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Most of us here in Melbourne use a heating unit day in, day out every winter, without issue. However, when we place such high demand on our unit every day, even several times a day, over a number of years – this can result in wear and tear as the unit ages, increasing its stress load, resulting in less efficiency and reliability. This was exactly the case for a customer we recently attended to in Mont Albert North. They called us here at Newman Plumbing, as they were experiencing problems with their gas ducted heating unit. The gas-ducted heater had... View Article
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Newman Plumbing recently responded to an urgent call regarding leaking water at a unit block in Hawthorn East. The residents were the first unit of a row of six. They were also the bottom unit, close to the street, where a steep driveway leads up to the rear unit. It began as just another day for the customers, who were at home having a casual lunch when they noticed water started appearing in their hallway! Something must be leaking they thought, as they got up to inspect where the water was coming from. To their horror, they found that the... View Article
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HOW IT STARTED: A local church in Balwyn North had been carrying out general maintenance on the roof of the property. They had also been experiencing issues with downpipes at the front of the building and were not sure of the condition of the downpipes which were discharging through the eaves and down brick piers. With the downpipes concealed within the brick piers, the customer was seeking a professional who would be able to efficiently detect and fix the issue. This would involve cleaning the box gutters and the downpipes before rectifying the issue. WHAT THEY DID: Looking for a... View Article
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Newman Plumbing recently received a call from a new customer residing in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Balwyn North. She reported that she had a blocked shower, and that the waste was overflowing from the sewer point outside their home, along with a few other niggling plumbing issues. They had noticed the shower was slow draining and water was overflowing from a side grate in their pathway over the weekend. It was obvious that they had a sewer blockage in their property service sewer drain, but thought they would contact a Licensed plumbing professional, Newman Plumbing, to be sure. Newman... View Article
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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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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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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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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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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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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