What are the pro’s & cons of being a plumber? According to the bathroom fitters in Northampton, they are:
- There is a steady demand for plumbing professionals, which is not going to disappear anytime soon (and with Brexit, this demand will only increase)
- Skills learnt in plumbing are vital to any country around the world, so your skills won’t be outdated as years go by
- Physical work keeps you physically fit and mentally aware
- You can turn it into a business and be your own boss
- New challenges develop your skills and you learn as you go along (and grow as a person)
- The cash flow can be very good if you are established
- Awkward working hours if you are self employed
- Difficult and hard work because you are constantly driving and moving
- If you are new to the trade, you’ll have to find someone to offer you an apprenticeship. It can be difficult to find someone to take you under your wing.
- In the early stages it will be difficult to get your name out and many marketing companies will take advantage of non-market savvy plumbers (I have seen this happen many times)
- Though the vast majority of customers pay, you’ll get those who won’t pay after the job is done. It happens and the plumber ends up taking the hit.