How to Start a Plumbing Business


Starting your own business can be one of the most rewarding and challenging things you ever do. If you have a knack for working with your hands and aren’t afraid to get dirty, then becoming a plumber might be the right move for you. This is a great industry to start a business in because you can be your own boss and set your own prices. Offering a range of services like unclogging and pressure testing services can make you a hot commodity in your neighborhood.


Not every average Joe can walk off the street and start working as a plumber. To work as a plumber you will need to attend a trade school or program that lets you earn your certification. After you are certified to work, you should try to secure an apprenticeship with an experienced plumber so you can get some on-the-job training. This will help customers to feel confident in you and trust that you know how to get the job done.

Starting Your Business

When you start setting up a business of your own, it can sometimes help to specialize in a certain area of plumbing, especially in large cities. This can help you to stand out in a crowded market and develop more business. Whatever specialty you choose will most likely need specific equipment, so you’ll have to plan to invest to the tools you’ll need to do the job.

Once these initial steps are done, you can register your business with your state a city. There are laws that can vary in every area, so be sure you comply with the specific laws in your town. You’ll also need to set up a contract that customers can sign and a pricing system so you can give quotes for different types of jobs.