Today sees the launch of the second Quality Plumber Week, which runs up to 4 October, celebrating the best examples of high quality work.
It is organised by the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) and aims to raise awareness of industry skill levels while highlighting the many businesses that play a vital role in supporting communities around the UK.
Quality Plumber Week is also designed to stress the importance of using accredited plumbers in a bid to reduce the number of rogue traders in the industry.
APHC chief executive John Thompson said: “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, which tarnishes the entire industry.
“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.”