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Gas Ducted Heating Problem In Box Hill

November 11, 2021 11:49 am
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A call came into our Newman Plumbing team recently requesting an emergency Box Hill plumber. That’s one of the many Melbourne eastern suburbs where we provide professional plumbing services and repairs. In this case, there was a problem with the property’s gas ducted heating system. The Situation We Discovered and What We Did About It On arrival, we assessed the Box Hill resident’s heating system and found that it was clearly showing signs of age and was definitely faulty. Our assessment found a cracked heater exchange. When such cracking happens in a heating system like this one, it can lead... View Article

Excessive Water Pressure in Balwyn – A Case Study

October 12, 2021 3:21 pm
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We received a call recently from a customer in their Balwyn home who had identified an issue with their plumbing – a very loud and noisy issue! This included what is often called ‘water hammer’ sounds from their pipes. For instance, the washing machine was much louder than before and even the toilets appeared to be making more noise as they refilled. What These Symptoms Suggested This excess of noise can suggest a problem with excessive water pressure. This can be a problem throughout whole areas of a suburb, rather than in just an individual property. This is why it... View Article

Hot Water Problems In Kew

September 15, 2021 1:24 pm
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It’s probably fair to say that many of us pay little attention to our hot water heating system. It just sits there and does its job. Until it doesn’t. Suddenly, we’re faced with an anxious situation. In normal times, that’s bad enough, but during a Covid-19 lockdown scenario (something we are all too familiar with here in Melbourne), it’s easy to understand how this can become a major cause of stress and anxiety. That’s Our Starting Point This was the situation at a home in Kew recently. A family of six contacted us when they suddenly realised that their hot... View Article

A Faulty Hot Water Heater in Camberwell

August 11, 2021 11:05 am
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As experienced plumbers, we’ve received countless calls from the people of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. From worried home and business owners to cautious tenants, we always aim to assist our customers with the best plumbing services possible. A popular call for us to receive, are issues with hot water units, and the need for the services of an experienced plumber. This time, Camberwell was the location for one such recent call. On arrival, as with all call-outs, our Newman Plumbing professional first made sure that all was safe. This is a general safety precaution, as well as one in relation to... View Article

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Ducted Heating in Doncaster – Lessons Learnt

July 8, 2021 12:45 pm
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As local, family owned and operated plumbers, Melbourne’s eastern suburbs have been our area of operation for over three decades! We know that when you have a plumbing or ducted heating problem in your property, you need a quick, local, and professional solution. Here’s a case study of how Newman Plumbing did just that, for a local resident in Doncaster. From First Contact to Final Solution We received a call from an anxious client requiring a Doncaster plumber to deal with a problem with their ducted heating unit. Of course, they were keen for it to be quickly resolved. Our... View Article

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Urgent Hot Water Unit Replacement in Box Hill South

June 10, 2021 12:18 pm
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Why you should always have your hot water unit serviced by a professional plumber. All too often here at Newman Plumbing, we come across everyday plumbing services and appliances that wreak havoc on a household but could have been minimised or even preventable. Recently, we picked up the phone from a customer in Box Hill south with an urgent call regarding a leaking hot water unit. Given the urgency of the call, our Plumbers attended the property quickly to inspect the situation. We identified that the customer had allowed dirt to build up around the base of their hot water... View Article

Maintaining Your Stormwater System At Home

May 17, 2021 1:42 pm
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Maintaining your home’s stormwater system often finds itself at the bottom of the to-do list, but it’s actually one of the most important tasks when talking about keeping your home safe – especially in harsh Melbourne winters. Much like blocked drains in your bathroom can lead to overflowing showers (or worse), a blocked stormwater system can be harmful to everything from your eaves, right down to your home’s foundations. What Happens If My Stormwater System Becomes Blocked? When the passage of stormwater from your property is blocked, it flows wherever it can find a place to go. This means that... View Article

Case Study: What Lurks Beneath the Surface?

April 12, 2021 1:31 pm
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Beware the Tree Roots That Get into Your Drains Newman Plumbing was recently called out to a job in Glen Iris, one of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Our new customer was having problems with blocked and overflowing drains. Like many of the houses in this area, it had a substantial garden with some beautiful mature trees. Trees – A Blessing and A Curse The green, leafy environment that Melbourne’s eastern suburbs are renowned for are undoubtably beautiful. However, trees can unfortunately be a blessing and a curse for homeowners. Why? Because all too often, trees are the cause of plumbing issues... View Article

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Leaking Tap: Lessons Learnt in Balwyn North

March 5, 2021 1:39 pm
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We all know that ignoring small problems can lead to big trouble, but a leaking tap is often overlooked for far too long. Suffering through incessant dripping may be something you can justify, but the increased risk to your home and health are not. Worse still, is the scenario that proud new homeowners were faced with when moving into their Balwyn North home. The new owners were unaware of the leaking kitchen tap and found out the hard way when their kitchen become flooded. Thankfully, they picked up the phone and gave us a call. As experienced and qualified local... View Article

Case Study: Beware of Your Everyday Water Filter

February 11, 2021 12:13 pm
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Over one-quarter of homeowners use water filters in Australia to benefit from better, cleaner water. It’s a wise decision too, because the process of filtration removes heavy metals, chlorine, pesticides, chemicals and bacterial contaminants—stuff nobody wants to be drinking. While the benefits of having a water filter are clear, the everyday water filter should be properly installed, maintained and used to ensure safety and efficiency. What do we mean by this? Well, as reputable plumbers with over 30 years in the business, we’ve pretty much seen it all – including burst water filters, wreaking havoc to the properties they reside... View Article