“Papakura plumber – where the fat man lives”, my friend says, referring to a new company that just opened in the central city. “That’s a bit of a running gag.” I nod, having been told something similar by many a South Auckland family I know. The fat man is none other than Ross’s Plumbing, which has been in the Auckland area for more than 30 years.
“I remember when we moved out of our old flat,” recalls Ross’s daughter Stephanie. “We bought this building on Queen Street, with a swimming pool. We even had a reception at the time. It was the new wave, man. Anyway, we tried everything: electric, gas, full water hoses, even the dreaded full toilet. Eventually we were so desperate we ended up getting a group of people to power wash the toilets for us.
“I work nights now,” sighs Stephanie, referring to her role as a night’s plumber. “I finish the whole evening usually, but every Saturday, I help out Ross’ plumbing. He’s a great guy; he always comes through for me. He knows how desperate I am for any help, so he gets it. Ross’s Plumbing is just as helpful as any other Papakura plumber, only better.
Ross’s Plumbing isn’t like most plumbers. You won’t see him at your local cafe sipping on a cup of coffee, or in the car driving down the motorway towards Papakura. Instead, he’s out on the roof, leaning his work van against the guttering, fixing broken and dripping taps, fixing the boss’s toilet, and making sure that the weekend’s project, the Christmas tree, is ready by opening its beautiful gift box. He’s definitely one of the good kind of Papakura plumber. Like, say, any other plumber, he’ll take the time to come and address any issues you have before starting on your project; and if it turns out you need more help than just a few hours, he’ll be there the entire time, no matter what time it is.
The roofing services he offers are not just limited to residential property owners. They also provide a number of different services to businesses, both commercial and private, and their list of regular clients is quite long. From swimming pools to office buildings, they’re able to provide any type of surface and size of building with effective and efficient roofing services. In Papakura, if you want to get a new roof, they can be your roofing company.
When it comes to emergency plumbing in New Zealand, you will find a professional company to be the best there is. Whether it is a leaking faucet or a leaking pipe, you will be able to count on this particular commercial plumbing company to fix anything. The staff members they employ have been trained and are highly skilled in everything to do with plumbing and the contractors they bring in to do the jobs will ensure that your problem is fixed promptly and correctly. If you’re having some sort of electrical repair, then you will also be able to count on them to fix anything that is electrical related. You name it, they’ve had experience dealing with it.
If you have a problem with your roof, whether it be a leak or a hole, then you can count on the services of Papakura plumber to come to help. In Auckland, where there is so much humidity in the air, if you live in an older house or flat, then you need a roofer for the job. There are a lot of different problems that can come from faulty roofing materials – from mildew on the walls to rotting of the ceiling to leaks in the attic – so you should always ensure that your roof is in good enough shape before you call in a professional. This is especially true if you live on a major main street. For example, if your house is on High St, then you should never go it alone when it comes to checking the roof, you should always contact an awning roofing contractor.
Whether you live in Papakura or not, whether you own your own home or not, it is wise to make certain that you are doing a bit of preventative maintenance around your property. For example, you should never put anything down on the tiles around your driveway, or anywhere else on your property without getting the permission of the property owner. You should also never put anything on top of your gutters, which could cause serious damage to them. Always seek out the services of an experienced and professional roofer. A professional awning roofer will be able to look at your property and tell you exactly what kind of problem you have, whether it is leaking, rotten tiles or even signs of a roof leak. If you do not get professional advice then you are probably going to end up replacing your entire roof, something that is not very expensive and can cost you more if it turns out to be more costly than the replacement cost.