Over the last year and a half while the world has suffered through the Covid-19 Pandemic it has been hard for Plumbers to get out to see customers face to face in the UK. A constantly changing landscape of restriction measures that the Government has put in place to keep the population safe and limit infections has made the day-to-day life of a Plumber very difficult. As other industries have made the switch to remote working this is something that was never an option for Plumbers because how can you fix a boiler over zoom? It isn’t possible is the simple answer! 

Our highly skilled instructors will provide you with all the training you need as you work your way towards your Plumbing Qualification with Able Skills.

Way’s You Can Limit Face To Face Contact

However, as we take a big step towards “Freedom Day” on the 19th of July people may start to think that life will go back to what we knew before Covid-19. However, as cases steadily rise due to the easing of restrictions lots of people will still be unsure whether allowing someone from outside their bubble into their home is a good idea. 

This being said, there are tools out there for Plumbers to make the most of. You may not be able to complete a fix on a faulty boiler via a video conferencing tool like Zoom but you can diagnose a problem. This will save the need for a face-to-face appointment to discuss the problem and how much it will cost to fix. It is estimated that 21% of small businesses will start to adopt applications that will reduce the need for face-to-face appointments throughout 2021. 

Is Your Website Suitable For Smartphones?

In addition to all of the above did you know that 48% of consumers claim that first contact with a service provider comes via their mobile phone? Traditionally people would have to wait until they were at home and sat in front of a desktop computer before they started to carry out any research into who to contact to complete Plumbing work in their home. However, with the constantly improving mobile technology it means that it is a lot easier for potential customers to reach you. 

This also provides an opportunity for you to reach any potential customers easier! It is so important that you consider if your website is tailored to suit the much smaller screens of modern-day smartphones. Often businesses fail to realise that their website looks amazing on a desktop but when it is scaled down onto a smartphone screen that is on average just 5.5 inches wide it doesn’t look and perform the same. This results in the website being impractical for smartphone users and could result in your business missing out on potential customers. 

Are You Considering A Career In The Plumbing Industry?

If you are interested in a career in Plumbing and are looking to undertake all the necessary qualifications that you need to operate as a qualified Plumber look no further than Able Skills! We run a variety of Plumbing Training Courses so no matter your level of experience there is a place for you here. If you are new to the industry then the perfect place to start would be the City & Guilds Plumbing Course, this six-week course will teach you all of the basic knowledge and skills that are expected from a modern-day Plumber. 

If you would like to learn more about the variety of Plumbing Courses that we offer then please do feel free to visit us. One of our brilliant team will be more than happy to show you around our training center and answer all of your questions. However, if you cannot make it down to us in person please do not hesitate to call us on 01322280202. 

How You Can Find Us!