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Featured Article Is a Hot Shower Really Bad for Your Skin? It’s a fact of life that most things we enjoy, are investigated by an expert and are found to be bad for us. Think about it - alcohol, red meat, sunshine, sugar, salt, caffeine and now – even hot showers are found to be bad for us. As the experts in all things shower related, we thought it was only fair that we covered the subject. Read more...
Featured Article Six Showering Mistakes You are Probably Making It’s highly likely that you have been showering your entire life, whether it’s at school, the gym, at home or at work – we are pretty sure that you don’t give the way that you shower too much of a second thought and that you will at least, be ‘ found guilty’ of one of the following mistakes we have recognised below. Read more...
Featured Article Benefits of cold showers: The Shower Doctor evaluation Whether it’s recommended by books, athletes, business gurus or wellness coaches – there’s a huge amount of press and positive attention given to taking cold showers. Read more...
Featured Article Best Power Showers: Shower Doctor's Best Sellers & Advice Power Showers are some of our most popular products here at The Shower Doctor, and they are the perfect addition to bathrooms large and small – delivering a reliable, great shower experience. Read more...
Featured Article Bristan Showers: The Shower Doctors' Best Sellers & Advice Bristan are the UK experts in both taps & showers. Over the last four decades, they have become one of the biggest suppliers of Showers in the UK and they estimate that a quarter of all UK households have either a Bristan Tap or Shower. Read more...
Featured Article Bar Mixer Showers: Shower Doctor Best Sellers Bar Mixer Showers are a common sight in hotels and homes across the UK. All of the showers controls such as flow, temperature and diverters are all in the Bar Mixer Valve – making them not only incredibly easy to use – but also very compact Read more...
Featured Article New Right Pump Range Releases from Salamander, in Stock Now Salamander are one of the most innovative companies we work with, and that’s why we are proud to have been chosen to stock and supply their new ‘Right Pump’ range. Read more...
Featured Article Understanding Home Water Systems & Shower Performance Before undertaking any plumbing, bathroom or appliance changes in your home – it’s important that you understand what water system your home operates. Read more...
Featured Article Which type of shower should I buy? When choosing the most suitable shower for your home there are a few important factors that you need to take in to consideration before you choose the type of shower you want. Read more...
Featured Article 6 Tips to Cut Down Your Water Bills Every home owner wants to do what they can to cut down on their monthly bills and by making some small changes to your habits you can help to reduce your water bills leaving you with some extra cash in your pocket at the end of each month. Read more...
Featured Article Electric Shower Problems: 5 most common faults (and what causes them) Here at The Shower Doctor, everyday we receive emails and phone calls from people that have faults with their electric shower, so what we are about to do here is run through the top 5 faults with electric showers and give you some idea of where to look to find where the problem is with the shower. Read more...
Featured Article Top Five Tips for Bathroom Renovation Top Five Tips for Bathroom Renovation Read more...
Featured Article Repair Your Morning Routine! The best way to plan is to make a list of all the things you need to do before you leave the house in the morning. Do you need to get your clothes ready? Do you need to prepare lunch for yourself or the kids? Do you eat breakfast before you go out? How much time needs to be allocated for spending in the shower and will there be a queue for the bathroom? Read more...
Featured Article The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a shower head Replacing a shower head is a very simple job, but there are a few things you need to know first. You can purchase your new shower head from showerdoc.com Read more...
Featured Article Things you wanted to know about showers (but were afraid to ask) - Infographic We often take showering for granted, but there’s been plenty of research to show showers can still surprise us every now and then. Do you know how often we shower? Do you know how much it costs us? Find this out, along with some other surprising shower facts in our infographic... Read more...

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"The Love Doctor"
With the big day just around the corner (that being Valentine’s), here at The Shower Doctor we have decided to bring you some interesting related facts and date ideas to celebrate.
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Best Christmas movie characters according to The Shower Doctor team
It’s that time of the year again and we have decided to bring you something a little different. If you’re anything like the team at Shower Doc a large portion of the impending festivities will involve being curled up on the settee in your onesie, or wrapped in cosy slankett watching Christmas movies!
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Britain behaving badly: bathroom habits revealed
From lengthy pampering sessions to a brief wash ‘n’ go, we may seem divided in many a bathroom habit – but if there’s one thing the research can agree on, it’s that the UK is all about the ‘splash and dash’!
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Shower singing styles - Which one are you?
We’ve all done it. Some do it more than others. Some do it all the time. Some make sure everyone hears them. We’re talking about singing in the shower. Loads of us love to belt out our favourite songs at the top of our lungs, using shower heads as microphones whilst taking a shower so we’ve put together this guide to different types of shower singers. Which category do you fall into?
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Handy shower repair tips
Follow these handy tips to make your repair job run smoothly and protect your shower area from damage
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Stay safe when tackling shower repairs
Fixing a fault with your shower can be quite simple if you know how. There are however some important safety precautions you should take
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Plumbers feeling confident about the future
The vast majority of the nation's plumbers are feeling positive about their future business prospects
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Plumbers urged to take extra care when installing push-fit pipes
An increase in the use of push-fit pipes among plumbing professionals has coincided with a rise in high value claims for water damage
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to service Gummers 1500 style shower valve
You can buy everything you need to service a Gummers 1500 series valve from The Shower Doctor. Our handy guide will tell you how.
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Is it time you ditched your tub?
Getting rid of your tub could allow you to fit the shower of your dreams into your bathroom
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to service Gummers 1800 style valve
Find out how to fit a service kit to a Gummers 1800 series shower valve. You can buy your service kit from ShowerDoc.com
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
The Shower Doctor has once again been receiving glowing customer reviews. Here is just some of the feedback left for us in recent weeks.
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Tackling limescale in your shower
Technology such as Mira's Clearscale can help to reduce limescale build-up, which can hamper the performance of your electric shower
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The Shower Doctor Surgery - Replacing a part inside an electric shower
There are a few general rules you should follow when replacing a part inside an electric shower. You can buy all the spares you need from ShowerDoc.com
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Protecting your family against burns and scalds
Hot water has the potential to cause serious burns, especially in young children. Thermostatic showers and anti-scald devices can provide important protection.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery - Electric Showers Explained
Electric showers come in all shapes and sizes, but the inner workings are all very similar. This guide will give you a basic understanding of how they work
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Older homeowners worry about finding good tradesmen
A fifth of over-65s have left home repairs undone because they don't know where to find a reputable tradesman
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Is your plumber WaterSafe registered?
Consumers are being encouraged to choose plumbers who are registered with WaterSafe
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Taking shower singing to the next level
An innovative karaoke shower has won second prize in the annual ODD Invention Challenge
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Need to save money? Then repair your shower
Failing to address a fault with your shower could cost you more in the long run. Find spares and replacement parts at ShowerDoc.com
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Majority of British women don't shower daily
A new survey shows that only one in five women in the UK actually take a shower every day
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
Listen to the wonderful feedback our customers have left for us in the last few weeks
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
Check out the glowing reviews our customers have been leaving for us on our TrustPilot review page recently
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Plumbing industry urged to save the date for 'must attend' event
The date has been set for 2015's BMA annual conference.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you've never used us before, find out why so many people choose the Shower Doctor for all their shower parts and spares.
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Can not showering every day actually be good for you?
Is it better for you if you don't take a shower every day?
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Why a cold shower could be good for your health
Research suggests having a cold shower could have surprising benefits.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
Don't take our word for how good we are - take a look at the feedback we receive on our TrustPilot review page.
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Plumbers 'among country's most trusted tradespeople'
People in the plumbing trade have been voted the friendliest in a study comparing the manners of all handymen and women in the UK.
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Resolve not to fall victim to plumbing problems this new year
Taking care of a few basic plumbing essentials could be a new year's resolutions everyone can succeed in.
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BMA chooses 2015 charity
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association has selected the Children's Burns Trust as its nominated charity for 2015.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used The Shower Doctor yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services in the run up to Christmas?
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2 in 3 employers think plumbing qualifications 'aren't enough'
Only around a third of employers believe today's plumbing qualifications adequately prepare people for the world of work.
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CIPHE issues Christmas advice
People need to make sure they know where their stop-valve is as temperatures plummet ahead of the festive season.
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Grohe recognised as sustainable manufacturer
Faucet-maker Grohe has picked up a sustainability award in Germany.
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WPC launches research database
The World Plumbing Council has unveiled a new resource for those in the industry who want to keep up to date with the latest research.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used The Shower Doctor yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services?
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Getting creative in the shower
Is the bathroom really a hub for creativity? New research from shower manufacturer Mira suggests this could be the case.
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Triton reveals charity partnership
Shower manufacturer Triton has announced its plans to help the Dare2Dream Foundation.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used The Shower Doctor yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services?
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Plumbing industry 'in favour of EngTech'
New research has found plumbing professionals support the Engineering Council, but more needs to be done to promote it.
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APHC seeking apprenticeship survey responses
Heating and plumbing employers are invited to have their say on reformed apprenticeships.
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Moen promotes 'the connected home'
Shower manufacturer Moen has published a new report that suggests an increasing number of people are interested in turning their house into a 'connected home'.
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How safe is your bathroom?
The CIPHE is asking people to grade how safe their plumbing and heating systems are by filling in a short online survey.
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The effects of winter on an electric shower
It's not unusual for the performance of electric showers to be affected by cold weather. Make sure you don't spend money on trying to fix a problem that's not as bad as it seems.
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Triton reveals eco-friendly strategy
Shower manufacturer Triton has revealed how it plans to become more eco-friendly over the coming years.
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Iconic Bathroom Movie Scenes - Infographic
Would you ever describe your bathroom as iconic? If not, why not? As our new infographic shows, it's a place where wondrous things can happen.
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Tax help on offer for plumbing businesses
A new initiative has been launched to help small plumbing firms manage and understand their taxes.
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Grohe reveals vision for 'bathroom of the future'
Shower manufacturer Grohe has released the findings of a study into what bathrooms are likely to offer in 2034.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used us yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services.
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CIPHE launches anti-scalding campaign
Shower users are being urged to protect themselves against scalding by a new awareness campaign.
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Quality Plumber Week hailed a success
An inaugural campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of using an accredited plumber has achieved what it set out to do, according to industry leaders.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a solenoid coil
One of the most common faults you are likely to encounter if you notice your shower isn't working properly is linked back to a component known as the solenoid valve.
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Happy National Bathtub Day!
October 7th is National Bathtub Day - so celebrate by appreciating yours!
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Mira hoping to save time in the shower
Shower manufacturer Mira has been highlighting some of its gadgets that help users to make their day more efficient.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you haven't used us yet, then why not listen to what our existing customers have had to say about our services.
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Demand for wet room courses 'high'
The APHC has revealed it is adding extra dates to its wet room course to meet demand.
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Quality Plumber Week gets underway
The first ever national awareness campaign to promote the work of legitimate plumbers begins today.
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Weird bathroom accessories
Want something wacky for your bathroom? Here's some inspiration.
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Most homeowners would trust plumber 'based on appearance'
The UK's national plumbing register is launching a new campaign to raise awareness of how customers can avoid falling foul of rogue tradespeople.
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Student showers: What's the problem?
Showering at student accommodation isn't always a comfortable experience. Here are some areas that many landlords might need to consider improving.
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North-east plumbing manufacturer jobs 'at risk'
There are fears for almost 100 jobs in the north-east, following news a heating and plumbing parts maker could close.
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Morning or evening shower - which is best?
It's an age-old debate that divides even the closest of friends at times - when's the best time to have a shower?
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Inaugural Quality Plumbers Week aiming to tackle rogue traders
A new week-long campaign to promote the work of genuine tradespeople is being launched by the APHC.
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Are grab rails becoming more popular in the bathroom?
Is the popularity of grab rails in the bathroom on the increase, or is their use limited to the elderly and those with mobility problems?
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Moen expands Banbury collection
Shower manufacturer Moen has added to its Banbury range will a number of new bathroom accessories.
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What's it like to train as a plumber?
Learn the ropes of training to join the plumbing industry.
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How to make your bathroom child-friendly
A guide to help you to make sure your bathroom is ready for children of any age.
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We love showers!
Whether it's to help you to wake up or because it uses less water than a bath - we love showers!
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Pimlico launches national plumber recruitment drive
London-based company is to look throughout the country in an effort to find skilled engineers.
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Surge in popularity for water-saving plumbing products
Plumbing products that are environmentally friendly have increased in popularity in the last year.
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Plumbers offered water hygiene training
Water hygiene training seminars have been offered to plumbing and heating businesses.
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How to tile your bathroom floor
Bathroom renovations are the second most popular home improvement in the UK. Here are some tips for DIY enthusiasts hoping to tile their bathroom floor.
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Act now to avoid winter plumbing pains
It may be summer, but that doesn't mean you can't take action now to avoid the inconvenience of frozen pipes in your home.
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A guide to plumbing health hazards (part 2)
Here is the second part to our guide on the health risks associated with the plumbing profession.
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A guide to plumbing health hazards (part 1)
There can be numerous health risks associated with being a plumber, here is a guide to what you might expect to encounter.
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Why you should always go for a pro when plumbing
Handymen might seem cheaper when you need a plumbing job doing, but what cost are you really paying?
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Is 'plumbing elbow' a problem for you?
Tennis elbow is often a condition experienced by plumbers, but how can you recover from this injury quickly?
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Legionella news reminds industry of the importance of compliance
The banning of showers at a Leicestershire hospital is a stark reminder of the importance of ensuring the risk of legionella bacteria is minimised during plumbing jobs.
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Legionella Scheme 'beginning to take shape'
A PHCA initiative to educate plumbers on controlling the risk of Legionnaire's disease has approved its first members.
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How social media can boost your plumbing business
There's no reason to shy away from social media if you're in the plumbing trade - and it can make a real difference to your business when used effectively.
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Are digital showers right for me?
If you're looking to upgrade your shower and aren't sure if you want to go digital, it's worth weighing up the pros and cons.
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Bathroom problems top list of household niggles
Leaky taps and mould on walls are among the most common 'to-dos' in UK homes.
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APHC issues warning to rogue traders
The new APHC president targeted rogue traders in his inaugural speech.
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How to look after your shower
If you want to get the most out of your shower, then follow these simple tips.
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How The Shower Doctor helped the Sands Hotel
At the Shower Doctor, we pride ourselves on always trying to go the extra mile to help out our customers.
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Why the bathroom is the best room in the house
An argument for why the bathroom has the edge over all the other rooms in your property.
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Homeowners 'keen to avoid VAT on plumbing work'
More than half of all homeowners look to pay for their plumbing work in cash to try to avoid extra VAT charges, according to new research.
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Do we expect too much from the hotel shower?
It's often the biggest disappointment when booking an overnight stay - but what makes a good hotel shower?
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The world's most extravagant bathrooms
If money was no object, what would your bathroom look like?
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How Can We Make You Happy?
We are proud of our service and we want all our customers to be 100% happy.
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Showers and a Healthy Morning Routine
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Showers Matter to Travellers
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Is Mould Really Bad for your Health?
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Top 5 DIY bathroom disasters
Five DIY horror stories to entertain and to educate.
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About Us
George Thomson established "The Shower Doctor" in 1993 to focus on shower repair in the Edinburgh area. George is a second generation plumber; he and his father ran a successful plumbing and heating business. In the late 80's this 40-year-old family business was sold.
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