Plumbing

Hot Water Cylinders

Having a healthy and happy hot water cylinder is critical to the health & happiness of your home.

We all take having hot water for granted, until it's not coming out of the taps.

If it's a new cylinder element, valves replaced or repaired, or even an entire replacement of your hot water cylinder, we do it all.

Low Pressure vs Mains Pressure - how to you tell the difference?

Low pressure cylinders typically have a header tank, usually up in the ceiling.  Mains pressure cylinders do not.

There should be some form of reference to either mains or low pressure on the front of the cylinder.

If you love great water pressure in your shower then mains pressure is the best option.

TIP:

We recommend you do a visual check of your hot water cylinder every 6 months to check there are no leaks from the pipework, valves or the actual cylinder.

Cylinders are usually located in cupboards and undetected leaks can cause a lot of damage and repairs may not be covered by insurance due to 'gradual damage'.

Help - I have no hot water?

There could be several reasons why. Unless it's obvious that it's the cylinder, we recommend you do the following first:


Spouting and Roofing

We do a range of repairs and maintenance on spouting and roofs, such as

If it leaks we can fix it!


Dux Qest

Dux qest (misspelled as Dux quest or Ducks quest) is a type of black plastic pipe and was used in homes in the 1970s and 1980s.

It wasn't long before dux qest started to fail, causing small leaks from pinhole fractures in the pipe.

Dux qest was removed from sale but homeowners have been left with piping that is guaranteed to fail. It's not a matter of 'if' it will fail; it's a matter of 'when' it will fail.

We can just replace a small section of dux qest pipe if it starts leaking.  Although the only permanent solution is to cut all of it out of your home before it fails, and replace it. This will mean removing the gib plaster off your walls in order to gain access to the pipes.

Quoting to replace your Dux Qest pipework can be like gazing into a crystal ball. We can't see behind your walls to check how much pipe work there is to be replace.

Instead we give you a maximum price you will pay. We then do the replacement on charge-up (labour & materials). That way you are only paying for the actual replacement work we have done. And you're not paying for us guessing what might or might not be behind your walls.