On April 23rd, Installer Online held a live #InstallerASK Q&A session with WaterSafe’s Danny Davis about rogue traders within the industry.
Danny is a fully qualified plumbing and heating engineer.
Danny is a member of the CIPHE, registered as an Engineering Technician with the Engineering Council and recently received the Master Plumber Certificate. He has also appeared on national and local radio, and has acted as an expert on BBC Rogue Traders.
How can you avoid rogue traders when it comes to hiring a plumber?
Danny: Professional qualifications and experience are vital – WaterSafe membership demonstrates these.
How much business do you think qualified, competent traders lose to rogue traders each year?
Danny: A considerable amount. Rogue Traders don’t have the overheads of professionals and can undercut them.
Unfortunately many consumers are driven by price and aren’t aware of the dangers of using Rogue Traders.
Do you think customers are aware of the risk of using unqualified installers?
Danny: No. Many consumers are unaware of the potential dangers associated with poor plumbing practice. We need to raise public awareness of WaterSafe and the importance of using plumbing professionals.
How can Installers become WaterSafe?
Danny: It’s free for existing eligible Approved Contractors too! visit watersafe.org.uk for more info
Source: Installer Online