If you’re looking to start your own plumbing business, there are a number of essentials you’ll need to be able to get the job done. Becoming a plumber and going out into the world on your own has so many benefits.
From being able to help people transform their properties by replacing bathroom suits to simply getting homeowners hot water back up and running, it’s a rewarding job.
But, before you start booking in work, what are some of the essentials you’ll need to ensure your jobs go off without a hitch?
Get yourself the basics
Let’s face it, you won’t be able to complete jobs without having the basic tools in your van or car. Your staple tools should be able to help you with troubleshooting problems and simple installations, as well as complying with the current industry standards.
Your toolbox should contain the basics such as screwdrivers, files, power pliers, a hacksaw, pipe cutter, universal saw, spirit level, knife, benders, a tape measure and gloves. There are so many hand tools for you to stock up on, but these basics should help you through pretty much any small problem and simple fix.
What about the more niche tools?
If you’re wanting to offer more versatile services and work on bigger jobs or renovations, you may want to look into investing in even more tools. You’ll also want to potentially train yourself up on a number of additional skills such as masonry, welding and even plastering.
This is because these bigger jobs may require you to embed pipes into walls, which would involve you needing to plaster the space back up once you’re finished.
Jobs like these could also involve you needing to be skilled at using a sledgehammer and trowel etc. So if you’re not quite skilled up just yet, which not speak to other local plumbers to see if they’ll allow you to work on jobs with them.
Some additional and more niche tools you might want to look at investing in will fall into the electro-portable tools category. These could include drills, grinders, sanders and jigsaws.
No matter how big or small your job may be, make sure you’re working in a safe and effective way, and that your new business has all the appropriate insurance cover it needs. It’s better to be safe than sorry after all!