We often think about the impact of new technology on our daily lives. The way we communicate, travel, and work have all been changing rapidly with the development of digital and green technology across the world. We don’t always think about and sometimes take for granted the way technology is changing the plumbing industry and keeping it up to date with global green and sustainable trends.
As consumers become better educated and aware of green and sustainable technologies in their daily lives, they will also begin to demand the latest sustainable technologies from their plumbing solutions. These include environmentally-friendly pipes, energy-efficient products, and green devices. This means plumbers must adapt to a rapidly changing environment, learn new skills, and learn about the latest technology that will keep them ahead of the game.
Smart homes, smart fridges, and smart technologies are becoming more common, but plumbing needs to keep up through its own technological advances. These include, for example, energy-saving systems such as taps and showers, tankless water heating, and hands-free fixtures. Smart faucets stop water from running unnecessarily and prevent germs from being spread. All of these are paving the way for lowering homeowners’ carbon footprints and making the home eco-friendlier.
Tech in the Plumbing Industry
This means that plumbers are having to re-skill, keep up to date and ensure their knowledge is at the forefront of technology and innovation. Upskill your staff, so for example, if you’re running a plumbing and bathroom installation firm, then the latest professional plumbing courses from Skills Training Group should be your point of departure. As technology improves, the manner in which tasks are being done must also be upgraded.
There are many different examples of how tech can make even the most mundane of jobs quite highly skilled. From the booking process, job scheduling, the type of chemicals used, and the underwater cameras used, these are all being innovated by new technology. Determining what has caused a blockage and then dealing with the blockage without having to unearth large areas of the client’s outdoor space or damaging the environment with caustic chemicals is as important as actually unblocking the drain.
Recycling in the Plumbing Industry
We don’t often think about recycling water, but much like we recycle many other products, plumbing is also going green in the way it thinks about products, the way it uses technology, and sustainability in the home. Dishwashers have been renowned for saving water, but new technology allows them to recycle rinse water. Today’s plumbers should be advocating for these new technologies and offer them to their environmentally conscience clients. Another way to use technology to save water is the use of smart irrigation systems. These systems go beyond the usual timer and are able to switch on and off depending on the weather directly.
Regardless of what area of plumbing you are looking to update, it is important to expect innovation from your plumber in order to promote sustainability through new technology.