Friday, 4 August 2017

Stay safe and only instruct a Quality Plumber or Heating Engineer

Quality Plumber Week is organised by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors and aims to promote the industry's very best plumbing and heating contractors and warn against rogue traders.
This year, QPW17 also aims to promote the importance of continuous skills development to the industry and remind the public about the importance of choosing an appropriately qualified plumbing and heating engineer. Additionally, it aims to provide consumers with advice for sourcing a quality plumber whilst reminding to always check credentials.
This is an important message because research by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors has found that 79% of people choose a plumber based on their accreditations. Yet 43% do not check that their plumber or heating engineer is qualified and 29% do not verify their membership with the relevant organisation.
  • Don’t risk your personal safety and security, always check the credentials of the plumber you instruct.
  • Remember, membership of a trade association ensures qualifications and standards are verified but always check membership is current.
  • If you need a plumber, we vet our members’ accreditations so you can be confident of appointing a qualified and proficient plumber.
APHC is currently looking for support from consumers, plumbers and industry manufacturers and suppliers. 
For more information about how to get involved visit where there is also a range of promotional resources available to use.
More information about Quality Plumber Week will follow later in the year.
Did you know that 87% of consumers would instruct an APHC member over a plumbing and heating contractor who wasn’t a member?
You can find a local qualified plumbing and heating company who are members of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors at

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