While construction in Auckland is booming the city is also facing a shortage of plumbers to keep up with the demands. Auckland is going to face a severe plumbing shortage if there isn't a greater push to get apprentices into the industry, industry body Master Plumbers says.
According to a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) report, the plumbing workforce needed to grow by 32 per cent in Auckland over the next three years to keep up with current demand. Master Plumbers chief executive Greg Wallace said that meant signing up more apprentices, particularly in the northern regions. "The issue is that demand has increased with the construction sector but apprentice numbers are just not keeping up," Wallace said.
For companies such as Henderson-based Collins Plumbing, the business has been steady when it comes to maintenance jobs and new builds. Their qualified technicians are busy with general maintenance, gas fitting and maintenance plumbing jobs.
Their tradesmen are licensed and registered with the plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers board. Leaky, malfunctioning or unreliable plumbing can cause huge amounts of damage to homes and offices. Too often, people ignore plumbing maintenance as they feel it will be too expensive to call out a professional plumber. Collins Plumbing offer dependable and cost-effective plumbing maintenance services throughout Auckland.
They also have plumbers available for any emergency work required for after hours. They suggest that a qualified plumber should inspect the following areas regularly – spouting, downpipes, drains, pumps, solar panels, solar pumps, taps, cisterns, hot water cylinder and overflow pipes etc, gas appliances, pool heaters and pumps etc.
For customers who require hot water for their homes for heating, Collins Plumbing can assist clients make the informed decision. They are service agents and installers for Bosch Hot Water and Heating Products in Auckland.
Phone: 0800 888 007
For more information: https://collinsplumbing.nz/