Did you know that just over 100 years ago, most households in the UK didn’t have indoor plumbing?
The transition from outdoor to indoor plumbing has seen the demand for plumbing experts substantially increase, with plumbers becoming the busiest tradespeople in 2020.
The plumbing industry is constantly evolving, and with the recent pandemic, there is now a huge demand for plumbers to give advice over a video call. That’s because new technology like Clipfix is making it possible to assist significantly more customers at a fraction of the time and cost.
After all, most people don’t know how to fix leaks or blockages in their homes. When they encounter some kind of plumbing issue, they call in a plumber to fix it for them.
Here’s the problem: Lots of problems are easy to fix, and customers could do it themselves if they just knew how.
Want to learn more about how you can give plumbing advice over video call and save time and money? Keep reading.
Not All Plumbing Problems Are Created Equal
As a plumbing expert, you know that not all plumbing problems require the same amount of time and attention. Some problems require in-person assistance, while some issues just need some good advice over a call.
For example, let’s say a customer has a blocked sink. This is a relatively simple problem to fix, but most people don’t feel confident fixing it themselves.
On the other hand, some complex issues (such as corroded or burst pipes) require the in-person assistance of a plumber.
In many cases, customers can fix the problems themselves as long as they have good advice to follow. That’s where Clipfix comes in.
Clipfix: Plumbers Give Advice Over Video Call
Clipfix is a simple way to give customers advice without spending extra time and money.
Let’s say a customer is having trouble with something like a blocked sink or heating issues and wants to speak to a plumber. He or she can start by downloading the Clipfix app and signing up for an account.
Then, the customer can search for a vetted plumber to set up a live video call. The plumber will offer advice and walk the client through fixing his or her own home maintenance issue.
Benefits of Becoming a Virtual Plumber
If you’re a plumbing expert, the best thing about registering with Clipfix is that it will help save your business hours of time and avoid unnecessary costs.
When you travel to someone’s home just to fix something that the customer could easily fix themselves, you’re spending extra money on travel expenses.
Plus, the principle of opportunity cost means that while you’re driving, you can’t simultaneously help another customer.
Let’s put it this way. Let’s say you work for two hours. It takes half an hour to drive to a customer’s house, an hour to solve their issue, and another half an hour to drive back. You’ve helped one customer in two hours.
But if you eliminate the travel time, you could help more customers in the same amount of time.
That means you’re not just cutting out the travel expenses, but you’re profiting more because you’re assisting more customers.
Register with Clipfix Today
With Clipfix, plumbers have all the tools they need to become virtual plumber, fix issues over a video call, and start saving time and money.
Interested in registering your business? Fill in your details on our registration page today!