As many people probably know, BC’s handyman shortage has increased during the pandemic, and with an estimated 64,000 additional handymen needed over the next 10 years, things aren’t going to get much better.
Too few women enter the trades, especially in the sanitary sector.
“There is a general shortage,” says Preston Pilgrim, owner of Your Guy Plumbing & Drainage in Surrey. “But as far as the need for more women in the plumbing trade is concerned, it’s being talked about more and more.”
Part of the reason for this discrepancy may be that some women are reluctant to enter a traditionally male-dominated industry. But there’s nothing about the job that requires a specific gender, Pilgrim says.
“Plumbing is a physically demanding job, but women can definitely do it,” he says. “For women looking to break into trading, we would love to have you as part of our team.”
And indeed there are many reasons for entering the plumbing trade, especially for those who are looking for stability, independence and good earning potential.
A range of training and certification programs are available to help ease the start of a rewarding and exciting career, including the BCIT Piping Foundation programs – a great way to prepare for entry-level plumbing employment.
Your Guy Plumbing Drainage are your trenchless experts.
One of the newest specialty services you would offer during your employment with Your Guy Plumbing & Drainage is trenchless sewer line replacement and repair.
“Often your sewer line can leak from cracks for a variety of reasons, including tree roots,” says Pilgrim. “This can do a lot of damage in your home, but with the latest technology, our digless service can take care of it without having to dig up your driveway, landscaping, or sidewalks.”
This method causes minimal damage to your property, takes less time and money, and can even improve the flow of your sewer line.
Anyone interested in joining the Your Guy Plumbing & Drainage team can visit their careers page. They believe that anyone willing to work hard, regardless of gender, could fit well into their team.
Find out more about Your Guy on Facebook and Instagram or call 604-200-6753 to schedule a service today. Located at #2909 – 13696 100 Ave, Surrey.