L.A.S.H. System and the camera are great backup tools too depending on how complex the situation is.”
“One of my biggest competitors has nothing like that. I went to a job last week and the customer said that the other contractor referred them to me because I have the right equipment.”
Darren G. added he is starting to get noticed in the Mammoth area which is over 250 miles North of his current location. His most challenging job was at a hotel. The equipment room was downstairs in the parking garage and he was working by himself. Sometimes it’s difficult when you need to be in two places at the same time. Some of the plumbing on the spa needed to be simplified and some pipes went through heat exchangers. Every time he was up there working it was snowing. Plumbing was inaccessible and everything was running 15 ft. underground which made it challenging. Darren G. says he knew where the leak was but it was tough to access it. He had to reroute plumbing and use what the hotel had to keep the pool running.
When asked which LeakTronics equipment helped him the most on this challenging job, Darren G. says: “I used the Pool Scope, Pipe Mic, the camera, I used it all. I brought everything I had. I wasn’t the first guy to come up there. Other contractors were walking off the job but I stuck with it, found the leaks, and repaired them.”
One of the repairs that Darren G. fixed was a second-floor spa. Underneath the spa, there was a hallway with a staircase. On either side, there was a pizza restaurant and a deli. The spa was leaking into both units. There was another leak in the return pipes encased in concrete which, although still difficult, he was able to trench and dig down to make the repair.
Things are working out for Darren G, however, when you’re the go-to guy in your area, expansion becomes more challenging.