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Are We Making The Most Of Our Plumbers?

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When we have a leak or any other plumbing related problem we all look for a Plumber to come and resolve the situation like normal. But today's article will leave you with the question: Am I making the most of my Plumber?

This has come about after statistics showing that hardly any of us ask simple questions like how can I save water and with prevention being better than cure, why don't we ask how to make sure the given problem doesn't happen int he first place?

Here are some statistics that you may or may not have known. The chances are of course that if you work as a Plumber or are undergoing Plumbing Courses you might already know them...

When it comes to bad water habits:

  • 29% admit they don’t reuse water when cooking or preparing food
  • 22% leave the tap running whilst brushing their teeth
  • 13% are guilty of having a bath followed by a shower
  • 10% wash their car with a hose pipe rather than a bucket

Are you surprised? No? Probably because you contribute to the statistics!

Julie Spinks, managing director of WRAS, said:

It’s important that plumbers and other water industry professionals actively offer advice to clients on water saving. Although more than half (53%) of UK homes now have a water meter, research shows that people are still not giving a huge amount of thought to their water usage at home, even if it could save them money and help the environment.  

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“Many water companies give away water efficiency products to customers for free, yet 47% don’t have any kind of water saving device at home. Products such as toilet leak detection strips, shower timers and cistern displacement devices can save litres of valuable water, and WRAS supports the use of compliant plumbing products that use technology to automatically reduce water and energy consumption, without people even noticing a difference.”

The final message is that prevention is better than cure and if you do find yourself looking for a Plumber, please don't be scared to ask questions! If they've undergone the correct Plumbing Courses we're sure they'll be of value!