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Don’t pour that down the sink

Don’t pour cooking grease into drains. It blocks them when it cools and firms up. Instead, chill the grease in an empty carton or tin then put it in the regular rubbish. If you have a waste disposal unit in your sink, chicken bones, fruit rinds and coffee grounds can go down the disposer, but remember […]

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What is Sanitary Plumbing?

Sanitary plumbing is any work involved in fixing or unfixing any pipe, plumbing fixture or appliance including; any trap, waste or soil pipe, ventilation pipe, or overflow pipe and any pipe that supplies or is intended to supply water. All sanitary plumbing must comply with the Building Code and, where a building consent is required; the work […]

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Water wise in the Kitchen

Good water conservation habits aren’t just for the dry summer months, but all year round. Here are some water conservation tips you might find useful. When peeling vegetables or washing dishes, don’t leave the water running. Put the plug in the sink and then run the water. Make sure your dishwasher is full before you […]

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Fix that Leaking Tap

Every time we turn on the tap we are using water that had to be treated to make it safe to drink. Once we have used this water it will have to be treated to make it safe to return to the environment. This water treatment uses resources and costs money. We can all help […]

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Why Use a Master Plumber?

Authorised to work In New Zealand, most sanitary plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying is ‘restricted’. That means it’s illegal to do it yourself because of the health and safety risks. You also risk expensive mistakes and even voiding your insurance. You need to call on the services of an authorised tradesperson. When you use a plumbing firm […]

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Why Choose Gas Heating?

Gas heating is convenient and easily controlled.  Gas heaters provide easily adjustable, instant heat and there are a range of options available. We recommend the use of fixed gas heaters which are flued to stop the accumulation of pollutants and water vapour inside a home.  They can be installed in most places in a home, […]

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Love Endless Hot Water

Natural gas-powered continuous flow hot water is efficient and affordable, and the water is heated as you use it so you pay for what you use. It’s ready on-demand right when you need it and never runs out, unlike a cylinder. That means there’s always enough water for everyone to enjoy a long, hot shower […]

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Choosing a water heating system

Did you know that hot water heating accounts for around 30% of the average household energy bill? Whether you’re updating your existing water heating system or fitting out a new build, choosing the right system is a major decision. There are 6 basic ways to heat your home’s water: 1. Electric hot water cylinder 2. […]

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Check gas appliances in your home regularly

It’s a good idea to get your gas appliances regularly serviced. Flame effect heaters (e.g. decorative heaters) and cabinet heaters should be serviced yearly. Some appliances may have specific maintenance requirements so check the instruction manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations. If you’re installing a new gas appliance you should always hire a licensed gasfitter. A […]

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Sort the pros from the cons…

Your home is a complex network of pipes and fittings that mix high pressures, high temperatures, gas, electricity and many other high-risk hazards which are dangerous and could potentially put your family’s health and safety under threat if handled incorrectly. The Board and The NZ Insurance Council NZ warn mistakes are costly, and you may […]

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