PLUMBING NEWS AND MORE...
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It is our goal to serve all the local plumbers and plumbing companies around the country, and around the world. We are here to provide news, information, new technology, and open communication to both big and small plumbing professionals. We will be providing updates on commercial plumbing and residential plumbing and will introduce some of the newest plumbing products on the market.
We will cover everything from clogged drains, leaky pipes, hot water heaters, sump pumps, as well as the installations of sinks, tubs, showers, toilets and all the other plumbing projects around peoples homes and businesses. We hope you will join us on our voyage...
Innovations in Garbage Disposals... There have been some major innovations in Garbage Disposals in the last several years. These days the garbage disposal is stronger, more reliable, and lasts longer than its predecessors. If you are a residential plumbing contractor or have a plumbing company you most likely get your share of garbage disposal installations. In future issues, we will be diving into the different types of disposals as well as the top manufacturers. Stay tuned...
Training your plumbers is your best investment:
If you are not giving your plumbing employees continued training, your company will soon suffer. There are constant innovations in the plumbing industry that your staff needs to keep abreast of. We suggest giving staff updates on at least a quarterly basis or your competition may profit from it. More updates on this in future articles.
The newest shower innovations...
If you are a plumbing contractor or own a plumbing company, you have probably noticed the major changes in showers and their corresponding plumbing applications. We will be discussing many of the new innovations in showers in our upcoming articles. Stay tuned.
Sinks and new technology Sinks and faucet technology and innovations are literally changing by the day. When we look thru the faucet publications you constantly see new and exciting new styles and designs. The demand for these changes in the home and business are strong and plumbing companies need to stay up on the newest trends. Stay here for more details.
ANSWER YOUR PHONE! It does not matter if you are a one man plumber working out of your home, a larger plumbing company, or even a multi million dollar plumbing manufacturer, you must answer your phone when it rings. In this day and age where competition is fierce, answering every single call can make a huge difference in the success of your plumbing business. We understand that when you are on a plumbing job or plumbing project you may not want to interrupt it by taking a call but then you must have someone else take it. Most potential customers who need plumbing service will go to Google and call the first few companies they see. If these potential customers call you and nobody answers, they just call the next plumbing company on the list and you are out of a plumbing project that could have made your company thousands. That job went to another plumbing company who happened to answer their phone. If you simply do not want to answer the phone when you are working, we suggest hiring someone to do it for you. There are many answering services that are inexpensive and will do the trick. Nobody likes to leave a message on your voicemail!
DIGITAL MARKETING FOR PLUMBERS It does not matter if you are a one man plumber or have multiple locations with dozens of plumbers working for you, proper digital marketing is essential these days. Many years ago, it was the Yellow Pages that brought in most of the business for the local plumber. Now it is Google and other search engines that can keep a plumber busy with work. Getting your plumbing website at the top of the search engines is not always easy. Others recommend getting your business listed in plumbing directories. Studies show that it is better to spend your money to get your own website ranked higher in the search engines than to be listed in a plumbing directory. Getting good quality plumbing backlinks directed to your website is the key to higher rankings in the search engines. Stay tuned for more information.
PRICING YOUR JOBS If someone is searching for a plumber and calls you for help, they will most likely ask you what it will cost and you need to be prepared. Most plumbers get calls about clogged drains, pipes leaking, garbage disposals, water heaters, plumbing installations, and other similar items. If you are an experienced plumber, you should have some ballpark pricing that you can give over the phone as to what the job may cost. Certainly you should put a disclaimer in that you will need to come out and inspect the project before giving an exact quote. If you are a professional plumber, you should always give a quote to your customer before starting any work. There are some websites and plumbing directories that allow customers to get approximate quotes before even talking with a plumber. Open communication between a plumber and the customer is the key to a professional run organization.
Top Plumbing Technologies:
We are publishing a list of the top new plumbing technologies that people are searching for on Google. If you are a plumbing contractor, plumbing manufacturer, plumbing supplier, or even part of a plumbing directory in the plumbing industry, you should take note of where the industry is trending:
1) Tankless Water Heaters -Hot water systems without the need for a big tank.
2) Hot Water Recirculation - Keeps water warm while circulating throughout the plumbing pipes.
3) Smart Irrigation - Controlling sprinkler systems from computers or smartphones.
4) Leak Detectors - Sensors that detect plumbing leaks in a home or business.
5) Touchless Faucet - Reduces germs, more convenient, conserves water. Kitchen Faucets most popular now.
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