Shhh! It’s the quiet season!

Just between you and Plumbspec, we’re going to let you in on a little secret…summer is the quiet season for Plumbers in Wellington! Why? Well, in addition to most of New Zealand headed hither and thither for a few weeks of the summer holidays, there’s one huge factor that defines the busy and quiet season for plumbing in New Zealand…


Get your drains done while Wellington is dry! 

The winter and spring rainy season is the wet and wild arch nemesis of your drainage system. Folks have our phones ringing off the hook with flooding emergencies in Wellington during the winter and spring months. If you end up with a busted drain or a flooding emergency in the winter, there’s a chance you might be put on a waiting list, and won’t get the help of your favorite Wellington plumbing team at Plumbspec! 

Summer and early Autumn are our quiet seasons, of course, because the days are long, hot, and dry. There’s little likelihood of flooding, but the dry weather can be a silent killer for your poor pipework nonetheless. 

The dry weather can cause the pipes in your storm water system to be brittle and compromised, so when the rainy season eventually hits you’ll wish that this had been brought to your attention sooner! 

Save yourself drama preemptively and call us up for a checkup while it’s easy, breezy, and warm! 

While we’re at it, why wait until an emergency anyways? 

Exactly. Why wait until the winter for a plumbing emergency to crop up at all? Give the team at Plumbspec a call while there’s little chance of a wait. 

Folks spend their summer catching up on cosmetic odd jobs on their homes such as painting, polishing, gardening and staining…so why should your drains go neglected? Leave them to the team at Plumbspec, and enjoy a clean, safe and sanitary home for years to come! Free from drainage drama. 

Installing a water filter

If you live in the Hutt Valley of Wellington you might have noticed your water occasionally tasting a bit more chloriney. That’s because recent water tests found some bacterial contamination in the water, possibly caused by upheaval from the Kaikoura earthquakes earlier this year. Don’t worry––the levels of chlorine are well within safe limits for… Continue Reading

No unauthorised dumping: what doesn’t belong in your toilet

Some of us use the toilet like a convenient alternative rubbish bin for ikky things that we don’t want hanging around in our regular bins or for products that we use in the bathroom area. One flush and the problem is gone! But is it really? Ask any plumber and they’ll be able to tell… Continue Reading

Hot and cold: home remedies to keep your pipes pleased

You’ll be amazed at how effective a few simple home remedies can be in maintaining healthy drains. You won’t be needing to constantly call on your Wellington plumber at PlumbSpec if you stay on top of drain cleaning with these tips and tricks.. Heating things up Boiling water goes a long way when it comes… Continue Reading

The benefits to becoming a plumber in Wellington

We have a position available for an experienced plumber, gasfitter and drainlayer available in Wellington right now. We’ve been super busy lately working on plumbing instillation and emergency plumbing jobs in Wellington lately, and we’re looking for a motivated, hardworking, honest individual to join our tight team her in our cool little Capital.  Becoming a Wellington… Continue Reading

Types and Styles of Toilets

The team at Plumbspec get asked a lot of questions by clients regarding toilets: what are the different types, what are their benefits, and how will they work in your home? To help you get a better understanding, we’ve worked to find an article (original found here by My Plumbing) that will explain everything you… Continue Reading

Severe weather: the damage Debbie is doing on your drains

Australia’s evil ex ‘Debbie’ has taken up residence in New Zealand this week, and the effects have been pretty chaotic. While we generally expect a decent amount of rainfall in the Autumn/Winter months, an ex-cyclone has given us a lot more than we bargained for. This blog will inform you about severe weather and the… Continue Reading

Plumbing Emergency Guide for Wellingtonians

A Wellington plumbing emergency can get ugly fast – faster than you can say ‘Plumbspec’. With water rushing through your pipes at alarming rates, a burst pipe or overflowing toilet could see your stuff soaked in a matter of seconds! Unfortunately for homeowners and tenants, a plumbing emergency in Wellington will require immediate action without… Continue Reading

Trade talks: an interview with a plumber (continued)

Trade talks: an interview with a plumber (continued)

Trusting a tradesman has been an obstacle for folks who experience a plumbing emergency in Wellington. Calling on an experienced plumber in the Wellington region can be a daunting task: especially when you need to be able to confidently rely on said Wellington plumber or gasfitter to rescue your home from a burst pipe, blocked… Continue Reading

Trade talks: an interview with a plumber

Trade talks: an interview with a plumber

When you begin the skeptical search for a Wellington plumber, you’re probably expecting the worst. Shows like target and horror stories we see shared around Facebook community shine a poor light on the plumbing trade: unfortunately, the honest kiwi plumber will be effected by this negativity.  We have an article to share with you this… Continue Reading

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