The town of Gore in Southland at the bottom of the South Island services a recently high number of town residence and a very extensive and very wealthy agricultural sector based around dairy farming, sheep farming and forestry. The region is very wealthy per head of population, and this is almost entirely due to the very healthy farming environment.

For all that the Gore townspeople are not necessarily particularly wealthy, but the level of home ownership is high even though the average age of the homes of got is fairly high. New homes are not being built at the same rate as an other towns particularly in the North Island, as there is very little population growth. Most of the work for the plumbers in Gore is around maintaining the existing Plumbing in the households and on the farms around Gore.

Given that the average age of the houses in Gore it’s fairly high it is not surprising that your plumbers often need to be able to work with older plumbing systems including copper piping under the houses and low pressure hot water systems for example. This is a double problem for the householders as the older copper piping is prone to leaking, and it is also difficult to work with and hence expensive when one has to hire a plumber. There is virtually no option for the householder with leaking plumbing but to call for a plumber, because the work is too difficult for the average person to do and in any case they are generally not allowed to do their own work but must have a registered plumber.

The best way for a Gore homeowner to find a plumber is simply to search for Gore plumbing on Google, but the homeowner may need to be flexible and also search for plumbers in nearby towns, if they need a job done quickly or urgently. Copper piping can fail in many different ways, but unfortunately an older houses a lot of a failure occurs under the house, which means that the unfortunate plumber needs to crawl around under the floor space. The problem for the plumber is that this is almost always dirty, very confined, dark and generally strewn with obstacles such as broken bricks and concrete and pieces of glass over by the original builders many many decades ago.

If the plumber needs to install new copper Plumbing then the work can be very difficult in the confined space, but the plumbers almost always are compensated for this by the very high priced they charge for their work. Plumbers are famous for this, but they get away with it time and again simply because nobody else can do the work, and because the work is almost always urgent and causing a lot of great for the homeowner. Plumbing can be a very good business to get into, but it does require a lengthy apprenticeship and a lot of study.

Blog