Emergency Plumber Responds to New DIY Survey

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The specialists at Emergency Plumber have shared their thoughts on a new survey which reveals that across all trades, plumbers are faced with fixing the highest number of botched DIY jobs in the home or workplace.

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22% of respondents claimed that as much as 84% of their workload comes from fixing DIY disasters.

It has been reported in H&V News that the survey, commissioned by Swinton Commercial, used a sample of 100 tradesmen and women from all over the country. 22% of respondents claimed that as much as 84% of their workload comes from fixing DIY disasters. Over a quarter of those surveyed said they were regularly called out to incidents at business premises and all agreed that “over ambitious DIYers” were risking the health of themselves and of those around them. Further to this, 100% believed that the main reasons people undertake DIY jobs themselves are because they think it will be cheaper than outsourcing it or because they are afraid of falling victim to rogue traders.

Commenting on the findings, Swinton Commercial National Business Development Manager, Alastair Denness said, “the results of the study are troubling, showing that UK plumbers are seeing a trend in people undertaking technically demanding and potentially dangerous DIY jobs in order to cut costs.”

Renowned for their selection of London emergency plumbers, Emergency Plumber also operates throughout the entire country. Having been at the forefront of the industry for a number of years, the team take a strong interest in work patterns and trends. A representative from the agency shares their thoughts on the findings.

“The results of the survey are actually quite concerning. It is all too easy to over-estimate the level of experience and expertise needed for plumbing jobs but by doing so you could be putting yourself and others at risk. If in doubt about a plumbing issue, be sure to contact a reputable provider such as Emergency Plumber for more information and advice on the problem.”

Emergency Plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim is to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton, Manchester and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.

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