Generally speaking, people world over love water! It sustains life and is seemingly harmless. But in large quantities, or if it sneaks into places it shouldn’t be it can be very damaging. An emergency plumber may need to be called in such circumstances. The quicker you stop a leak or resolve a water issue in your home or business, the cheaper and less destructive it will be.
Busted pipes requires fast action. Usually the water you can see is just the tip of the iceberg. The damage under the floors, in the ceiling or behind the walls is usually far worse than what can be seen. Water could be pouring into your house. Do not try a repair job for this yourself, call your Wellington Plumber, Maxey Plumbing.
A clogged or blocked drain can sometimes be resolved with a DIY job, but for the quickest, most efficient job, call a plumber. The plumber will be able to ascertain where the blockage is and relieve it quickly causing the least amount of damage.
Frozen pipes? Probably not in Wellington. Generally speaking, a plumber won’t be needed for this job as the likes of Ngaio, Khandallah and Crofton Downs in Wellington don’t get sub-zero weather often, however, it is still good to get your pipes insulated as they are prone to freezing if there is a sudden frost burst. In fact, pipe insulation has become a plumbing necessity for new builds in NZ, so if you live in an older property, it's best to get your pipes checked to ensure they are not as risk of cracking or bursting open.
And in case you are reading from afar, where frosts are common, make sure you call a qualified plumber or master plumber in your region. They will know the proper procedures to un-freeze your plumbing pipes, as well as insulate them to avoid future incidents.
What could possibly be the worst, nastiest, messiest issue... An overflowing toilet! Bringing in a professional to diagnose and fix the issue, you will save yourself time and prevent the damage from getting any worse. Trust us on this one, it’s not for the DIY Kiwi!
From Crofton Downs, Khandallah, Ngaio to the wider Wellington Region, our plumbing team in Wellington can help out with all of your plumbing needs… and no, not just in standard 9 til 5 business hours. We are available for emergency plumbing matters as well. If you’d be unsure if you need to call a plumber after hours, have a read below and then if the situation arises, you are clued up.