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 drinkable water. However, more and more Wellingtonians are installing water filters to improve the taste and purity of their water.

A quick search of Mitre Ten Mega’s website will turn up a few under bench water filter options for not much more than a hundred dollars. And although this D-I-Y store might inspire you to have a crack at installing it yourself, it’s really better if you D-I-Don’t.

Generally, water filters fall under the category of ‘sanitary plumbing’ and must be carried out by an authorised tradesperson––and that includes under bench units. The only filters you can fit yourself are the ones that have a push on connection fitted to your kitchen tap. If you’re unsure whether your water filter requires professional installation, you can call the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board on 0800 743 262 for clarification.

All PlumbSpec’s plumbers are certified plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers, which means we’re fully qualified for all your plumbing needs and will happily install your water filter for you. We service the greater Wellington region, and our call-out rates are competitive. For any plumbing job, big or small, contact PlumbSpec today!

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

Bathroom reno: tips and tricks (part two)

Like all hard working kiwis, we love a DIY project to sink our teeth into over the summer holidays. Last month we started you off with an intro to bathroom renovation. This week we will be continuing our renovating tips and tricks to help you get the best out of your brand new bathroom this… Continue Reading

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