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Want to improve your water usage? Start with that dripping tap!

Want to improve your water usage? Start with that dripping tap!

So this week saw the first of the perennial drought warnings in various parts of the UK… and the official start of summer is still weeks away!

If you want to do your bit and save water where you can, there are loads of water-saving gadgets out there on the market. But a great place to start would be taking care of that dripping tap you’ve been ignoring forever!

Day to day, it might feel like little more than a minor nuisance, but over the long term all that wasted water mounts up at an alarming rate.

According to recent research, a single tap in your home leaking at a pretty leisurely ten drips per minute (one every 6 seconds), will be sending three litres of wasted water down your drains every day.

Over the long term, that adds up to well over 1000 litres a year!

That’s a serious amount of wastage - enough to give the environmentally-aware among us sleepless nights.

And if you’re on a water meter? That’s your hard-earned cash going straight down the drain. Thousands of litres of wasted water are likely to be costing you hundreds of pounds.

So that drip-drip sound you’ve been thinking was a bit annoying, but probably not worth the effort to address? Maybe it’s time you got it sorted after all.

Give us a call. Here at XP Plumbing and Heating, no job is too big or too small, and we love to make our customers happy.

So whether it’s a quick job like a dripping tap, or a major project like a new bathroom suite, we’ve got you covered. All our engineers are fully qualified and all our work comes with our no-nonsense 12-month XP guarantee.

Our fleet of qualified engineers and vehicles provides our customers with a 24/7 response. From our base in Sidcup, we can normally be anywhere in the local area - including Eltham, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Chislehurst and Greenwich, as well as most of London and north Kent - the same day you call us.

For an estimate, or to discuss your needs, get in touch with us today.