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It's important to consider the work that needs doing when you hire a plumber. In some cases, it will be possible to simply repair a pipe, however in many cases, one leak can often be an indication that your pipe is in poor condition.
Your pipes can be decades old, and in some cases even over a century in age. If one section of pipes has had a problem, it's likely other sections will be a similar age and in a similar condition, so you may experience more problems in the future.
While the initial cost of a relay - replacing the damaged pipe with new pipes - is often more expensive, it could save you money in the long run if you were to have to keep paying for multiple repairs.
Plumbing is a specialist job, therefore we recommend choosing a WaterSafe approved plumber.
This will ensure the work undertaken meets the high standards and protects the quality of drinking water in your home. If you’re planning work on the underground
supply pipe, from the external highway boundary up to the internal stop tap, then you may require a specialist contractor.
WaterSafe members can offer general plumbing services, leak detection, repairs as well as carrying out new water supply pipe installations.
WaterMark approved plumbers can choose to be listed on the national WaterSafe accreditation scheme.
WaterSafe is a free online directory and national accreditation body for competent and qualified plumbers, water supply pipe installers and other water service specialists.
To find an approved plumber in your area, enter your post code in the search bar.
You can call WaterSafe on 0333 207 9030.