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.

  • 7th of December 2018 1 min read

    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.

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    22nd of November 2018 3 min read

    Hot Water Cylinders

    Electric hot water cylinders are the most common form of water heating in New Zealand. This often overlooked appliance needs regular inspection to keep it running as efficiently as possible and to prolong its lifespan.

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    8th of November 2018 4 min read

    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.

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    18th of October 2018 3 min read

    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.

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  • gasfitting
    5th of October 2018 2 min read

    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.

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    24th of September 2018 2 min read

    Dealing with blocked drains

    Are your stormwater or sewer drains not doing their job? Stress no more. Find out what causes blocked drains and the steps you can take to deal with them.

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    4th of September 2018 3 min read

    Choosing a water heating system

    Did you know that hot water heating accounts for around 30% of the average household energy bill?

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    17th of August 2018 2 min read

    Spouting success tips

    Spouting and downpipes come in different ‘profiles’. Find a style that suits your home. Whether it’s Marley Classic® for a traditional look or the contemporary Marley Stormcloud®, there’s an option for your lifestyle and budget.

    Tags: spouting and downpipes  
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    10th of August 2018 4 min read

    8 great tips for saving money on hot water

    Whatever hot water system you use, there are easy ways to reduce your bills and do your bit for the environment.

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    24th of July 2018 3 min read

    When Can You Not DIY?

    Greg Wallace, Master Plumbers New Zealand chief executive was recently interviewed for an article published in The Dominion Post. He says when it comes to plumbing, gas and drainage around the home, some DIY is definitely a big no-no and qualified tradespeople must be used.

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    5th of July 2018 2 min read

    6 considerations for a healthy home in winter

    Protecting your home against winter woes is crucial when it comes to plumbing. So Master Plumbers New Zealand's chief executive, Greg Wallace, has highlighted six of the most important things homeowners should consider to ensure a trouble-free chilly season. Read all you need to know here.

    Tags: protecting pipes in winter  
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