Do you know how to turn your water off at home if you have a plumbing emergency? Issues with the water systems is one of the top 10 home repairs experienced by homeowners. And of all the things that can go wrong, your plumbing can cause massive damage if left unchecked or even unnoticed.
However, plumbing can be expensive. A recent survey by the Water Regulation Advisory Service found that around a fifth of people tried to fix plumbing issues themselves without calling a professional. In contrast, a third of homeowners called a plumber immediately.
In fact, Water Regs UK found that plumbing is the number one botched DIY job in the home, with more plumbers than any other trade reporting they were called to correct homeowner/tenant mistakes. Ultimately, what started as a way to save money most likely ended up costing considerably more.
But what are the most common signs of these kind of issues, and are they easily recognisable? For the most part, water in places it shouldn’t be is a massive indicator that something is wrong with your plumbing, but not all issues are as obvious. Sadly, some problems can be festering away for some time.
This detailed infographic from Best Plumbers Club highlights 6 of the most common plumbing problems faced in domestic properties, along with some tips and directions on what to do to rectify them. However, be mindful of your own capabilities before removing that u-bend under the sink before you make the problem worse than it needs to be!
Infographic Created By Best Plumbers Club
Infographic Created By Best Plumbers Club.