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Last year, thousands of flooded and storm damaged homes claimed a total of £1.19 billion from insurers. In response to this, the specialists at Plumber 24 Hours have offered advice for preventing home plumbing issues.

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Those who do notice anything untoward, should turn off the water supply immediately.

It has been reported in Moneyfacts.co.uk that the Association of British Insurers has revealed that average insurance pay-outs reached £18,200 in 2012. Insurance claims for homes damaged by floods valued £690 million with a total of 411,300 claims made. Claims from businesses for damage to commercial properties amounted to £373 million.

The best choice for an Ashtead emergency plumber, Plumber 24 Hours provides plumbers throughout the country. Naturally the team were concerned by the recent statistics. A representative shares their thoughts on the matter.

“Escape of water is a highly frequent home insurance claim. There are steps homeowners can take to avoid their property becoming damaged however, so we’ve compiled some advice on the subject.”

  •     Always check for leaks in piping beneath the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Even if there is a problem, catching it early minimises the amount of damage likely to occur in the home.
  •     Those who are planning to be away from the house for more than a couple of days should arrange for neighbours to check on the house. Again, this may not prevent a situation from happening; however it just might prevent one from worsening.
  •     Know your limits. The most important thing to remember before carrying out any work is to ensure that it does not require specialist knowledge and experience. If in doubt, call an expert.
  •     Always source a fully trained plumber or engineer to work on property. An unregistered worker could cause more harm than good, so be sure to research and select a reputable provider such as Plumber 24 Hours.
  •     Those who do notice anything untoward, should turn off the water supply immediately. (Always make sure household members know where the water supply is located).

Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumber company. Run by Martin Smith, the firm offers plumbers, gas engineers, oil engineers, drainage engineers and emergency electricians and works to provide a 24 hour domestic and commercial plumbing service 365 days of the year. With customer service the principle concern, Plumber 24 Hours has been noted by magazines as the most reliable plumbing emergency company. The company also makes use of the latest technology on the internet to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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