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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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  • Keeping NZ waterways clean Drainlaying
    22 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
    22 September 2016

    Disposing of 'flushable' wipes

    Consumer NZ says it wants flushable wipes' manufacturers to drop claims that they are flushable.

    Tags: flushable items  
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  • Find the shut-off valves Plumbing
    3 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
    3 June 2016

    Heating your home with gas

    If you already have gas heating in your home, you’ll stay warm and cosy this winter. Regular servicingBe sure to get all gas appliances in your home serviced regularly.

    Tags: gas heating  
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  • Unblocking a basin Plumbing
    3 June 2016

    Unblocking a basin

    If your basin gets clogged, don't panic - try using a plunger. Keep a damp rag over the overflow while you do it.

    Tags: clogged sink  
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  • Do I need a building consent? Plumbing
    3 June 2016

    Do I need a building consent?

    Some plumbing, gasfitting and drainage work doesn't need consent - as long as you use an authorised plumber, drainlayer or gasfitter.

    Tags: building consents  
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  • Can I do my own plumbing? Plumbing
    3 June 2016

    Can I do my own plumbing?

    Short answer: No. There's not much you can do without running into trouble with the law. Changing a tap washer is fine, but that’s about it.

    Tags: DIY plumbing  
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  • Roofing
    3 June 2016

    Remember your roof

    Spouting, downpipes and gutters can become blocked with all sorts - from dead birds and rodents to plastic bags, balls and dirt build-up.

    Tags: Blocked spouting  
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