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Save The Environment, And Your Hip Pocket Just in Time for Christmas!

October 18, 2017 2:05 pm
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Water wastage in Australia is a big deal, not just for the environment, but also for your hip pocket. With the cost of living ever increasing, every drop of water from a leaking tap, wonky faucet or damaged hot water heater is a drain on your finances. Fortunately, unlike most things in life, there is an easy solution, one your local Newman Plumbing team can provide for you. Melbourne’s eastern suburbs get their water from the ash forests in the Yarra Ranges; however, like any of the country’s water supplies, it is under threat. As we head into the hotter months of... View Article

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Water Saving Fixtures – Just How Important Are They?

September 26, 2017 1:47 pm
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Water is something that is essential for everyone in their day to day lives. From showering or washing and drinking to gardening and agricultural needs, water consumption is a concerning factor that needs to be addressed. For something that we use so frequently day to day, it’s surprising that we quite often take advantage of an extremely valuable resource that is far from infinite. You can take immediate action to reduce your water expenditure, whether you’re a homeowner, renter or in process of building or renovation of your home. Acknowledging and becoming more aware of personal habits in regards to... View Article

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Drain Cleaning for a Well-Oiled System

March 27, 2015 12:50 pm
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Like any system, your drains need ongoing maintenance to ensure they continue flowing smoothly. Perhaps it is because they tend to be ‘out of sight, out of mind’, many people tend to neglect their drainage system until it becomes a serious (and costly) issue. Here we look at some of the ways that you can keep your drains running clearly and smoothly. Understanding the early warning signs to help you avoid serious issues Knowing when your drains need some extra attention can go a long way in avoiding more serious and frustrating problems. Listen out for gurgling in your pipes... View Article

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What does the Plumbers Call-Out Fee Cover?

February 27, 2015 12:08 pm
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While not everyone may be thrilled to be invoiced for a plumbing ‘call-out fee’, it is essential for any local plumber who intends to stay in business and deliver a high quality plumbing service to customers. Most plumbing call-out Fees generally cover the following items: – The time required to reach your location – The fuel costs of travelling to your location – Plumbing vehicle maintenance to ensure efficient service – Insurances – Fees to ensure Plumbing Licenses are kept up to date e.g. Newman Plumbing is a member of the Master Plumbers Association – General administration e.g. invoicing and... View Article

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4 QUICK HOT WATER TIPS

January 30, 2015 10:53 am
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Everybody uses hot water and as a property owner, you’ll most likely want to get the most out of your hot water system for the longest time possible. No matter if you have electric, gas or solar, the below hot water tips will come in very handy. 1.          LISTEN TO YOUR HOT WATER SYSTEM Literally, if you listen to your hot water system and hear an unusual sound, contact your hot water repairs plumber immediately. Even if you’re not sure if you hear anything out of the ordinary or not, it’s also best to contact your plumber for reassurance or... View Article

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The Electric Eel

December 23, 2014 9:54 am
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What is an Electric Eel? While it might sound like something you’d find at the bottom of a dark pond, The Electric Eel is a great little tool that we sometimes use to free up blocked drains around Melbourne. The Electric Eel unblocks drains and sewers with its cables that spin around inside the drain and rub against the pipe – similar to the motion of an eel. Over time and due to its heavy duty workload, these cable sections and cutters are vulnerable to breakages. It is for this reason that we always implement best practice protocol and replace the cables... View Article

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Help! There’s No Hot Water!

October 24, 2014 1:45 am
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It’s happened to almost all of us. We wake up in the morning and head into the bathroom for a nice hot shower in order to wake ourselves up and get ready for the day ahead, when…. there’s no hot water! As we stand there freezing, playing around with the tap faucets ready to scream the house down – there are a few things that you can check first: If your house runs on a gas hot water system with a pilot light, then ensure that this light is on Double check that your hot water heater’s temperature settings have... View Article

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Reliable Plumbing Services Melbourne

September 30, 2014 2:39 am
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Plumbing issues and blocked drains are the most difficult situations that any homeowner can ever face. Burst pipes, broken cistern, leaking taps or blocked drains are the problems that need to be solved as early as possible. In such difficult situations, you need an expert plumber Melbourne who can solve the problems for you and keep your home clean and well maintained. An experienced plumber is the one who can help you in repairing or installation of new pipes, fittings and other apparatus of water supply in a home. Are you facing problem of leaking tap? Or do you have... View Article

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Blocked Drains – Solve All Plumbing Issues with Newman Plumbing Services

August 26, 2014 1:44 am
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In this polluted world, admittance to water supply and basic hygiene systems is a necessary human need. Our plumbing professionals work in this industry to help you accomplish this goal. A professional plumber is an important person who specialises in the installation and restoration of pipes that are used to contain water, gas, sewage, and wastewater. This is collectively referred to as “plumbing”. Plumbers set up, refurbish, and preserve piping systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They also deal with gas lines for heating and cooking, and also engage in certification in heating and cooling systems as well. Our... View Article

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Blocked Drains – 3 Common Causes and How to Fix Them

July 28, 2014 4:01 am
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Blocked drains occur all over Melbourne every day through various homes and offices, but what causes these blocks and how you do fix them once and for all? Here are 3 common causes for those annoying blocked drains: 1. Rain, Wind or Stormy Weather Living in Melbourne can bring about extreme weather changes in no time. It is these times that you have to look out for as heavy rain and wind can cause leaves, dirt and other debris to block those drains right up.   The solution: Ensure your drain pipes are checked regularly to avoid build up.    ... View Article