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...
Don't get caught out by a cold snap! Frozen pipes can burst, causing a lot of water damage that could be avoided with a bit of preventative maintenance.
Just like the rest of us, pipes like to be kept warm. If the pipes running from your hot water cylinder to the roof are likely to get iced up, it's a good idea to lag them—in fact this is now a must for new plumbing.
In some cases, the tip of the pipe can get plugged with ice. Your Master Plumber can see if this applies in your home and put it right. In really frosty areas, you might want to lag the pipes in your attic.
If your pipes do freeze, shut off the water supply outside and contact your Master Plumber.