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How to Reduce Your Gas Bills

September 13, 2018 2:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Higher than expected gas bills? Nothing can be more stressful than continually receiving soaring gas bills in the mail. While you might not be able to anything about the cost of the gas itself, your gas plumber can help you find out the contributing factors and advise you on ways to minimise your energy consumption. Here are some possible reasons for higher than expected gas bills and ideas on how you might be able to minimise them. 1. Setting a Comfortable Temperature What is a reasonable temperature for your home? We are all different, but by wearing appropriately warm or... View Article

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Why You Should Fix A Leaking Tap

August 10, 2018 9:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The sound of a leaking tap is one of the most niggling, annoying problems you can have around the house. Not only can it be quite distracting, but it can also be the cause of some costly issues down the track. In our busy lives, finding and fixing a leaking tap isn’t always high on the priority list but it really should be. Here are some of the reasons why. 1 – Save On Your Water Bill It’s not surprising to hear that leaking taps can add extra dollars to already expensive and ever rising water bills. It’s estimated that... View Article

Lighting Your Hot Water System

July 12, 2018 11:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

You have just moved into your new home and you want a hot bath to reward yourself for all your hard work. Or, it could be that you’ve upgraded your existing hot water system. Either way, one of the most important installations you could face is lighting a hot water system. Lighting a new system can be intensive – so here is your best practice guide, taken from instructions supplied by reputable hot water system supplier AquaMax. Before lighting Make sure you fill the tank with water and switch on the water supply. This prevents serious damage to the storage... View Article

Carbon Monoxide – A Silent Killer

June 6, 2018 2:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The cold Melbourne winter has arrived, and the heaters are being turned on! We are snuggling up with our families on lounge suites and enjoying the warmth our heaters exude. Everybody is safe and warm – but how safe are we really? Could your family be vulnerable to a silent killer? If your heater happens to run on gas, like many household heaters are, then your family could be vulnerable. When a gas appliance is working properly, with the correct oxygen mix, the burnt gas turns into water vapour (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Already present naturally in the atmosphere, neither... View Article

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Case Study: Doncaster Resident Experiences Flooding

May 14, 2018 2:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

HOW IT STARTED: Local Doncaster resident, Graham, was experiencing serious flooding issues with water into his ducted heating ductwork under his house. The house, which was built on a solid concrete slab, mysteriously saw water finding its way into the heating duct work whenever heavy rain occurred – a frequently occurrence as any Melbourne resident will tell you. The leaking water was highly visible in the ductwork and return air duct where the customer was quite concerned about further damage.   FIRST COURSE OF ACTION Like anybody in Graham’s situation, he acted quickly and chose to engage an Architect and... View Article

Noisy Plumbing and Water Supply to Your Home

April 14, 2018 2:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Experiencing annoying water “hammer like” noises within your home’s plumbing? You’re not alone and rest assured, it can be easily fixed with the assistance of an experienced and licensed plumber. All too often, handy men and women around the house or even inexperienced plumbers can be the cause of faulty, poorly performing and noisy plumbing. In fact, the maximum static pressure at any plumbing outlet within your home should not exceed 500 kpa. The best method to check this is to connect a correctly calibrated pressure gauge to the meter outlet at the property boundary. The static pressure that is... View Article

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Beware of Your Bathroom!

March 21, 2018 6:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Beware of Your Bathroom! The Room with the Biggest Risk for Hot Water Scalds and Burns Believe it or not, the bathroom is one of the most hazardous rooms in the house for babies, young children and the elderly. Why? Because this is where scalds and hot water burns can occur, as well as falls and drowning. To help reduce some of the risks associated with this, it is vital that new houses and where appropriate, renovations, should adhere to hot water temperatures of no more than 50 degrees at the basin, bath and shower. The only exceptions to this... View Article

Choose Quality Plumbing Services

February 16, 2018 11:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  While it’s great to be able to DIY around the house, it’s important to know when you should call in the professionals. Licensed plumbers know how to install your plumbing supplies expertly and in a way that ensures you don’t void your warranty conditions. Purchasing quality products from a reputable retailer is one important step in home repairs and renovations that shouldn’t be overlooked. Ensuring these products are not just installed by a professional but also maintained by one is just as vital. Choosing Quality Products Choosing high-quality products from a reputable supplier ensures longevity and means you face fewer... View Article

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What’s in Store at Newman Plumbing in 2018?

January 29, 2018 10:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

2018 is already proving to be another big year for Newman Plumbing! This year, as we approach our company’s 30th birthday, we’re looking forward to continuing to provide quality plumbing services to local residents across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. From restoring blocked drains to fixing leaking taps, we will continue to put customer service and quality first. In the last few weeks, we attended the home of a client who needed a mixer tap replaced in their three-year-old kitchen. We provided the client with a brand new quality mixer tap and facilitated the professional installation of this tap in the client’s... View Article

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 22, 2017 9:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  Believe it or not, it’s that time of the year again. The weather is warm, Christmas lights are up and holidays are on the horizon. We’re writing to wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe festive season. Whether you’re staying at home, heading to the coast or jetting off overseas, here’s to plenty of joy, laughter and relaxation. We’d also like to thank you for being such an important part of Newman Plumbing’s (very) extended family in 2017. As Christmas draws nigh, we find ourselves reflecting on the year that’s passed. For us, it’s been yet... View Article