A leading provider of home emergency insurance has advised the best course of practice when dealing with home plumbing issues is to call out a fully qualified plumber.
Homeserve Membership Limited advised in a recent statement that, although minor plumbing system problems like blockages can sometimes be dealt with by the home owner, it is usually worth while calling in a plumber who has benefited from industry recognised plumber training before the problem gets worse:
“…you may need to call in a professional plumber to get the job done, as the blockage could be further down the system. An emergency plumber will usually be able to find the source of the problem and sort it out easily and quickly – and will bill you accordingly.”
Tips for rectifying a blockage without the help of a plumber include pouring Alka Seltzer and vinegar into the blockage, but they recommend avoiding the problem completely by not pouring fatty or greasy materials down the sink.
Insurance companies are happy to recommend qualified plumbers as they can not only fix problems quickly and efficiently, they can also avoid making the problem worse – which is a growing issue with home owners taking the ‘DIY’ approach. This makes sense to insurance companies, as paying to enlist the services of a qualified plumber can save a lot of money down the line for both the home owner and the insurance company.
The fact that this is still an issue worth recommending shows the worth of a career as a fully qualified plumber – as there is never a shortage of work for those who have undertaking industry recognised plumber training courses.
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