A recent study by Which? has revealed that dodgy DIY is a primary cause for plumber call-outs across the UK.
In a survey that covered over 3800 Brits, the variety of home maintenance jobs tackled by the untrained, unequipped and unqualified ranged from unblocking a toilet to fitting an entire bathroom suite.
Somewhat predictably, these DIY plumbing jobs often end in a damp squib, leaving many homeowners in hot water.
As a result, this translates to a lot of extra work for UK plumbers.
The results of the study highlighted some interesting trends, particularly when it comes to the common DIY tasks we attempt at home.
According to the Which? study, 53% of those that took part had attempted to replace a set of taps themselves.
Theoretically, assuming this survey is indicative of the nation as a whole, that means over half of Britain has dabbled in home plumbing in pursuit of saving a few quid.
Meanwhile, a further 41% had attempted to plumb in an appliance themselves and 35% have attempted to fix a leak.
On the flip side of these figures, traders are commonly hired to help solve these issues created by over-enthusiastic DIYers.
In fact, over 60% of the traders surveyed had been called in to finish the aforementioned tasks, proving that there really is no substitute for first-hand knowledge and professional experience.
Worse still, these DIY disasters often lead to even worse problems occurring, from small leaks developing into larger issues to poor installation completely ruining kitchens.
DIY Plumbing Courses
One thing that’s abundantly clear from the study is that DIY plumbing jobs are a sure-fire way to get yourself in deep water – quite literally at times!
That being said, here at Access Training UK, we have a variety of entry-level plumbing courses available, designed to help you not only become a DIY VIP but also a veritable plumbing pro in no time at all.
Ideal for anyone looking to learn a new skill, perfect their DIY skills or change their career path entirely, these plumbing related courses have the ability to change your life as well as your home.
Designed for absolute beginners, this course provides you with a firm understanding of the basics and sets you up for a potential new career in the trade.
This all-level course provides a variety of useful qualifications, designed to equip you with the knowledge to confidently enter the world of professional plumbing.
Ideal for beginners or those looking to update their existing skills, this course allows you to learn the ins and outs of plumbing and gas fitting.
Specifically designed for those that want to design and install bathroom suites to a professional standard, this course is open to all skill levels.
For more information on our plumbing courses, call now on 0800 345 7492 or hit the button below to get in touch online.