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Time to service the heater?

August 31, 2012 5:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For a warm home it’s essential to keep your heating appliances serviced and maintained.The frequency of cleaning the heater will depend on local conditions, so regular inspection should be performed. To ensure that your heater continues to operate at peak efficiency, it should be serviced at two year intervals by a licensed gasfitter. This service of the heating unit will include all maintenance and adjustments to components such as burners, ignition system, fan assembly and heat exchanger. If a return air filter in the return air grille is fitted regular cleaning and checking every few weeks in peak season is good maintenance. A... View Article


Which Plumbing Company?

August 31, 2012 3:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Choose a professional – “To be a professional, is to use education, experience and training to do work, anaylse, problem solve and make sound decisions. A professional must know and deliver sound advice to the client based on accumulated knowledge. A professional is held in high regard because they are more experienced than the client. Commercialism is the use of marketing and advertising to sell products and services regardless of the needs and requirements of a customer.” This is one reason you don’t see Newman Plumbing advertise 10% off, special today, discount coupons or fancy cash back offers. Just real guarantees... View Article


Septic Tank Maintenance Solutions

August 20, 2012 1:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The septic tank is a private sewage disposal system used in country rural areas. Basically, all the waste water is collected within a large compartment chamber, traditionally made of concrete, these days the tanks are generally made of plastic. There are different septic systems used depending on local council requirements but generally the water overflows through an irrigation trench to slowly filter into the ground away from the property. The septic system rely on a scum forming on top of the liquid and therefore allow anaerobic bacteria to decompose most of the solids. Because not all the solids are broken... View Article


Grey Water System Maintenance Solutions

August 20, 2012 12:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Grey water systems are becoming more frequent in homes with saving water and a green environment a priority. Households use around 70% of water consumed. Using grey water instead of our precious drinking water for outdoor purposes could save each household up to 50,000 litres of drinking water every year. Grey water is the waste water from washing machines, showers, baths and basins. There are a couple of grey water systems allowing grey water to be used in different ways. A grey water diversion device enables untreated grey water to be used outdoors by distributing the water to the garden... View Article


Sewer Mainline Cleaner Solutions

August 6, 2012 6:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For maintenance of sewer drains at home or the office, try this product….K97 Mainline Cleaner 1Litre Product Details: Beneficial friendly bacteria formulated to gently digest and accelerate the breakdown of sewage, paper, proteins, starches, fats, oils, grease, etc. while the pleasant fragrance leaves mainlines, drains and waste systems clear and clean. Problems Solved: Ensures main sewer lines to septic tanks flow smoothly, don‟t get blocked, stay clean and don’t smell because sewage, paper, proteins, starches, fats and oils are digested by the bacteria. This product reduces the need to call out plumbers to unblock sewage pipes. Also useful in slow flow or... View Article


Liquid Drain & Trap Cleaner Solutions

June 7, 2012 7:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For maintenance of plumbing fixtures at home or the office, try this product…. Liquid Drain & Trap Cleaner 5 Litre Product Details: Beneficial friendly bacteria formulated to digest and accelerate the breakdown of organic matter – food particles, fats, grease, etc. while the pleasant fragrance leaves kitchens, drains and waste removal systems clear and clean. Problems Solved: Ensures drains and traps flow smoothly, don’t get blocked, stay clean and don‟t smell because food particles, grease and organic waste is digested by the bacteria. This product does not damage pipes, plumbing systems or related fixtures. Directions for Use: Pour 60ml down each drain, sink... View Article


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How do I know if my drain is blocked?

May 14, 2012 7:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Blocked drains can be a home owner’s worst nightmare! Whether it’s a blocked sewer line or a blocked storm water pipe, this can be one of the most frustrating and inconvenient plumbing problems you can have – especially if you are experiencing raw sewage running down your driveway, across your garden or worse, through your home! Throughout our experience within the industry, we’ve become acquainted with the tell tale signs of a blocked drain, and we believe that homeowners and business owners alike should have an understanding of how they can recognise whether a drain is blocked or not. There... View Article


K37 Septic Tank Treatment 1Litre

Septic Tank Treatment Solutions

May 7, 2012 9:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For maintenance of the septic tank system at home or work, try this product…. K37 Septic Tank Treatment 1Litre   Product Details: Beneficial friendly bacteria formulated to easily and cost effectively digest and accelerate the breakdown of sewage, paper, proteins, starches, fats, oils, grease, etc. for complete septic tank cleaning. Problems Solved: Rapidly restores & cleans septic tanks to peak performance and removes the offensive odours and thereby reduces the volume and frequency of pump-outs. Directions for Use: Apply 1 litre per 2,000 litre tank capacity for septic tank cleaning by inserting directly into the toilet and apply flushing twice every three months.... View Article


K1 Grease Destroyer Preventive Care 1Litre

Grease Trap Maintenance Solutions

May 1, 2012 2:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For maintenance of your grease trap, try this product…. K1 Grease Destroyer Preventive Care 1Litre Product Details: Ready-to-use beneficial friendly bacteria gently digest fats, oils, grease, proteins, starches and food found in systems where there are large amounts of food oils and grease. Problems Solved: Reduces grease trap pump out volume and frequency by ensuring grease traps operate smoothly. Can also be used in septic tanks, lift stations, cesspools, pipes and traps. Directions for Use: For optimal performance, apply through floor drains, sink or directly into the grease trap system. Initially applied daily for first week and then weekly with pro-portional amounts shown... View Article


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How to read your gas meter.

April 23, 2012 12:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A customer we attended to this week in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, asked a very common question… How do I read the gas meter and make sense of it all?       Our customer was concerned about their gas consumption and the energy efficiency of their gas appliances. Most homes have their own gas meter. The gas meter is usually located towards the front of the home. In duplexes, flats or strata titled properties the gas meters can be located towards the front of the property and grouped together. In all situations it is good to know which... View Article