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Help! My Gas Hot Water Unit Has Burst!

June 11, 2019 10:03 am
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One Saturday morning the phone was ringing here at Newman Plumbing. We picked up promptly to find that on the other end, was a distressed voice with an urgent call regarding a gas hot water unit. The new customer informed us that their gas hot water unit had burst! So, they gave Newman Plumbing a call due to our highly regarded services and positive reviews they had found on Google. While a burst gas hot water system is an emergency in any case, this situation was a little different. The hot water system resided in a rental property in the Melbourne... View Article

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Flu Symptoms or Carbon Monoxide?

May 3, 2019 4:53 pm
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Between the 29th April and 5th May this year, CO Awareness Week 2019 will take place. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that, when breathed in large amounts, can cause serious damage to vital organs. In its early stages, carbon monoxide poisoning can appear to be the common flu. The best way to tell if you’re experiencing flu or carbon monoxide poisoning is to educate yourself about the symptoms. What Are The Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide? When carbon monoxide is inhaled, it can displace oxygen in your blood and deprive your brain, heart and other vital organs of oxygen. Breathing in... View Article

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CO Awareness Week 2019

April 16, 2019 9:34 am
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Don’t be alarmed! Carbon monoxide awareness week arms homeowners with safety tips Carbon monoxide, also known as the silent killer, is to be brought under the spotlight between 29th April and 5th May, marking CO Awareness Week 2019. The campaign aims to shed light on the dangers and ill-effects this gas can bring to Australian households, urging families and individuals to educate themselves long before alarm bells start to ring. The truth is, CO poisoning can affect anyone at any time, and preventing deaths is as easy as taking a few precautions and knowing how to look out for the... View Article

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The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Techniques

March 7, 2019 10:05 am
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Most home owners have to deal with blocked or slow running drains every once in a while, and there’s no denying they’re annoying. While they’re not the most difficult issue to deal with, there are still right and wrong ways to go about clearing a blockage at your home in a successful way. We are going to go over a couple of professional drain cleaning techniques that are used for clearing of waste pipes and sewer drains and one common technique that should never be used. Electric Eel or Drain Snaking Over many years the method for plumbers who need... View Article

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Case Study: How a Balwyn Resident with a Water Leak Saved Bucket Loads by Hiring a Licensed Plumber

February 11, 2019 7:44 pm
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Leaking taps and showers are one of the most common plumbing issues around. While they may not seem like a big problem, a water leak left unchecked can cause hundreds of litres of water wastage each year. That’s a lot of extra cash wasted on (already expensive) water bills. The Importance of Fixing a Leaking Tap A few months back, Newman Plumbing was called out to a Balwyn residence to investigate a leaking tap. The Balwyn resident had noticed their water bills were inexplicably high in the last period and thought that the leaking tap might be the culprit. They... View Article

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How To Take Care Of Bathroom Odours

January 15, 2019 10:04 am
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Bathroom odours can be found in even the cleanest of homes, and in many cases represent nothing to worry about. However, while most bathroom odours are perfectly normal, it should also be noted that strong, unexplained and stubborn smells may indicate a plumbing issue. If you believe your bathroom might fall into this category, make sure you call a professional, licensed plumber as soon as possible to investigate the issue. But what should you do in the meantime? There are several steps you can take to potentially save yourself from paying a plumber for their call out service fee. Newman... View Article

Shutting Down Your Hot Water Unit Ready for A Holiday

December 4, 2018 9:45 am
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The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, and a common question we get here at Newman Plumbing around this time of year is “Should I turn off my hot water unit when I go on holidays?”.  This is a perfectly relevant question as switching your hot water unit off could be a great way to save electricity and gas while you’re away. To assist in your decision, it’s a good idea to ask yourself the following questions: How long do you plan to be away from your residence? If you plan to be away for more than 2 weeks, then you... View Article

What to Look for when Purchasing New Tap Ware

November 5, 2018 2:33 pm
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Thinking about updating some taps or plumbing fixtures around your home? There have been a few changes recently in relation to purchasing and installing new tap ware, with one of the most important updates being the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) You can even compare some of the further changes with our previous Newman Plumbing blog post, Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards. The labelling to tap ware and plumbing products provide a mandatory efficiency star rating for specified water using products. The WELS Scheme applies to shower heads, tap equipment, flow controllers, toilets, urinals, clothes washing machines and dishwashers. So... View Article

Case Study: Hot Water System Maintenance & Servicing – Templestowe Resident

October 5, 2018 11:45 am
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It can be hard to remember all of the things in your house that need regular maintenance. However, some are more important than others, and if you care about your water bill, being more environmentally friendly, and safety in your home, then your hot water unit needs to be at the top of the list. The importance of servicing your hot water unit A few months ago Newman Plumbing received a call from a customer in Templestowe asking us to come out to a property because they had an abnormally large water bill for that period. Our plumber found that... View Article

How to Reduce Your Gas Bills

September 13, 2018 2:05 pm
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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