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What are the pros and cons of being a plumber

What are the pros and cons of being a plumber?

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  • Skills learnt in plumbing are vital to any country around the world, so your skills won’t be outdated as years go by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.

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