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28th January 2021
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Soapbox: The Bathroom Manufacturers Association's CEO Yvonne Orgill on 'Leaky Loos'
"Today, a typical British sunny day has seen heightened activity regarding Dual Flush WC's. Radio interviews, articles in the national press, comment by many, have all raised the issue 'leaky loos'!
To put the record straight - any product will leak or fail, if, it's of poor design and quality and does not meet the legal requirement and is installed by 'Fred' up the road.
Manufacturers, retailers and merchants have a legal obligation to sell 'fit for purpose' product that is compliant and the consumer has a legal obligation to 'install' the said product by a competent installer.
If you do all this - the product will work fine. Over 1.8 million WCs are sold every year of which 75% are dual flush and allegedly 4% leak - ask yourself 'why?'.
I get annoyed when many blame manufacturers of quality product for inferior product that has been installed by an unprofessional.
Water utilities set the legal requirement for demonstrating compliance for water using bathroom products - dual flush WC's are no different - compliant products are effectively endorsed by the Water utilities and their approval schemes.
Buy with confidence... buy compliant products."
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