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When in doubt, it’s best to call a plumber. Making mistakes can end up costing you more, especially if a professional has to fix a DIY disaster.
If you feel comfortable tackling plumbing jobs yourself, our step-by-step guides will show you how to identify and fix common plumbing problems.
A professional can tell you what’s wrong and spot other problems you may not be able to see.
The pump speed may be too high or your pipes may be too narrow for the system flow.
Replacing pipework can be a tricky job and lead to more problems if not tackled correctly.
RThis can be complex and everything must be done correctly and safely. You may need building regulation approval too, which a professional can advise you on.
If there’s a plumbing emergency or your efforts aren’t working, call a plumber as soon as possible.
Plumbers do lots of different jobs, whereas heating engineers have specialist knowledge and only work with heating systems. Check out our guide to finding a trustworthy tradesperson that’ll get the job done.
Tradespeople rely on word of mouth so get recommendations from friends, family or neighbours.
If you’ve had a good experience with an electrician or builder, for example, ask them for some advice. They’ll often work with other professionals and be happy to recommend someone.
This not-for-profit organisation is licensed by the government and supported by consumer protection groups. All firms that carry the logo and are featured on the website are required to have their technical skills independently checked through regular inspections. Find a plumber by entering your postcode.
Many local authorities run their own ‘trusted trading schemes’ with lists of plumbers who have been strictly vetted by trading standards. Use the postcode search on their to find local recommendations.
These sites work by allowing customers to leave reviews of registered tradespeople, who also post photos of their previous jobs and information about themselves. They can help you decide whether a tradesperson is the right fit for you, as well as letting you post a job that plumbers can respond to.
has over 64,000 registered tradespeople who are all vetted by the MyBuilder team. Simply post your job and wait for interested tradespeople to respond. You can then compare their profiles, work history and reviews from previous customers and get quotes.
Once you’ve got some options, get quotes so you can compare prices and find out the following: