We've barely had a chance to say sayonara to Autumn, and Winter has already sent us a 'greeting card' of heavy, cold rain. While heavy rain might be a bit of a downer during your morning and evening commute, its effect on your Wellington plumbing can be somewhat more damaging. If you're unlucky enough to live in areas of Wellington that see a lot of water pooling after each bout of heavy rain, we'd like to offer you this blog as a brief education on the pressure all this excess water will be putting on your poor drains...
As a landlord, your duty to your tenants is goes beyond the ownership of the house that they now call home. You need to offer 24-7 support in case of any emergencies and believe us when we say that you need to be ready for anything!
Us Kiwis love a good DIY job. Our ability to innovate is world-renowned, and on any given sunny weekend you’ll find us sprucing up our homes with a fresh lick of paint, knocking up a garden shed, or upcycling some old furniture.
So if there’s water dripping out from under the sink, or the toilet’s backed up, or something’s bubbling up in our backyard, it’s tempting to think that we can fix it, armed with a little elbow-grease and a can-do attitude. That’s what number 8 wire was invented for right? And we end up saving money?
Actually, many homeowners who opt for a DIY solution end up regretting it. Here are four reasons you might want to rethink doing it yourself, and call a professional instead.
Wellington has certainly weathered a wily storm this week! If you've had to dust off your puffer jacket sooner than you expected, it might be time to take action toward ensuring your home is efficiently heated before late Autumn and Winter really kick in! Fortunately, the good guys at Maxey Plumbing Wellington are here to offer you another excellent, efficient type of Wellington home heating that'll keep the bills down and the temperature high during the cooler months.
Let's take a look at gas and your Wellington home!
It feels like only yesterday was the start of summer. Now, everything seems to be dropping; leaves, rain, hours in the day and (most importantly) temperatures. It's going to get nippy before you know it, so if you'd like a toasty home this winter then we suggest you start right here with our Wellington central heating blog!
Wellington has a wealth of quirky old homes that make for enchanting 'doer uppers'. When shopping for a home, it'll be a very rare instance in which you actually manage to find a new build anywhere in the vicinity of the CBD. An old home can be a charmer on the outside, but it takes a seasoned Wellington plumber to know that appearances can be deceptive...especially when it comes to buildings.
Beneath the quaint wooden floors and freshly-painted walls lies a world unseen. Unseen, that is, until you're calling up your local Wellington plumber with a plumbing emergency! Old drains and pipework lay weakened and worn, ready to 'strike' as it were at any time. Be it a slow drip in the wall or a full-on flood, we're here to tell you what to expect to avoid Wellington plumbing emergencies in your 'new' old Wellington home!
Are you sick of seeing your garden turn into a soggy wetland every time it rains lately? After a long, dry summer, heavy rain isn't going to just go away when it hits your lawn. The good news is that, with the help of some handy Wellington plumbers tips, you'll be able to recede that water and enjoy your garden without wading into it!
Fun fact: did you know that homeowners call a plumber with a problem at least once every three years? This is, of course, dependent on the age of your home and the frequency of your plumbing checkups, but the fact remains...you're going to have to give your local Wellington plumber a call eventually!
But will it be a panicked call or just a simple problem you need solved? More often than not, the calls we receive are anything but dramatic plumbing emergencies.
So what calls are Wellingtonians making when they have a Wellington plumbing emergency? Let's take a look at the top three shall we?
In today's blog, we'd like to take a little time to talk about who we are and what we do. Being a locally owned and operated plumbing and gasfitting company in Wellington, we feel it's important to make sure that Wellingtonians know us as their go-to for any plumbing, gasfitting and even roof repair emergencies they might run into.
This blog is a continuation of our previous blog, in which we began our topic detailing the benefits of plumbing preparedness.
Get ready and set for part 2!