Why not, the majority came into this profession with little to no knowledge. I would even stretch it farther the first day there was most likely no knowledge other than what little experience they had at home.
I prefer service over new construction or remodel. I love meeting new and rekindling old relationships and helping customers relieve their stress and making a difference in their life.
Where I am presently residing, Florida very few construction plumbers can do service. They never get the chance to do service performing new and remodeling work. The opposite from where I grew up. In Ohio those I knew could new construction professionals could perform service. If your interests lies in those areas locate a plumbing company that does both.
As in all professions it is the attitude that carries the day.
Don't do it free.
Don't do it part time.
You love it or you hate it. But either way you are committed.
My apprentices better be there 13 hours a day just like I am.
I believe service is a better route to follow right now as new construction is down due to the economy. Over 30 years ago I wanted to break into the plumbing field and could not find any shops that would hire me so I also tried the " I will work for free thing" I'm glad nobody took me up on it but this is what I finally did and I landed the best job a young kid could ask for. I went looking for an older plumber that was working all by himself and kept on this guy until he finally hired me. Twenty five dollars a day and I had to pay my own taxes. (no complaints) Go down to a supply house (early!) and keep an eye on who comes in. If you get to know the guys at the supply house they can aim you in the right direction. They know who is busy and from my experience this has a direct correlation with knowledge honesty and fairness. If I was going to get back into plumbing this would be a path consideration.
Start in new construction first.
If you know how to install it you will know how to fix it. And be ALOT better at diagnosing problems.
I`m with Ninjaskillz
you gotta know how to install it so you will know how to fix it.
I see so many people that have diagnosing problems because they took the wrong steps first.