DIY Can Seriously
Damage Your Wallet
is the traditional time for householders to tidy up their
gardens and do a few home improvements. Garden centres will
be packed with budding Alan Titchmarshes and the DIY stores
will be jammed with ‘make-over’ enthusiasts who are determined
to turn their semi into a scaled down version of Buckingham
looks so simple on the television programmes, so why not have
a go? Just think of all the money you will save…or will you?
not everyone is skilled enough to carry out the jobs they
attempt to do and end up paying a professional to put everything
right. Some jobs should never be tackled by the householder
– plumbing is a good example. It’s one thing to change a washer
on a tap, but to plumb-in a bathroom suite or central heating
system is something else. Just consider the damage that can
be caused by water leaking through the ceiling: furnishings
could be ruined and if it is bad enough the ceiling itself
could collapse. Not everyone has accidental damage cover on
their household insurance, which means the entire cost of
putting it right is down to the householder.
you could be in breach of Water or Building Regulations. This
would have a knock-on effect if you wanted to sell your property.
So at the end of the day, DIY could turn out to be a very
you want to improve your home by revamping the bathroom or
creating a downstairs cloakroom, call in a professional plumber.
Contact the Institute of Plumbing on 01708 472791, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.plumbers.org.uk for a list of Registered
Plumbers in your area.
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