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Ryan Mills shares advice for would-be influencers in the plumbing industry

For Social Media Day on 30 June, UK register of approved water contractors WaterSafe interviewed one of its members, Ryan Mills of G D Mills Plumbing & Heating in Edinburgh. Ryan has an impressive 8,931 followers on Instagram as @rdmills88, and shares how using social media has helped his business and how he got started as a social media influencer in the […]

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Plumbers are the trade most likely called to fix a botched DIY job

A new survey has confirmed that plumbers are the UK’s most used tradespeople when it comes to fixing problems caused by ‘have-a-go DIY-ers’. Julie Spinks, Managing Director of Water Regs UK, takes a look at the findings: Water Regs UK compared a range of typical jobs that are carried out in UK homes and recorded […]

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The legal side of lead pipes – What installers need to know

It is widely accepted that the consumption of lead can have adverse effects on health if too much enters the body. In most cases, it’s small amounts of lead consumed over time that build up and result in ongoing health problems. John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), takes a look […]

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Only 11% of people aged 65+ have hired a plumber since the first lockdown

A survey by WaterSafe of 2,000 UK homeowners showed only 11% of those aged 65+ had hired a plumber since the first lockdown in March 2020, compared to nearly 40% in younger age groups. These were urgent jobs, such as fixing toilets, boilers and leaks. WaterSafe is now encouraging the use of qualified, approved plumbers […]

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WRAS gives top tips to prevent winter plumbing problems

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has partnered with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to reveal trends in winter plumbing-related insurance claims and share valuable tips on how to prepare homes for winter. Burst pipes are common causes of weather-related home insurance claims, in 2018 – the year of the “Beast from the East” […]

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