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Tips & Advice

Advice, tips and tricks of the plumbing kind

Did you know that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying must be done by authorised tradespeople? Follow our blog for expert advice on plumbing repairs, renovations, servicing and seasonal maintenance.

Don't risk it! If you have a plumbing problem, contact a Master Plumber.


  • Plumbing
    8 February 2019

    Water quality on rural properties: Staying safe

    If you own a rural property and get your household water from a private bore or well, you may assume it is safe to drink because it looks clear and...

    Tags: water conservation  
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  • Plumbing
    23 January 2019

    Water conservation tips - for all year round!

    Good water conservation habits aren't just for the dry summer months, but all year round.

    Tags: water conservation  
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  • Plumbing
    17 January 2019

    Plumbing-related jobs for summer

    The sun's shining, the great outdoors is calling and – believe it or not – there’s no better time to hire a plumber to service your heating, gas appliances and hot water systems. 

    Tags: maintenance  
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  • Plumbing
    19 December 2018

    Bathed in colour

    If you’re considering revamping your bathroom, don’t be afraid of colour! Flying in the face of minimalist white on white, a new trend for colour is causing a splash in...

    Tags: bathroom trends  
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  • Plumbing
    19 December 2018

    When plumbers say no (or make you sign a waiver)

    Every now and then, Master Plumbers’ national office is contacted by homeowners who have bought plumbing fixtures, only to find their plumber refuses to install them.

    Tags: waivers  
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  • Gasfitting
    14 November 2018

    Take care with portable gas appliances

    We Kiwis love a road trip. If your plans this summer involve heading off with a caravan or in a motorhome, make sure that any gas appliances are in good working order before you leave home.

    Tags: carbon monoxide safety  
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  • Plumbing
    18 October 2018

    Updating your shower: walk-in or enclosed?

    Walk-in showers are a popular choice for contemporary bathrooms. If you're considering this option for your bathroom reno, here’s what you need to know before going ahead.

    Tags: contemporary showers  
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  • Gasfitting
    5 October 2018

    Keeping yourself safe from carbon monoxide

    Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas, produced by malfunctioning or wrongly installed fuel burning appliances. This includes woodburners and gas heaters.
    There are some things you should know to keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Tags: carbon monoxide   carbon monoxide safety  
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