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Half of Lincoln residents pay out for DIY failures

Have you ever had to call the professionals after bodging a DIY project? According to research, over 50% of Lincoln residents resort to calling tradespeople to rectify their DIY disasters.

After conducting a poll of 1,000 householders, Anglian Water found half of residents surveyed confessed that it might have been cheaper to let the experts carry out the work in the first place.

According to the poll, householders in the city spend an average of £294.56 on professional tradespeople to complete home improvement projects.

In one case, a resident admitted to spending over £10,000 to rectify a job which had gone wrong.

Residents surveyed in Lincoln were also labelled among the least enthusiastic DIYers in the poll, which included several towns and cities across the east of England.

The research was carried out as part of Anglian Water’s Keep Water Healthy campaign to warn of the dangers of projects that are not properly carried out.

Robin Price, Regional Water Quality Manager, said: “Before it gets to your tap, your drinking water is cleaned, disinfected and tested to make sure it is of the very highest standard but we do receive a considerable number of serious calls caused by poor plumbing.

“The most important thing to remember is to use an approved plumber for any major plumbing work or complex jobs.”