National Economy Plumbers, a NOLA-based licensed, bonded and insured residential and commercial plumbing contractor with more than 80 years of experience in the business, has been analyzing the top plumbing industry trends of 2021, responding to the increasing demands from consumers of the plumbing industry for green living products, ways to reduce water usage/recycle water and touchless plumbing fixtures, amongst others.
“Technology weighs heavily in this year’s top plumbing industry trends, from growing demand for smart homes to pipes that tell on themselves when they spring a leak,” explains David Howard of National Economy. “The fusion of technology and customers’ environmental concerns has opened new opportunities for plumbing contractors to expand into heating and cooling, lawn sprinklers and other home mechanical systems.
“At the same time, a critical shortage in skilled labor calls for renewed focus on quality control and creativity in the workplace.”
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On the top of the heap of trends National Economy is studying is the way smart contractors are embracing smart technology, from regulating a home’s indoor air temperature to creating a grocery list based on a smart refrigerator’s notifications. According to Howard and other plumbing professionals, workers in the plumbing industry who are willing to adapt to modern technology can identify new streams of revenue and provide better service to their customers.
“Today’s home buyers – many of whom grew up with smartphones – are not only extremely tech-savvy, but also environmentally conscious,” adds Howard. “They want to work with service providers that utilize high-tech solutions, such as water leak detection smart devices, to prevent unexpected water damage.”
The next trend National Economy is keeping an eye on for the new year is the way in which the plumbing industry is expanding for new opportunities, with company representatives citing how homeowners are relying on the industry for more than just fixing aging pipes, unclogging a toilet or installing a water heater these days. Some companies in the plumbing industry, says Howard, also install HVAC units, water treatment systems, water conservation systems, landscape sprinkler systems, fire sprinkler systems and waste management systems – all of which employ technology to maximize efficiency.
Consumers are also becoming better educated about “greywater” plumbing trends, ultimately giving contractors specifically trained in greywater systems an opportunity to reap the benefits. According to a U.S. Geological Survey studied by National Economy staff, the average American uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water every day, with showers and toilets consuming the most water.
“When customers complain about high water bills or ask about ways to save water, techs are trained to educate them about how greywater systems can reduce waste, benefit the environment and save money,” says Howard.
In addition to these trends, National Economy has also been looking at “brain pipes” technology, digital marketing strategies for the plumbing industries, cultivating online reviews to build a strong customer base, offering easy online payment options, labor shortage problems, apprenticeships to help break down plumbing industry barriers for women and a focus on mobile-first communication.
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National Economy Plumbers
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