Gas Safe has recently launched it's 'Cash Leaks in the Home' campaign to educate homeowners about the importance of regular home maintenance. According to their research, homeowners are losing an estimated £6.8 billion a year due to avoidable cash leaks, which could have been prevented by carrying out maintenance tasks.
Some examples of these tasks include fixing a leaking toilet, getting gas appliances serviced, and retightening leaking taps and water pipes. The cost of not doing these tasks can add up quickly, with emergency call-outs and repairs for major leaks costing up to £2,000.
Ignoring leaks can lead to much more expensive repairs down the line, costing up to £1,500. So, it's important to stay on top of home maintenance to avoid unnecessary expenses.
The Home Cash Leak Data
Data from Checkatrade
Fixing a leaking toilet
Getting gas appliances serviced i.e. gas boiler
Retightening/repairing/replacing leaking taps
Retightening/repairing leaking water pipes
Steve Wilson owner of Wil-Lec GRP Ltd said “Winter puts more stress on our boilers, pipes and joints. Fixing these issues early can prevent expensive call outs later on. Our plumbing and heating team can service and repair these problems for you.”
Formed in 1997 Wil-Lec GRP Ltd are Gas Safe registered, call us on 01472 241881 or contact us here.