National plumbing register WaterSafe is celebrating its register of qualified, approved plumbers this World Plumbing Day (11 March), which highlights the important link between quality plumbers and safeguarding public health.
WaterSafe is encouraging people to make sure they ‘pick a proper plumber’ when it comes to plumbing jobs, by using its free online database of around 6,000 professional, approved contractors.
All WaterSafe approved plumbers are trained in the Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws – which help prevent the risk of contamination of drinking water from poor plumbing practices and sub-standard fittings and products.
That’s why the WaterSafe register is the only one in the UK supported by all water companies and the drinking water regulators.
According to the latest WaterSafe survey*, 81% of UK consumers feel more confident in using an approved plumber who is on a list promoted by their local water company.
So, for peace of mind, the online WaterSafe directory is a great way to find the best person for the job – simply use the postcode search to find your nearest professional plumber.
Julie Spinks, Director of WaterSafe, said: “This World Plumbing Day, we’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the plumbers on our register, who work hard every day to help make sure that our tap water stays fresh and healthy.
“We’re reminding everyone of the importance of putting your property’s plumbing in safe hands by choosing a plumber with the right qualifications and training for the job, no matter how small – from fixing a leaky tap, to installing a new kitchen.”
WaterSafe approved plumbers offer:
Peace-of-mind with a name you can trust – all WaterSafe approved plumbers are members of an Approved Contractors’ Scheme, ensuring plumbing work meets the highest standards.
A ‘Certificate of Compliance’ stating that their plumbing work complies with the Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws – giving consumers a legal defence if something is later found to be wrong.
Time saved on your plumbing project – WaterSafe approved plumbers are trusted by their local water company to carry out certain types of work without the need to give advanced notification.
And that’s not all. WaterSafe approved plumbers are trained not to waste water and can help property-owners save energy and reduce their carbon footprint by offering advice on water-saving fixtures and fittings.
To find an approved plumber near you use the postcode search at right or call 0333 207 9030.
*WaterSafe interviewed 2,000 UK homeowners in November 2021