Why Plumbing Info?

Little question


Hello, Steve here.  Welcome to Plumbing Info.org.  If you don’t know who I am yet, you may want to read my “About Me” page before reading further.

So, I guess the question is: why does this website exist?

Well, you can relax, because, unlike 99.9% of the websites on the net, I am NOT trying to sell you something.  You will find no affiliate links anywhere on this site.  The ONLY way I can make a penny off this website is if:

  • You choose to click on one of the sponsored links
  • You choose to make a donation

Now that that’s over, let’s get down to plumbing!

Spending a lot of time at home over the last couple of months has given me a chance to reflect on my career and all that I have seen in my more than 15 years as a plumber.  When I look back on it, I realize that the most important aspect of my career was my customers.  Every job I did was dependent upon the interactions between me and my customers.  The best and most satisfying work I ever did was when I was working for people that were knowledgeable and capable of making informed decisions.

Why is that?  There are several reasons.

  • People that know what’s going on keep me on my toes.  Someone who knows nothing about plumbing knows nothing about what I am doing.  I can be lazy and “cut corners” and they would not know that difference.
  • People that know plumbing appreciate the value in what I do.  It is nice to be appreciated by a customer that knows that the work I did was top notch.  I can sense when someone knows that they got quality work.
  • People who know the game cannot be taken advantage of.  When a person has had bad experiences with plumbers, it is all that much harder to get them to trust an honest plumber.
  • People who know their plumbing system are far easier to communicate with.  I cannot count the number of times when I arrived at someone’s house and had them tell me “the trap is on the roof” or something equally unhelpful.  It seems like it takes forever to get them to a point where they can actually give me information that I need (“the toilet is backing up into the bathtub”).

I actually have another reason for starting this website.  The long and short of it is that it is not possible for me to interact with people in a service environment for so many years without actually caring about how they are treated.  I have spent so many years, watching what some other “plumbers” did or seeing the work they left behind and shaking my head with disgust.  In the past, I had the option of outperforming them and making them look silly.  That is no longer an option, however.  I hope that this site will actually do more than that.  I hope that I can affect thousands of people, who will, in turn learn what they need to make sure that the bad plumbers and the cheats fail and the plumbers who worked hard to get where they are, by giving quality work at a fair price succeed.

So, why should you read this?  There are so many benefits to you being “in the know” that I can hardly list them all, but I will list a few.

  • You will only hire qualified plumbers
  • You will only hire plumbers that do quality work (there is a difference)
  • You will get the work you need done done correctly
  • You will save money (lots of money)
  • You will be able to choose what work you need to do now vs. what can be done later
  • You will never be taken advantage of again
  • You will have information that a lot of plumbers do not want you to know

There are many more, of course, but I will leave them up to you to discover.

Talk to you soon!


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