THIRD OF BRITS HAVE CALLED IN PLUMBERS TO FIX DIY DISASTERS
A survey of 2,000 UK adults by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has found that a third (32%) of Brits admit to having had to call in a plumber to fix a DIY disaster. The findings come as almost a fifth of people regularly attempt to fix plumbing problems in the home themselves.
WRAS is urging people to think carefully about which plumbing tasks they are competent to do themselves and which ones should be left to a professional qualified plumber. Even a simple task like fitting a washing machine, needs some knowledge about the water fittings regulations. For example a common mistake when fitting a washing machine would be to use a non-compliant hose, with no backflow protection.
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