“flow fix plumber in Whangaparaoa, New Zealand” is the name of the company that I work for, with Dave being one of their main clients. ” Flow Fix Plumbing” is now part of a larger company, “Scadding NZ”.” Flow Fix Plumbing” is now a part of “Scadding New Zealand”, one of the largest plumbing supply companies in New Zealand. “Flow Fix Plumbing” has been supplying commercial, domestic, and industrial pipe repair services since 1987. With the establishment of “Scadding NZ”,” Flow Fix Plumbing” was left in the capable hands of Dave who is now part of the Scadding team.
“Dave” is the local plumber in Whangaparaoa, New Zealand, but also servicing the North Shore, Rodney and even Warkworth. We specialise in commercial, domestic, and industrial pipe repairs. “We are a family run business”. Dave is the plumber. He is a thoroughgoing go-getter and loves nothing more than getting his hands dirty doing something he loves. He has a passion for getting the “blockage out”, which is what commercial blocked drains are called.
“I usually come out around two o’clock in the afternoon, and can be there when people get out of the shower, or turn on the taps. Sometimes, I’ll be able to help them open the pipes until they have time to get back to the shower. Once I’m inside the house, I can start to unblock anything that needs to be unblocked. I usually take care of smaller jobs while my partner goes through the trouble of opening the blockage. We do have a rather large group of blocked pipes, so most of the time I’ll just complete the larger jobs while my mate works on the smaller ones.
Most of the time, our plumber in Whangaparaoa will come immediately and begin by giving us a general idea of what is blocking the pipes. Once he has mapped out where each pipe is, he will give us some estimates for getting the blocked pipes removed. This depends heavily on the severity of the blocked section of pipe. Sometimes it will be relatively easy, other times it will be very difficult. It is usually an option to move the blocked section to another area, or remove the blockage entirely.
“The water bill comes every month. It is quite high actually. It used to be just the norm to get two or three kilo gallons a day, but these bills have been going up recently. My water company gives me a discount because my house is air conditioned.” – Karen
My neighbor says, “I get that water heater thing. When it starts freezing again, all the water goes into the toilet! What do I do now?” Karen replies, “The water goes into the heater.” FlowFix Plumbing explains, “When the pipes freeze, the water goes into the pipes.
“So when do we call the plumber?” Karen asks. “When the water stops running,” answers the plumber. “How much do they charge for water?”
“Charges all the time differs depending on the size of the job and what part of the house you are working on,” says Karen. “If we have a leak in the ceiling, we are not likely to be charged more than $50 for two hours of work.” We do have a couple of large blocks of ice gathering near the basement door. The plumber in Whangaparaoa has advised us not to open it until the ice is melted. So far, so good.
My next project was to replace the main water pipe that runs to our house. This pipe had stopped leaking so there was no danger of losing water should it burst. I fixed up a nut on the new pipe to make sure that it did not come loose while I was fixing the previous pipe. I was careful not to disturb the surrounding drywall while I worked. I put in plywood to act as a buffer between the pipes.
About an hour later, I heard a commotion outside. A couple of men were trying to repair some busted pipes. “What happened?” I asked. “I didn’t see anything,” said the plumber.
After fixing the main water line, I went to inspect the rest of the house. Water was dripping from the walls. No problem. I fixed the leaks. Finally the plumbing company leaves.