Technological advancements have changed just about every industry on the planet. Plumbing is no exception.
Today’s plumbers use a wide range of tools and equipment to get the job done faster. They know how to work with new and advanced appliances, too.
Here’s how technology is changing the plumbing industry.
Green Products Save Water
Modern homes have many appliances that use both water and electricity. Green products can help save both water and energy. Efficient plumbing innovations also make repair jobs less complex.
Going green is becoming a way of life in society. In fact, Hardware Retailing reports that 47% of retailers who sell plumbing products said customers are actively seeking green products.
Today’s dishwashers recycle rinse water for use during the wash cycle, which saves families 700 gallons of water a year. Home automation technology can automatically turn of sprinkler systems according to the local weather report.
Because green products are in such high demand, plumbers that specialize in these services will see an uptick in sales.
Improved Health and Safety
Today’s families demand water filtration systems in their homes and “touchless” appliances that help keep germs away from water systems.
Many homeowners want reverse osmosis filtration systems to remove as many contaminants as possible.
Luxury showerheads also allow homeowners to enjoy a spa-like experience while showering.
Plumbers that can install filtration systems, work with touchless fixtures and install these sought-after shower upgrades will find themselves in high demand. It’s a part of the industry that’s rapidly growing with a major boom being driven by the restaurant industry.
More Efficient Services
Advancements in technology have also made plumbers more efficient. It was once a challenge to inspect drains and sewer pipes. Now, plumbers can use sewer camera inspection equipment to find the source of a clog or damage in a pipe.
Plumbers can also use trenchless repair methods, which don’t require them to dig up the yard, to repair and install new pipes. Homeowners save money because they don’t have to restore their yards, and plumbers can offer in-demand services.
Better Customer Service
Technology is also helping plumbers improve their customer service. Customers want plumbers to arrive on time and get the job done as efficiently as possible. GPS tracking technology can help ensure that dispatchers know where vehicles are and the best routes to take.
Technicians also use GPS systems to ensure they don’t get lost on their way to a customer’s home.
Being on time is essential in this industry. Plumbers who arrive late probably won’t receive repeat business.
The Internet makes it easier than ever before for plumbers to market their services. From websites to social media advertisements, there are numerous ways for local plumbers to spread word about their business. Now, it’s as easy as tapping a button to call a plumber in your hometown.
The web saves customers time because they don’t have to flip through the yellow pages or ask friends for recommendations. If a plumbing emergency arises, a quick online search is all they need to find a qualified plumber nearby.