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Course overview

Maintaining the system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for a property’s water supply, heating and sanitation is an essential part of good housing management. The need to understand drainage and wastewater systems is another important facet.


Upkeep Training’s “Plumbing, Wastes and Drains” one-day course provides staff in housing and property with a full grounding in how these systems work and how to diagnose defects and plumbing problems.


By the end of the course you will be able to identify the main components of a domestic plumbing system and understand how it functions. You will also be able to use questioning techniques to identify simple defects relating to plumbing and drainage, and to suggest appropriate remedial works.


What the 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 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.


Dates and Times (6hrs total)

Weds 27 May, 10am-12pm
Thurs 28 May, 10am-12pm
Mon 1 June, 10am-12pm






£295 + VAT to attend the public online course, or for groups of 8 or more, please enquire about an in-house course.



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Online - Plumbing wastes and Drains

Public Course Dates

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.


For now our courses are all being delivered online. They are available as a public course, or can be delivered just for your Company.

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

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