Given the current weather, it might be safe to assume that the majority of the country is in for a warm and sunny Bank Holiday. However, with insurance companies claiming that water damage claims almost double over a Bank Holiday, don’t let a plumbing DIY project turn your Bank Holiday into a washout.
As this blog has touched on previously, before attempting a plumbing project, stop, think and ask yourself whether you might be best calling in a professional as it’s all too easy to drill into a hidden pipe or flood your bathroom whilst fitting a new tap.
Accidental water leakage tops the list of home insurance claims, with a 42 per cent increase over the Bank Holiday, according to home insurer Zurich. With average repairs nearly hitting the £3,000 mark, a DIY project just may end up costing you much more than you had bargained for.
If you’re tackling a DIY job this Bank Holiday, it might be pertinent to get professional advice first. This can save damage, disruption or even a potential injury.
In reality, doing a plumbing job yourself will be cheaper than calling in a professional, but it is important to know where to draw the line.
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Being a member of APHC distinguishes professional businesses from the rogue traders. As a consumer, using an APHC member gives you reassurance as their work is guaranteed by APHC - the leading trade body for plumbing and heating contractors in England and Wales.
Did you know that 87% of consumers would instruct an APHC member over a plumbing and heating contractor who wasn’t a member?