Earlier this month we began a top-tip article aimed at helping homeowners fix a plumbing problem in Wellington: moisture buildup. We covered a few factors that can cause crazy amounts of moisture to accumulate in our homes. With moisture and dampness comes cracks, mould and mildew...a few things we’d all rather avoid!
Today we’re going to deliver our final home truths about winter’s watery war on your home, and the ways in which you can avoid these annoyances...
Humidity and moisture buildup: surely symptoms of a Kiwi summer, right? Sorry to ruin your day, folks, but it turns out that winter time in New Zealand is actually the worst season for humidity-related issues in our homes – and especially our bathrooms. Today we’re going to deliver some home truths about winter’s watery war on your bathroom, and what you can do to avoid its damaging wiles.
As we come into the middle of Wellington's frosty Winter months, there's a problem we all face that's as common as a cold.
You'll be huddled in your nice warm shower, and someone will do the evil deed...flushing the toilet. Suddenly there's a scorching burst of far-too-hot water or stinging icey cold water. Your whole shower is ruined! Why does this happen and what can your Wellington plumber help you do about it? Read our latest blog to find the answers to the icey aftermath of a flush!
It starts with warning signs. Rumbling sounds and even banging noises from the basement or hot water cupboard. Rusty looking or smelling water from the hot tap. Maybe even a small pool of water at the base of the tank. This is a hot water tank calling out for help, telling you in all the ways it can that trouble is brewing.
Fun fact: while New Zealand might not snow all-over as other countries might, we’re rated one of the coldest countries to live in worldwide due to the lack of proper heating and isnulation in our homes. This fact is most prevalent in cities like Wellington, where many homeowners won’t priorities healthy heating in our old, drafty Welly homes.
With proper heating, you could decrease your sick days dramatically, as well as the amount of hours you might have spent ridding your home of mould and mildew.
Radiant central heating is the perfect heating solution that the team at Maxey highly recommend, and we’ve got a few persuasive points that’ll have you wanting your home heated centrally ASAP!
Are you a homeowner who needs to learn about maintaining your plumbing system? If so, it’s important that you learn how to do so effectively without trying practices that may damage your system or your pipes. Here are five myths about home plumbing you’ll want to avoid.
Continuing on from last month's blog, we’re going to tackle a few things that present themselves as toilet and drain troubles: how to prevent them, and just how much of an issue can they become? You’d be surprised by some of the objects that can cause problems for your pipework, but the best way to prevent is to preempt. Without further adieu, let’s get stuck in!
A blocked drain is a problem, there’s no doubt about that! The water that bursts from any blocked drain is most likely swarming with bacteria and smelling less than savoury. Thankfully, a blocked drain a problem that we can surely help you fix. The best way to do any plumbing-related problem solving is to eliminate risks wherever we can: anticipation is key!
Be it heavy build-ups or UFOs (unflushable foreign objects), we’ll enlighten you in a series of informative blogs as we talk about the top causes of a blocked drain in Wellington:
Few people consider the concept of their toilet possessing a life expectancy, but just as every washing machine has its last spin...every toilet must have its last flush.
That’s right, you can consider your toilet to be an appliance: one that requires proper maintenance and, eventually, replacement. It might not seem as complicated and shiny as your dishwasher or fridge, but the humble toilet houses a complicated contraption within its framework that could cause you a lot of drainage drama if ever damaged.
After many years serving as professional Wellington plumbers, the team at Maxey Plumbing can tell you that we’ve seen our fair share of dodgy DIY plumbing attempts! All of which result in an a challenging repair and clean-up job – something that can cause unnecessary delays on a plumbing job that might have been quick and painless if left solely to the legitimate experts.
Folks often make the mistake of avoiding a call to the experts as they anticipate a big bad repair bill. What they – unfortunately – fail to understand is that they could be dealing more expensive damage to their drainage if they fail to fix their plumbing and pipework according to New Zealand’s high standards.