LONDON, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The inaugural Quality Plumber Week is taking place (29 September - 5 October 2014) to celebrate the essential and highly skilled work plumbers carry out every day. Doing the jobs that most householders would rather leave, plumbers often come to the rescue with burst pipes and broken boilers but are rarely recognised for the service they provide.
Launched by the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC), the week aims to raise awareness of the skills within the plumbing and heating industry whilst shining a spotlight on the many plumbing businesses that play a vital part in our communities, from unblocking sinks to making sure drinking water is safe. Quality Plumber Week will also stress the importance of using properly qualified, trained and accredited plumbers in a bid to reduce the numbers of rogue traders operating in the industry.
Plumbing and heating engineers work across a wide range of specialisms, from traditional pipework, boiler installations and seemingly simple plumbing work to increasingly popular new green technologies such as biomass boilers and ground source heat pumps. Yet whatever the job, quality plumbers have extensive training and experience behind them to ensure the latest regulations and safety measures are met. These legislations are constantly under review, with professional plumbing firms working hard to keep up to date to comply with these in order to protect their customers.
John Thompson, Chief Executive, APHC added: "There are thousands of excellent plumbers working throughout England and Wales, who provide exceptional service and advice to homes and businesses. Unfortunately for them rogue traders seem to grab the headlines, and this tarnishes the entire industry. On behalf of not only our members but also every hardworking plumber we want to recognise the skills and work they do.
"The plumbing industry prides itself on extremely high standards, with plumbers and suppliers continually developing new systems and technologies to benefit the way we live. Plumbing businesses also contribute significantly to our economy; for example, youth employment is being addressed via apprenticeships and on-the-job training to ensure the next generation of plumbers are competent in the trade."
For more information on Quality Plumber Week and to learn how you can get involved, visit http://www.aphc.co.uk/quality-plumber-week.asp. You can also join the conversation and thank your plumber on social media at #QPW14.
To find a local quality plumber visit http://www.findaqualityplumber.co.uk.
Notes to Editor:
- Quality Plumber Week is organised by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC). As well as celebrating the work of its members throughout England and Wales, the week also acknowledges the skills and dedication of all plumbers.
- The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is a not-for-profit trade body for the plumbing and heating industry in England and Wales. They have been established since 1925 and represent large companies working on commercial projects as well as sole traders working in domestic properties.
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SOURCE Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors