How to Build Your Plumbing Business’s Website

Any plumber or drain cleaner can create a website with some simple online tools and a little bit of time

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How to Build Your Plumbing Business’s Website

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Not too long ago, people relied on word of mouth or the phone book to find a plumber or drain cleaner. Now, customers are more likely to search online. If you don’t have a website, you may be overlooked. In fact, research shows six out of 10 consumers expect businesses to have an online presence, and more than half of these consumers head straight to a company’s website when they want information.

How do you make a website?

Long gone are the days where you need expertise in coding and experience in computer science to build a professional-looking website. You can create a website that shows off your plumbing or drain cleaning business and attracts new customers with some simple online tools and a little bit of time. This is all done through website creation tools called “What You See Is What You Get” builders. With these tools, you can easily drag and drop features onto a page and fill them with information about your business.

A few of the most popular website builders on the internet are Wordpress, Wix, Weebly and Squarespace. Each of these sites offers a free version or trial period of their services, as well as a range of paid plans to choose from. Each offers different functionality, such as online payments and increased data storage, so it will be up to you to decide which plan is best for your plumbing business.

When picking a domain, or address, for your site, you want it to be as close to your actual business name as possible. So if your business is John Doe Plumbing, you will want to get, or something similar. This will make it easier for customers to remember your web address and find your website when searching online. You can use any of the web hosting companies above to purchase a domain for a small fee. Use caution when opting to use a subdomain (free or low-cost option) instead of a domain.

Tip: Having a website domain means your web address will look like this:; a subdomain includes the name of your hosting company in your web address and will look like this: A subdomain makes your web address lengthier and may sound less professional.

What should you put on your website?

There is certain information that every business needs to have on its website:

  • Contact information. This is priority number one for customers. Make sure your phone number, email address and physical address are displayed prominently.
  • Business type. Customers should be able to tell immediately that you provide plumbing services. You can accomplish this with a section talking about your business along with pictures and icons that reflect the services you offer.
  • Services you provide. Whether you offer a range of plumbing or drain cleaning services or specialize in a few, customers need to know exactly what kinds of services you offer.
  • Call  to action. Catch customers’ attention with a feature saying “Call Now” or “Contact Us” along with a phone number. Place your call-to-action in a prominent place such as the top of your website so it is the first thing a customer sees.
  • Contact Us form. Most website builders include pre-made forms you can place on your website that allow customers to submit requests directly to you from your site.

Other things may also make your website more effective:

  • Customer testimonials. If you have received praise from customers in the past, adding that to your website can attract even more business. Some builders also allow you to easily embed Yelp or Local Google testimonials into your website.
  • Pricing. Some business owners choose not to include pricing information on their websites, while others say that it is one of the most important pieces of information. Customers often like to see rates up front, but plumbing services can vary in pricing depending on the size and requirements of the job. If you decide not to list rates on your website, include a quote request form or provide a pricing range.
  • Social media links. If you are active on social media outlets like Facebook or Twitter, include links to them on your site.
  • Coupons or special offers. If your business is running a special, place coupons or other sales on a page easy to find so that customers do not miss them.
  • Accepting payment. Some plumbers and drain cleaning professionals include a link to their PayPal account to make it easier for customers to pay for their services. This functionality might come at a small fee depending on your website hosting company.

Tip: Check out other business websites. What information do they include? Make note of any ideas you’d like incorporate on your site.

Making it easier for your potential customers to get the information they need helps give you the advantage you need over a competitor. Thankfully, it has never been easier or more affordable to create a great-looking website.


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