Sinking To a New Low! Most Tradesmen Relieve Themselves In a Customer's Sink ­ Survey

A whopping 6 out of 10 British tradesmen have admitted to relieving themselves in a customers sink. From sparkies to tilers they’ve all done the dirty, a new poll has revealed.

It turns out that a surprising number of tradesmen rarely use the allocated facilities to relieve themselves because “it’s just easier” to use the sink.

Plumbers were amongst the highest abusers who it seems had no problem with fixing any personal leaks in the absence of customers. But most shocking of all is the trusted sparkie who came out on top with nearly 20% holding their hands up (and possibly heads down in shame).

All is not lost however! Tradesmen you can apparently rely on are Gasfitters who were one of the more respectable groups with a mere 3-4% admitting to taking an unwelcome tinkle in the sink but the most respectable tradesmen it seems we're carpet fitters.

Matthew Jones, Director of Trade.Love who runs a business matchmaking platform, 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”

One brazen 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”.

So there you have it, next time you think about leaving your tradesman to finish up whilst you run some errands, don’t. Just don’t.


Top sink relievers:

1. Plumbers 215
2. Electrician 352
3. Plasterers 139
4. Kitchen Fitter 121
5. Tiler 79
6. Carpet Cleaner 48
7. Gas Fitter 69
8. Cleaner 65
9. General Handyman 112

2,000 male tradesmen in a range of industries were polled using survey provider.

Trade.Love is an online business matchmaking engine that helps suppliers and buyers find and develop the best business relationships.

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