Having a Safe Installed in the Floor? Here’s Why You Should Call a Plumber

Installing a security safe into the floor of your home can be a great way to protect your important documents and valuables, as well as provide you with some always welcome peace of mind. However, while safe installation can be an excellent do-it-yourself project in some situations, much more often it will save you a lot of time and trial and error to hire someone with a more experienced hand. One of the main reasons for this is the potential for damaging your plumbing system in the process of floor safe installation.

Once you have made a choice and purchased the safe that will best suit your needs, there are several reasons that a qualified, trustworthy plumber is an excellent choice to assist you in the planning and execution of the installation of your underfloor safe.

Proper Planning

A professional plumber will have the knowledge needed to help you identify the places that should be avoided, as well as advise you on the best location for the placement of your floor safe. This should be based on your security criteria combined with their understanding of the potential structural complications in different areas of your home and other environmental factors that may be applicable.

Proper Tools

Installing a safe into your floor may require the use of specialized tools that a professional plumber will already have ready access to. This can include tools that might be needed to cut through existing floor materials, as well as to cut into the concrete slab. Keep in mind this should always be handled by someone who knows where cuts should be made.

Valuable Experience

No standard location or method is guaranteed to work when installing a floor safe. Every situation is different, and all potential hazards or complications must be considered carefully to ensure that your safe is secure, properly placed, and functions as it is intended to. This may require knowledge regarding any necessary waterproofing that might be best suited to the location of your home, which an experienced plumber will be very familiar with.

HEB Plumbing & Sprinkler-Kathlyn Smith is proud to be offering what we feel will be a very beneficial new service to our current and future customers! If you have questions regarding the safe installation process, please give us a call or fill out our convenient online form. We will be happy to assist you.