Campaign Launched By Water safe For Homeowners
Water Safe is the national body authorized in awarding accreditation to plumbers in the United Kingdom. The organization recently launched a quick guide that is consist of five easy steps in order for first time homeowners to check their current plumbing and see whether it is in good condition or not. This inspection can also be done by professional plumbing companies such as Plumb4You Welling.
The campaign is called Moving House and it aims to provide new buyers with a guide on the things they should take into consideration before buying a new home or if they have recently moved then these are things that should be looked out for. It involves inspection of the fittings, taps, pipes and plumbing.
The campaign was introduced just in time for the expected increase in housing sale for the season of summer.
The guide was created with the help of approved plumbers in a survey conducted by WaterSafe. They were asked to share the most common problems that homeowners are facing as well as the best advices they can offer.
According to the survey, the top five tips from plumbers are the following:
- Locate the internal stop tap. This is the main point of entry of the water supply going to your house. This is important so you can easily turn it off in cases of emergency.
- The service history of the boiler should be checked. There must be lid placed on the cold water tank which is usually located in the loft. The servicing should be done by a registered engineer recognized by Gas Safe.
- Be vigilant for any leaks in the tap, radiators or the toilets. There are indicators such as rust, water stains found in the floor or carpet, moulds in the walls and ceilings as well as low water pressure.
- Water pipes in your home should be checked it there are any made of lead. This can be done with the use of screwdriver and scraping on the pipe. If it comes out shiny then there is lead.
- As soon as lead is discovered, hire a local plumber such as Plumb4You Welling to replace the pipes and have the water meter checked for accuracy.