28/10/2013 17:31 GMT | Updated 28/10/2013 17:44 GMT

Most Tradesmen Relieve Themselves In A Customer's Sink - Survey


A whopping 6 ouf of 10 tradesmen in Britain have admitted to relieving themselves in customers’s sink, according to a new survey.

Plumbers and electricians came out on top as the most likely type of tradesman to use a customer's sink when caught short. Gas fitters were among the best-behaved, with just 3 to 4% of them confessing they have had a cheeky tinkle.

One daring plasterer said: “I don’t know what all the fuss is about, urine is commonly known to be sterile. What you don’t know won't hurt you”.

Charlie Mullins, boss of posh plumbers, Pimlico Plumbers, told the Huffington Post UK: “There is no way any of my plumbers would ever do anything like that, and if I ever found out they had they would be relieved of their job on the spot."


Matthew Jones, director of business matchmaking platform Trade.Love, which conducted the survey, said: “The results are surprising to say the least. You would think that someone you're paying and bringing into your home would at least show a little respect.”

“It’s well known that Brits don’t often like to offend, which is kind of ironic when some of the reasons left for not using the toilet were “coming across as cheeky”

Top sink relievers:

  1. Plumbers
  2. Electrician
  3. Plasterers
  4. Kitchen Fitter
  5. Tiler
  6. Carpet Cleaner
  7. Gas Fitter
  8. Cleaner
  9. General Handyman