Plumbing technologies are transforming the way plumbing services are performed. Over the past thirty to forty years, new innovations such as smart pipes let homeowners know if they have a water leak, tankless water heaters, trenchless sewer lines, hydro jetters, high tech video cameras and toilets with led lights. If you want to be successful in the new high technology world of plumbing, you’ll have to trade in your clipboard for a tablet. It doesn’t stop there; the latest technologies are transforming the way they do business.
The Greatest Asset Is A Skilled Plumber
Still, the greatest asset to any plumbing company is the skilled plumbing technician. With all the innovation, new technology and an industry that’s growing faster than we can keep up with, our professional plumbers are shrinking. The older generations are retiring from the trade, and very few are joining to replace them. Annual growth from 2014 to 2019 is up 1.7%, and industry employment is up to 510,042. It was reported in 2012 that there were 386,900 plumbers and that the industry would grow by 21% from 2012 to 2022. That prediction seems to be right on track. For any person wanting to become a plumbing professional, this is a perfect time to start your career.
Out With The Old And In With The New
The industry has always been revolving once cast iron, steel galvanized and copper pipes were the pipe of choice, now it’s PEX and PVC that your plumber turns to for sewer lines, room additions, home repiping and new construction. It’s just as reliable as their counterpart at less the cost. Additionally, water heaters, faucets, and toilets have all gone green, saving millions of gallons of water each year. Retailers across the country reported that consumers are seeking green products for their plumbing appliances and fixtures. At Big B’s Plumbing, we promote energy-efficient products whenever the opportunity arises.
Plumbing Industry Will Continue To Develop New Products
Plumbing technology continues to grow even with new updated redesigned tools; for example, the plumber’s snake is now more potent with highly specialized bits for every type of clog. Video camera technology is unthinkable compared to where it was just a few short years ago. Ultimately, the demand for efficiency will continue, and the plumbing industry will continue to develop new products, for more innovative ways of plumbing. Even still, the fact remains, nothing can replace a skilled plumber. Big B’s Plumbing #986152