It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it! This may be your reasoning for wanting to become a licensed septic system contractor. The truth is that there will always be a need for septic system contractors. Wastewater must be properly handled in order to prevent disease and death. Deciding to become a licensed septic system contractor will ensure a good income for yourself for years to come.
The first step in becoming a licensed septic system contractor is to learn the business. Work under a licensed septic system contractor in your area to learn the ropes. As you learn the business, make sure to pay attention to “the big picture”. Once you become licensed and start your own septic system business, you will need to have a working knowledge of all facets of the business and industry.
Once you are ready to strike out into your own septic system business, you will need to research the laws in your state and county to see what the requirements are for licensing. Some areas simply require a general contractor’s license. Other areas have stricter laws and requirements that may involve formal education.
After obtaining the proper license, you are ready to go into business. Most large companies that do septic system contracting are set up to install and maintain local septic systems. Your customers will be in rural locations, since septic tanks are owned by homeowners and business people who do not have city water. To stay in close proximity to those customers, it may be prudent to locate the septic system business in a rural area as well. This will also give you the ability to store large parts and equipment on a parcel of land big enough to accommodate them.
Finding customers is the next order of business in your quest to become a licensed septic system contractor. Advertising in the local phone book is one way to get exposure, but an effective marketing campaign needs a target audience. Find ways to connect with home builders in your area, specifically builders who cater to the rural community. Offering your services among contractors in the home and business building network will be the best way to jumpstart your septic system business. If there is little competition in your area, you may even end up with more work than you can handle.
Maintaining your own product is a great way to build repeat customers in the septic system business. Explaining to a new homeowner the importance of proper septic system care and maintenance will give you an open door to offering those services. Septic system pumping along with parts replacement service can provide your community with an excellent service. At the same time you’ll be providing for yourself an excellent living.