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Ten most common plumbing problems

Ten most common plumbing problems

A new survey of thousands of homeowners has revealed the ten most common plumbing problems across the UK.

The research, carried out by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS), found that the most common cause of plumbing and heating problems is the humble tap! 14 per cent of people told the survey they’d experienced a dripping or leaking tap at some point in the last five years.

Leaking pipes and slow or clogged drains were next on the list of pesky plumbing problems, with around one in ten people having suffered these issues.


Here’s the complete top ten in full:

  1. Dripping tap (14%)
  2. Leaking pipe (11%)
  3. Slow or clogged drains (10%)
  4. Running toilet (9%)
  5. Burst pipe (6%)
  6. Water temperature issue (5%)
  7. Noisy pipes (5%)
  8. Frozen pipes (4%)
  9. Flooding (3%)
  10. Water storage tank failure (2%)

If you’re suffering from one of the common plumbing problems listed above, or for anything else relate to your home’s plumbing, heating, drains or electricals, get in touch with XP Plumbing and Heating of Sidcup.

Our team of friendly, experienced, Sidcup based plumbers, heating engineers, drainage experts and electricians have great coverage throughout the local area - including Eltham, Chislehurst, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Greenwich, Blackheath - and beyond that too, out into the rest of London and north Kent.

Contact XP Plumbing and Heating today.