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Plumbing problems in older properties can range from water damage caused by leaks, to substandard water quality due to the corrosion of pipework or the use of dangerous materials, such as lead. Older systems are also likely to be water and energy inefficient, adding to the cost of water and heating bills. Such issues can be expensive and problematic, so need to be tackled at the outset of any renovation.

Maintenance checklist

• Make sure the main stop valve works

• Deal with dripping taps

• Check tanks are covered and that these

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