Prepare your plumbing business for winter
Cooler temperatures, holidays approaching – winter is an exciting time! But it’s also a busy time, especially for your plumbing business. When the cold weather hits, residents become very concerned about keeping their water flowing. Whether you’re responding to burst pipes or helping homeowners protect their water lines from freezing or bursting, you’re in for a long and busy winter.
You may already be preparing
As a plumbing business owner, you might be beefing up your staff with more technicians or offering additional training. You might be creating scheduling and infrastructure and stocking up on inventory to handle the influx of service calls you’re about to get. Maybe you’re increasing your marketing and advertising efforts knowing that homeowners are going to start worrying about their water lines and you want your company’s name to come to mind first. You’ve got your bases covered, but you might be forgetting one thing – who is going to handle the floods of calls you’re going to get?
Not only are you going to be getting a ton of service requests, but you’re going to get a lot of calls from perspective customers calling with inquiries about your business, your prices, scheduling, your response time in crisis. That leaves you with a big challenge. You’ll be juggling the following three calls:
Existing customers with service requests. You want to keep your existing customers happy by responding to their calls and requests promptly. After all, providing great service to your customers is the lifeblood of your company. Are you able to handle all of those calls?
Prospective customers. Did you know that most business goes to the company that answers first? If a prospective customer calls and you don’t pick up, they’re most likely to not leave a voicemail and just call the next company on their list.
Solicitors and robocalls. These are complete time wasters. You’re caught in an unfortunate loop where you want to answer every call, but a percentage of those calls is unimportant.
Answering service solutions for call volume
One of the best preparations you can do is choose a live answering service. An answering service will provide you with a team of operators ready to man your phones. An answering service can answer your calls, take messages and send them directly to you. Look for an answering service that can filter calls for you, so you’re not getting messages from solicitors and robocalls will never clutter your phone lines. If you get calls after hours or on weekends and holidays, look for a 24/7/365 answering service so your business is always open. Some answering services even offer call forwarding, appointment scheduling and emergency dispatching.
Live answering that values the importance of small businesses
At VoiceNation, we cater especially to small businesses. We know the struggle of running your business and also performing administrative tasks. We especially understand tight budgets. Our live answering solution allows for you to get the full benefits of an in-house receptionist at a fraction of the cost. In fact, our simple and transparent pricing is one of the best in the industry. All of our features are included in our plans, at no extra cost to you. Nobody else offers what we do! So get started today with a free trial, check out our plans or give us a call! 877.679.3777