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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.

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  • Plumbing
    25th of May 2017

    Think before you flush

    A lot of things get flushed down our toilets that shouldn’t be flushed—like wipes, paper towels and tissues.

    Tags: toilet flushing  
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  • Plumbing
    22nd of May 2017

    Off on a winter break?

    If you're going to be away from home for a while, it's a good idea to turn off the water supply at the mains.

    Tags: water supply tips  
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  • Plumbing
    13th of December 2016

    Summer water saving

    As the weather hots up, we all need to think about conserving water—especially those of us on tank water. Simple actions can save thousands of litres of water each year.

    Tags: water conservation  
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  • Keeping NZ waterways clean Drainlaying
    22nd of September 2016

    Keeping NZ waterways clean

    If your home is connected to the public sewage system, wastewater from your from your toilet, bath, shower, sink, basin, washing machine and dishwasher will run through your sewage pipes into...

    Tags: wastewater  
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  • Plumbing
    22nd of September 2016

    Disposing of 'flushable' wipes

    Consumer NZ says it wants flushable wipes' manufacturers to drop claims that they are flushable. This follows a Consumer test of 11 flushable wipes, which found they don’t break down...

    Tags: flushable items  
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  • Gasfitting
    2nd of August 2016

    Staying safe with gas

    While gas is instant, reliable and efficient, it needs to be used properly.

    Tags: gas safety  
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  • Find the shut-off valves Plumbing
    3rd of June 2016

    Find the shut-off valves

    If you're on mains water, the most important thing you need to do is find out where the water shut-off valve is and how to turn it off.

    Tags: shuting off water mains  
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  • Gasfitting
    3rd of June 2016

    Heating your home with gas

    If you already have gas heating in your home, you’ll stay warm and cosy this winter.

    Tags: gas heating  
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