Approved Plumber Search

Find a local plumber you can trust using our free online directory search.

WaterSafe approved plumbers are certified by our national accreditation body, with specific training in the UK’s Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws.

Hiring a WaterSafe approved plumber ensures that all plumbing work meets high standards and protects the quality of drinking water in your home and business, in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Emergency Plumber Search

Find a local WaterSafe approved plumber to help with your emergency.

For leaks, burst pipes, or other plumbing emergencies, WaterSafe’s emergency search will give you the contact details of a plumber who can help right away.

If you have no water, very low pressure or concerns about the quality of your water, you should contact your local water company straight away.

Click here for more information about Emergency Plumbers

WaterSafe Advice


WaterSafe approved plumbers have years of training and are always happy to offer advice on the most appropriate plumbing for your home, office, business or public building to ensure your drinking water supplies stay fresh and healthy all year round.

Read our guides below for advice on fixing common plumbing problems, simple steps you can take at home to safeguard your water supply, tips on water quality and water savings and advice from the experts on how to train and become a plumber yourself.


Common Plumbing Problems

Solutions for common plumbing problems, including how to fix leaks, noisy pipes and low pressure and water temperature issues. Includes links to helpful plumbing videos on our YouTube channel.

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General Plumbing Advice

Useful information to maintain your plumbing, including protecting against frozen and burst pipes and how to turn off your stop tap in an emergency. Also contains FAQs about sewage misconnections, saving water and when and how to notify your water company of planned plumbing work.

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Water Quality FAQs

Advice on water quality problems, including cloudy or discoloured water, unpleasant taste or smells, protecting against Legionnaire's disease, hosepipe fitting and maintenance and concerns about the effect of lead pipes on your water supply.

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Installation FAQs

Answers to the questions you most frequently ask about plumbing work to ensure it is safe and complies with the Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws and to keep your drinking water safe.

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How to Become a Plumber

Information and frequently asked questions for people interested in training to become a plumber. Includes advice on training, qualifications, job prospects and information on finding apprenticeships.

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