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HaMuch is Excellent
By Emily Rivers
Last updated 18th July 2022

Water causing damage - First turn off mains water supply by closing your stock cock, often under the kitchen sink or where mains water pipe comes into your property. Use buckets, pans, and towels to minimise damage. Then post a job to plumbers in your area to see who is available to attend.

Leak from bath and shower

The most common cause of bath and shower leaks is when the silicone seal between the bath and tiles is old and starts pulling away from surfaces letting water ingress. Silicone seals on baths and showers need renewing every year or two.

There can also be leaks from the plastic drain pipes taking bath or shower waste water away, if joints are not properly connected and water does not drain properly leaks can occur. These pipes and connections may be visible by removing the bath panel otherwise flooring may need to be pulled up.

The pipes supplying water and the connections to valves and taps are another possible source of leaks, these connections are often buried in walls and may require tiles and plaster to be removed to get at.

Cost to fix a leak

Toilet leaking

Water leaking onto floor – seal at back of toilet leaking due to toilet moving or rubber seal is worn out. For minor leaks the water usually only comes out only when flushing.

Water flowing from the cistern into the bowl constantly means the water inlet valve is letting by and needs changing.

Water coming out of the flush handle means the flush rubber seal needs changing.

Leaks from under sink or basin or their taps

The plastic pipes under your sink or basin can leak if the pipes are not connected properly especially under kitchen sinks when water is backing up eg when your washing machine or dishwasher are emptying into this pipework. The solution can simply be dismantling the connections, checking for blockages and then reconnecting then careful not to cross thread and firmly tighten.

Dripping kitchen sink and basin taps

If the spout drips continuously then limescale may be the cause; both rubber seal O-rings fail and the ceramic cartridges in some modern taps may also require changing. If the leak is coming from the connection where pipes supply water to the taps then the mains needs to be turned off and these connections checked.

Radiator leaking

Radiators can leak if they are old, if there is a leak from the body then both valves should be turned off and the radiator replaced.

If the leak is coming from where the valves connect to the radiator or from the valves themselves then your heating system may require draining and the valves either changed or at least reconnected.

The bleed gland where the bleed screw is very rarely leaks but if heavily corroded or the wrong screw is inserted then this can happen, Depending on the radiator the gland may be able to be replaced otherwise it’s a new radiator…or the cheap temporary option some ptfe tape around the screw !

Ceiling dripping water or wet patch

Leaking pipes can cause extensive damage to a property especially to electrics and in extreme cases ceilings can collapse. Corroded central heating pipes or faulty connections are common as are leaks from header tanks eg where the overflow pipe is not connected.

Stopping the leak is often easy however repairing water damage can be a big job.

Pipes can burst for a number of reasons such as;

  1. Hammering a nail into a wall where water pipes are is an obvious way to start a leak

  2. During winter if temperatures go below freezing then frozen water in pipes expands and splits open pipes which then leak.

  3. Copper pipes buried under the floor in concrete can corrode away if not lagged properly as concrete is corrosive to copper.

  4. Heating systems often contain iron rust from radiators and the rust moves along the copper pipes and if pipes run in ceilings close to transformers containing powerful magnets then over months or years the relatively hard iron rust scratches the inside of copper pipes until the pipe wall becomes thin and eventually leaks (not many people know this but I once emailed thousands of plumbers to figure it out).


Estimates for common plumber jobs;

Rates for other trades

Fix a leak cost in the UK
Fix a leak cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKFix a leak cost
Fix a leak near Aberdeen£192
Fix a leak near Amber Valley£196
Fix a leak near Angus£188
Fix a leak near Arun£220
Fix a leak near Ashfield£192
Fix a leak near Aylesbury Vale£240
Fix a leak near Barnsley£184
Fix a leak near Basildon£224
Fix a leak near Basingstoke & Deane£260
Fix a leak near Bassetlaw£176
Fix a leak near Bath & North East Somerset£192
Fix a leak near Bedford£232
Fix a leak near Belfast£168
Fix a leak near Birmingham£196
Fix a leak near Blackburn£188
Fix a leak near Blackpool£184
Fix a leak near Bolton£196
Fix a leak near Bournemouth£212
Fix a leak near Bracknell Forest£260
Fix a leak near Bradford£196
Fix a leak near Braintree£220
Fix a leak near Breckland£160
Fix a leak near Bridgend£180
Fix a leak near Brighton£236
Fix a leak near Bristol£188
Fix a leak near Broadland£208
Fix a leak near Broxtowe£192
Fix a leak near Bury£196
Fix a leak near Caerphilly£176
Fix a leak near Calderdale£196
Fix a leak near Cambridge£216
Fix a leak near Canterbury£216
Fix a leak near Cardiff£180
Fix a leak near Carmarthenshire£156
Fix a leak near Charnwood£192
Fix a leak near Chelmsford£224
Fix a leak near Cheltenham£216
Fix a leak near Cherwell£232
Fix a leak near Chester£188
Fix a leak near Colchester£220
Fix a leak near Conway£168
Fix a leak near Coventry£192
Fix a leak near Crewe & Nantwich£184
Fix a leak near Dacorum£248
Fix a leak near Derby£192
Fix a leak near Doncaster£184
Fix a leak near Dover£216
Fix a leak near Dudley£200
Fix a leak near Dumfries & Galloway£176
Fix a leak near Dundee£200
Fix a leak near East Ayrshire£196
Fix a leak near East Devon£176
Fix a leak near East Dunbartonshire£196
Fix a leak near East Hampshire£216
Fix a leak near East Hertfordshire£244
Fix a leak near East Lindsey£180
Fix a leak near East Riding£192
Fix a leak near Eastleigh£212
Fix a leak near Edinburgh£200
Fix a leak near Elmbridge£260
Fix a leak near Epping Forest£260
Fix a leak near Erewash£192
Fix a leak near Exeter£184
Fix a leak near Falkirk£200
Fix a leak near Fife£200
Fix a leak near Flintshire£184
Fix a leak near Gateshead£196
Fix a leak near Gedling£192
Fix a leak near Glasgow£196
Fix a leak near Gloucester£288
Fix a leak near Guildford£260
Fix a leak near Gwynedd£168
Fix a leak near Halton£192
Fix a leak near Harrogate£180
Fix a leak near Havant & Waterloo£200
Fix a leak near Highland£200
Fix a leak near Horsham£248
Fix a leak near Huntingdonshire£216
Fix a leak near Ipswich£224
Fix a leak near Isle of Wight£200
Fix a leak near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£172
Fix a leak near Kingston-upon-Hull£192
Fix a leak near Kirklees£200
Fix a leak near Knowsley£188
Fix a leak near Lancaster£188
Fix a leak near Leeds£196
Fix a leak near Leicester£188
Fix a leak near Lisburn£172
Fix a leak near Liverpool£188
Fix a leak near London£260
Fix a leak near Luton£248
Fix a leak near Macclesfield£192
Fix a leak near Maidstone£220
Fix a leak near Manchester£196
Fix a leak near Mid Bedfordshire£236
Fix a leak near Mid Sussex£248
Fix a leak near Middlesbrough£200
Fix a leak near Milton Keynes£228
Fix a leak near Neath Port Talbot£184
Fix a leak near New Forest£208
Fix a leak near Newbury£264
Fix a leak near Newcastle-under-Lyme£184
Fix a leak near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£196
Fix a leak near Newport£176
Fix a leak near North Ayrshire£192
Fix a leak near North East Lincolnshire£184
Fix a leak near North Hertfordshire£244
Fix a leak near North Lanarkshire£196
Fix a leak near North Lincolnshire£180
Fix a leak near North Somerset£188
Fix a leak near North Tyneside£196
Fix a leak near North Wiltshire£220
Fix a leak near Northampton£220
Fix a leak near Norwich£204
Fix a leak near Nottingham£192
Fix a leak near Nuneaton & Bedworth£192
Fix a leak near Oldham£196
Fix a leak near Oxford£240
Fix a leak near Pembrokeshire£144
Fix a leak near Perth & Kinross£192
Fix a leak near Peterborough£200
Fix a leak near Plymouth£164
Fix a leak near Poole£212
Fix a leak near Portsmouth£200
Fix a leak near Powys£208
Fix a leak near Preston£184
Fix a leak near Reading£260
Fix a leak near Redcar & Cleveland£204
Fix a leak near Reigate & Banstead£264
Fix a leak near Renfrewshire£192
Fix a leak near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£180
Fix a leak near Rochdale£196
Fix a leak near Rochester-upon-Medway£220
Fix a leak near Rotherham£180
Fix a leak near Salford£200
Fix a leak near Salisbury£208
Fix a leak near Sandwell£200
Fix a leak near Scarborough£180
Fix a leak near Scottish Borders£220
Fix a leak near Sefton£184
Fix a leak near Sevenoaks£248
Fix a leak near Sheffield£180
Fix a leak near Slough£256
Fix a leak near Solihull£196
Fix a leak near South Ayrshire£192
Fix a leak near South Bedfordshire£232
Fix a leak near South Cambridgeshire£220
Fix a leak near South Gloucestershire£192
Fix a leak near South Kesteven£196
Fix a leak near South Lanarkshire£200
Fix a leak near South Oxfordshire£244
Fix a leak near South Somerset£168
Fix a leak near South Tyneside£196
Fix a leak near Southampton£208
Fix a leak near Southend-on-Sea£212
Fix a leak near St Albans£252
Fix a leak near St Helens£192
Fix a leak near Stafford£200
Fix a leak near Stockport£200
Fix a leak near Stockton-on-Tees£200
Fix a leak near Stoke-on-Trent£184
Fix a leak near Stratford-on-Avon£208
Fix a leak near Stroud£212
Fix a leak near Suffolk Coastal£220
Fix a leak near Sunderland£196
Fix a leak near Swale£216
Fix a leak near Swansea£180
Fix a leak near Tameside£196
Fix a leak near Teignbridge£188
Fix a leak near Tendring£224
Fix a leak near Test Valley£208
Fix a leak near Thamesdown£248
Fix a leak near Thanet£208
Fix a leak near The Wrekin£288
Fix a leak near Thurrock£232
Fix a leak near Torbay£192
Fix a leak near Trafford£200
Fix a leak near Vale of Glamorgan£184
Fix a leak near Vale of White Horse£240
Fix a leak near Vale Royal£192
Fix a leak near Wakefield£196
Fix a leak near Walsall£200
Fix a leak near Warrington£196
Fix a leak near Warwick£200
Fix a leak near Waveney£208
Fix a leak near Waverley£256
Fix a leak near Wealden£228
Fix a leak near West Lancashire£188
Fix a leak near West Lothian£208
Fix a leak near West Wiltshire£220
Fix a leak near Wigan£192
Fix a leak near Windsor & Maidenhead£252
Fix a leak near Wirral£188
Fix a leak near Wokingham£264
Fix a leak near Wolverhampton£200
Fix a leak near Wrexham Maelor£192
Fix a leak near Wychavon£204
Fix a leak near Wycombe£256
Fix a leak near York£180