WaterSafe, the UK national accreditation body for approved plumbers, has created a five-step guide for new home owners to check their plumbing is in tip top condition.
The scheme has launched a Moving House campaign to guide new home buyers on what they should look out for in their new home when it comes to plumbing, pipes, taps and fittings.
The campaign has been launched to coincide with the housing market’s summer time boom in sales.
The guide was put together following a survey with WaterSafe-approved plumbers to find out the most common problems they get called to help with and their top advice.
The survey revealed the plumbers' top five tips are:
Julie Spinks, director of WaterSafe, said: "There's lots to think about when you've just moved into a new home, but our campaign is about making it easy for people to check the plumbing basics.
"That campaign advice is based on the invaluable experience of our approved plumbers who are often the first port of call when there is a problem – particularly for issues like finding and turning off the stop tap when there's a water leak.
"We would urge homebuyers to follow our top plumbing tips about what to look out for so they can ensure their plumbing is working as it should and keeping their tap water fresh and healthy."
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