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Planning for emergencies is something that any worthwhile building owner will take care of, because not only is it a legal requirement, but the reward vastly outweighs the time and effort you put into this effort. Sure it may take you a couple of weeks and some expense to ensure all areas of the developing Read more

Planning for emergencies is something that any worthwhile building owner will take care of, because not only is it a legal requirement, but the reward vastly outweighs the time and effort you put into this effort. Sure it may take you a couple of weeks and some expense to ensure all areas of the developing premises are easy to evacuate, that the exit signage is bright and easy to follow, and that reporting systems are in place; but the results could quite simply save lives. This is, of course, even more important than curating revenue as a firm.

That said, emergency contingencies are not a ‘one and done’ process, in that the task is never ‘complete.’ We need to focus on maintenance from that point on, and making sure that regular tests keep us ready. Furthermore, essential measures such as staff training, qualifying certain team members for first-aid use, and making the use of the building easy to understand and carry out is essential when necessary.

In this post, then, we’ll discuss three important emergency contingencies to hold within your business premises. This way, safety isn’t just a nice word we use, but a habit we embody.

Plumbing Failures

From time to time, plumbing failures can occur. This is why it’s important to have maintenance staff able to prevent the problem from getting worse while you wait for professional contractors to come in. Learning where your water mains is and being able to turn that off, having reporting systems in place to notify an issue; especially if staff notice it, as well as ensuring alternatives exist like portable toilets or disabled toilet access temporarily is essential.

Fire Safety Inspections

Fire protection system inspection efforts are important to schedule regularly so they can overlook your entire approach. This may also culminate in checking your sprinklers, making sure your reporting alarm systems work appropriately with necessary drills, and also ensuring that additional measures, like disabled staircase access for when the elevator is locked down can be so helpful; in this case a manual lift that can be operated by two people to help a wheelchair carefully but steadily make its way down those steps is key. This way, no one is left behind, and also every potential pitfall in your evacuation process is managed properly. With measures like sprinklers, plumbing expertise is required.

Elevator Safety & Callouts

No one wants to be locked in an elevator; and so making sure your error reporting systems are in place is key. This way, you can easily call for help, or ask for a callout of technicians to let out your staff where appropriate. In some cases, you may be able to manually open the doors if properly aligned with the opening; but this is not something we should focus on without trained and qualified personnel able to distinguish the right time for an exit. In the long run, this will make a tremendous difference.

With this advice, you’re certain to perfect your emergency contingencies within your premises going forward.

Plumbing is one of the most important features of any building. Carrying water around structures, enabling the use of things like taps and radiators, and making life far more convenient, modern plumbing methods have made this field far more robust than it used to be. Of course, though, it can be easy to ignore one Read more

Plumbing is one of the most important features of any building. Carrying water around structures, enabling the use of things like taps and radiators, and making life far more convenient, modern plumbing methods have made this field far more robust than it used to be. Of course, though, it can be easy to ignore one of the most crucial aspects of something like this when you don’t have very much experience with it. The way that a building is built will always impact plumbing, but what does this mean for the work that you do as a professional in this field?

Keeping Water Out

Leaks, of just about any kind, are often blamed on plumbing work, even though this can often be a completely unrelated issue. This is usually more prevalent with larger buildings, as it can be incredibly difficult to keep water out of a space that has deep foundations. Companies like Blue Iron LLC, a leader in soldier beam and lagging, work extremely hard to solve problems like this before construction even begins. Of course, though, there are a lot of methods available that can ensure that a building is constructed properly to avoid groundwater leaks.

The Right Connection

Most buildings have their main water connection fitted before the construction is finished. This is because the large pipes that are required for this often need to be dug deep underground, but this is something that can cause a lot of issues when it isn’t done correctly. Not only can this cause problems like leaks, but it can also impact the water pressure within a building. Plumbers can’t do much about this without great expense, making it crucial that this job is done properly.

Quality Hardware

Plumbing work will always be done when a building is being constructed, with pipes being added as the walls and floors are put together. Some property developers and building companies will use cheap components for this, and this can leave the end-user dealing with issues when their valves and other plumbing parts aren’t fit for the job they’ve been used for. This can cause issues for plumbers when they have to deal with problems with properties like this.

Access

Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about access to the vital plumbing components that are found in a home. While certain standards are generally followed by construction companies to enable work to be done on properties, this isn’t always the case. This can make it hard to perform simple tasks without having to do a lot of work in a place, often costing the property owners a fortune.

Plumbing is an important element of any building, though many people undervalue this aspect of the place they call home or do business from. Construction ties heavily into this field, with the way that a property is build impacting the plumbers that work on it down the line.

Plumbing is one of those industries that will always be needed. People are always going to need plumbing services for their homes, offices and other premises. Yet it is also so important to know how to promote and market yourself. Without having a voice and putting yourself out there you could be missing out on Read more

Plumbing is one of those industries that will always be needed. People are always going to need plumbing services for their homes, offices and other premises. Yet it is also so important to know how to promote and market yourself. Without having a voice and putting yourself out there you could be missing out on a whole host of prospective clients who need you to do some work on their home. Whether people are looking for someone to fit a new vacuum generator or sort out a blocked sink, you want to show that you can help. Here are just a few ways that you can market your plumbing business.

Sort out Google my business

Google My Business is vital for anyone looking to market themselves. By adding yourself to Google my Business it means you will be more likely to show up in Google searches. It also means that you will have a more comprehensive search result for those that find you. You can show your details such as your website, phone, photos and reviews. It will also recommend you in local search results so people in your area will see you first. This helps you to get local jobs and for locals to find you too.

Have a great website

A great website is vital for marketing your plumbing business. It is essentially your shop front and therefore needs to show potential clients all the information they need. It needs to be easy to navigate, have all the relevant services that you offer and all of your contact details. It is a good idea to have some attractive imagery and ensure that it fulfils its purpose.

Get an SEO strategy

Once you have your website sorted, you need an SEO strategy. Without this you might have the best website that has ever been created, but no one will find it. You can build up your SEO a number of ways. You need to ensure you have a quick loading speed – this can be improved by reducing your image sizes and having a CDN. By having a good website host and by having guest posts published on other websites.

Ask customers to leave testimonials

Word of mouth will always be a very successful way to get new business. Asking customers to leave testimonials is a great way to show others how past customers have been pleased with what you’ve done. This works as an addition to word of mouth and helps to spread the word of your services. You can have these testimonials on your website, on an external review site and also on your Google my Business listing.

These are just a few top tips for how you can effectively market your plumbing business. By doing this you will find that it is much easier to generate new business and attract new customers. This leaves you to do what you do best – plumbing. What are some top ways that you have found work for attracting new customers? Let us know!