The most complained about plumbing problem in the UK is a dripping tap, with more than one in ten UK homeowners experiencing this issue in the past five years.
Dripping taps, even a small trickle, can waste both water and consumers’ money.
Fixing a dripping tap could save homeowners at least £19 a year if they are on a water meter, as well as 5550 litres of water. *
The study of 2000 homeowners, commissioned by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS), also found that leaking pipes, clogged drains and a continuously running toilet topped the list of homeowners’ complaints.
Dripping tap (14%)
Leaking pipe (11%)
Slow or clogged drains (10%)
Running toilet (9%)
Burst pipe (6%)
Water temperature issue (5%)
Noisy pipes (5%)
Frozen pipes (4%)
Water storage tank failure (2%)
Fixing faulty and leaking water fixtures and fittings such as taps, pipes, and toilets as soon as possible is a good idea, both to save water and money where homes have a water meter fitted. Water leaks can cause significant damage if not dealt with promptly.
Many common plumbing problems can be prevented by using a qualified plumber and only installing water fittings or fixtures that have been tested to show they meet legal requirements.”
So, if you have a suspected water leak call your plumber today, prevent wastage and damage to your home before it becomes a headache.