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Hot Water Expansion Control Valve

March 21, 2014 12:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Do we need an Expansion Control Valve and what is it? In many areas of Australia the water quality differs. South Australia, Western Australia and other areas where scaling water are present, a Expansion Control Valve is fitted to the cold water main supply line to the hot water heater unit. The Expansion Control Valve may discharge a small quantity of water from its drain during the heating period instead of the Pressure Temperature Relief Valve on the hot water heater.The expansion control valve should be checked for its performance at the regular service intervals of your hot water unit.... View Article

Is it time to service our Hot Water unit?

March 18, 2014 3:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Servicing and maintaing gas appliances around your home such as ducted heating units, gas cookers and hot water units is a great way to keep your family safe as well as ensuring your gas appliances are working efficiently and don’t let you down!Checking and servicing your gas hot water unit, heating and other gas appliances can save you money and provide appliance reliability for your home. Melbourne plumbing services, Newman Plumbing are licensed gas fitters and can assist with gas servicing and installation of gas appliances.Regular maintenance and servicing is recommended for safe and efficient gas appliances around the home.There... View Article


Detecting a water leak.

February 5, 2014 2:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Could you have a water leak at home ? If you have received a water bill that is higher than usual, this could be the result of a leak on your property or within your home. Water leaks can be any of the following: Dripping hot or cold taps Leaking/running toilet cistern Burst water pipe under the house or underground in the garden Faulty appliances including; hot water solar panels, hot water systems and evaporative coolers New installed, faulty or incorrectly programmed sprinkler dripper systems All of the leaks above will have an effect on your water bill. Even small... View Article

Detecting a gas leak

January 31, 2014 11:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Servicing and maintaining gas appliances around your home is a great way to keep your family safe as well as ensuring your appliances are working correctly. Checking and servicing your hot water service, heating and other gas appliances also can save you money. Melbourne plumbing services, Newman Plumbing are licensed gasfitters and can assist in all gas servicing and installation of appliances. In the case of a gas leak, natural gas has a distinct smell. This could be coming from a plumbing joint on an old galvanised gas line or an appliance connection nearby. The appliance itself could be faulty. ... View Article

Melbourne Hot Water Repairs

October 8, 2013 11:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Busy and flat out looking for a Melbourne Hot Water repair plumber? Welcome to Newman Plumbing. Regular maintenance and repairs ensure long service from your homes hot water unit. As they say “prevention is the best cure” and this is where a professional plumbing service can advise and repair your homes hot water unit. There are many aspects to the homes hot water service and plumbing that can become a safety hazard. Do you know what the different valves are and what to do in an emergency? What to do to maintain your hot water unit? When you are having... View Article

Tree Roots Pipe Damage

Melbourne Blocked Drains

October 8, 2013 11:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Looking for a blocked drain specialist with years of experience? Newman Plumbing has been servicing the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for over 30 years. Melbourne blocked drains can be caused by many factors such as tree roots in drains, sludge, grease buildup, cracked, bellied or collapsed pipes are just a few of the causes of drains overflowing. Our Blocked Drain Pipe Specialists can clear most Melbourne blocked drains. Toilets Sinks, Kitchen, Laundry, Basin Shower, Bath, Floor waste Back yard sewer points, overflow grates Sewer pipes Stormwater Drains and pipes Some symptoms of slow and blocked drains, waste pipes and sewers... View Article

Is it time to service our heater?

July 31, 2013 5:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

To ensure peace of mind and to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning occurring in your home, a regular service of home heating appliances is great advice!  It’s a small investment to keep you and your family safe. It is recommended that home heating and gas appliances are tested at two year intervals to ensure appliances are operating correctly. A heating appliance that is not burning correctly can produce Carbon Monoxide.   What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a natural compound.  It is naturally found in the atmosphere and is produced in small amounts by living organisms.  It is also produced from... View Article

Waste Pipe Maintenance Solutions

October 8, 2012 11:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The above ground drainage system or “waste pipes” that connect fixtures such as basins and sinks to the sewer connection points need to be maintained. The first thing water does as it goes down the plughole is to pass around a range of bends that form a small trap of water. That’s the “P” or “S” trap that you see in the cupboard in the bathroom or kitchen. Why is the trap there? It’s not there to catch your wedding ring although this has saved many customers rings! It’s purpose is to provide a small amount of water between the room... View Article

Boat & Caravan Plumbing Maintenance

September 19, 2012 6:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Holding Tank Maintenance Solutions Holding tanks are a vital component of your boat or caravans plumbing system. Holding tanks can be used to hold fresh water, waste water, and or wash water. Although some holding tanks are portable, most waste or water tanks are mounted securely somewhere inside most boats or caravans -RV. Polyethlyene water and waste tanks are also generally less prone to retaining odors, compared to tanks made of aluminum or stainless steel. Be sure to drain tanks of any waste or water when preparing your boat or caravan – RV for off season storage. Do not consider... View Article

Eastern suburbs Melbourne plumbing

Why would I need a plumbing service?

August 31, 2012 5:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Here is another plumbing blog by Helen Garner – Small fixing jobs can be done individually at home, but some major problems, like a blocked sewer or drain or tree roots in the drain pipe, require the assistance of professional plumbers. Most plumbers and plumbing agencies are on 24/7 call so they can assist you even with midnight plumbing emergencies. Why would I need Plumbing Services? Blocked Drains Blocked drains are more common a phenomena than you think. They can be caused by many reasons, like a pile up of hair in the bath and sink plugholes or fat and... View Article