I’m sure most of you will agree when I say the best thing in the world is to have a long hot water shower at the end of the day. Bathrooms are as important as any other part of a home. It should be a go-to place to relax after a long day, so you can get into a zen mode.
However, bathrooms are also very busy and are prone to wear and tear, so its importance to have that balance between practicality and ambience.
If you are looking to achieve just that by renovating your bathroom, you are probably wondering where to begin, how to go about the process and thinking how much of an inconvenience it’s going to be.
Getting your bathroom renovated can be a stress-free process if you go about it the right way and get the right people to do the job.
Follow these ten simple steps to get yourself the ideal bathroom that you want.
This is a pretty common issue we see as Plumbers. The drain has been blocked and is restricting water flow down the pipes. There are a list of variables that can cause these issues. Here are a few. Of course, if your drain is blocked, give us a call, we can investigate and solve the issue as quickly as possible.
Following on from our last blog, this is all about how to save water consumption in the bathroom. As suggested in the kitchen, fix any leaks straight away. It doesn’t appear much drop by drop as it drips out the tap but over 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it certainly adds up.
A dribbling shower is no way to start your day and wake you up. Rather than feeling invigorated and ready to face the day, its likely you are feeling less than average.
What’s the water pressure like in your shower? Do you know that shower water pressure is often ranked highly important when people view a property to move in to? Crap water pressure is infuriating, inefficient and a right pain!
Dux Quest piping, which is black in colour, was used heavily in properties built in the 1970s and 1980s is still in 2014 causing issues in New Zealand homes. Dux Quest was one of the first forms of plastic piping, after copper pipes that were used until the 1970s.
If you have any in your home you need to get rid of it. “When?” you ask. “Yesterday” we say.
There are few things nicer than curling up by the fireplace in winter with snuggly socks, a blanket and a good book. We have lots of clients indecisive about whether to go for an actual log fire place or the slightly more contemporary option, a gas fire place.
Should a natural disaster strike, are you prepared? Do you know how to prepare water so it is safe to use, do you know how much the New Zealand Civil Defence suggests you keep stored for emergency supplies?
Know when your plumbing project is outside of your skill set.
Whatever you call it, its genius! An insinkerator, a garbage disposal or a waste disposal unit - it is an extremely handy extra to have in your kitchen. However, unless you know how to use it and what to keep out of it, then it can cause damage to pipes and block easily.
Most plumbing repairs and plumbing emergencies can be prevented as long as you know what to look for as you take care of your household plumbing needs. No one likes to wake up and find out that a pipe has burst. Discovering a clogged drain is never fun. The best way to solve these issues is to simply prevent them.