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Plumbing Wastes and Drains

Live online course.


Course overview

Maintaining the system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other equipment that is needed for a property’s water supply, heating and sanitary systems is a key component of good housing management. It is also important to have an adequate knowledge of The need to understand how water, drains and sewerage systems operate. 


Upkeep Training’s 'Plumbing, Wastes and Drains' online one-day course familiarises staff working in the housing and property sector with the working of these systems. How to recognise defects and plumbing problems and determine what repairs are necessary.


On completion of this online course you will know all of the main components that make up the plumbing system in a household and understand how it works. You will also have the capability to ask the right questions in respect of identifying defects in plumbing and drainage systems so that you can suggest what remedial worlds are most appropriate. 


By taking the course online, you are able to reduce travel time and costs while still having all the benefits of the training. All course documents are emailed to you for download made available to you and numbers remain limited so that we can still allow interaction between and amongst trainers and attendees.  They are also structured for comfort and refreshment breaks.  


Scheduled courses are delivered by Zoom Video Conferencing


What the online course covers

  • How cold water systems work
  • How hot water systems work
  • Locating the main components of domestic plumbing systems
  • Identifying key plumbing components
  • Understanding common faults
  • Understanding the layout and terminology of wastes and drains
  • Diagnosing defects – asking the right questions
  • Recommending preventative measures.


Who should attend

This online training course is for non-technical staff working in housing or property management who take repairs requests and order works. It is designed for non-technical staff who visit properties to check plumbing, wastage and drainage conditions. It is suitable for anyone who wants a solid, basic understanding of how plumbing systems work.


2024 Dates and Times

  • 13th June 2024
  • 12th September 2024
  • 31st October 2024

(all 10am-4pm)






£330 + VAT to attend the public online course, or for groups of 8 or more, please enquire about an in-house course.



Download the Datasheet here for more information.

Plumbing Wastes and Drains


Upkeep’s courses have been developed by, and with industry experts.


All of our tutors have current or recent professional industry experience which means that you are learning from professionals with a great level of experience and skills.


If you would like to find out about a bespoke training package tailored to meet your needs and those of your organisation. Get in touch at or give us a call on 0208 123 0804.

If you are enquiring about 8 or more attendees, please click ENQUIRE NOW.

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