Tuesday, 19 November 2013

WaterSafe UK – the new accreditation body for plumbers.

I think everyone is always aware of dodgy traders aren't they, the new WaterSafe website allows consumers to search for an approved plumber in your area, ensuring that they are getting a safe and competent tradesman to carry out work in your home. By using a properly qualified professional with this scheme, the idea is that they can work together as a nation to drive out unethical plumbers and raise safety standards.

In conjunction with the launch of WaterSafe, they recently conducted a survey with 2,000 consumers to look at the impact rogue traders are having on the plumbing industry with shocking results:

•          Brits have spent a whopping £2.6 billion in the last year fixing plumbing disasters.

•          When choosing a plumber, 69% state cost as the deciding factor

•          23% have been the victim of a rogue plumber, while 23% know someone who has

•          Of those who have been victim of a rogue plumber, the average cost to put it right is £426

•          When looking for a plumber, 68% ask family or friends, 27% ask their neighbour, 25% go on the internet

•          Only 21% go on to check the credentials of their plumber

The WaterSafe website is www.watersafe.org.uk 

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