What can and cannot be expected of plumbers? If a problem recurs, is the plumber responsible for fixing it again?

Be sure to specify at the contract stage what will happen in the event that repairs are needed to the work, such as a faulty part or improper fitting - we cover the importance of contracts here.

It would be reasonable to expect a plumber to fix a problem in the first instance. This could be down to an error during installation or a faulty fitting. However, persistent failure of a particular fitting would probably warrant contacting the manufacturer to resolve the issue. They may provide a free replacement but you could incur the cost of fitting it.

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