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Is A Leaking Tap Dangerous?

May 10, 2022 4:24 pm
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When you have a leaking tap, it can be tempting to just leave it as it is in the short term. After all, a leaking tap can’t do much damage to your property, right? Wrong! Find out more about the dangers of a leaking tap below. Structural Damage If your leaking tap is left unattended for too long, it can place more strain on your pipes and if you get a blockage in your sink, it may even overflow! Let’s say you go on holiday or away for a few days and your sink has overflowed. This can cause structural... View Article

Gas Fitting Case Study – Blackburn

April 21, 2022 2:39 pm
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Did you know that Newman Plumbing are both licensed plumbers and licensed gas fitters? Recently, our team assisted a Blackburn homeowner with these exact services, all as a result of a simple installation of a new hot water system. New Hot Water Unit Leads To A Discovery Recently one of our clients called us to fix a leaking hot water service in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Blackburn. The hot water unit was faulty and needed to be replaced. This was a standard service replacing the old hot water system with a new unit and to remove the old hot... View Article

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Urgent Hot Water Unit Replacement in Kew

March 8, 2022 4:41 pm
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At Newman Plumbing, we recently received a call recently from a customer in Kew, one of the many Melbourne eastern suburbs where we provide our plumbing services. The Issue the Customer Had The customer heard running water late at night and, thinking it was probably just a leaking tap, and got up to find it and turn it off. What they discovered instead, was that their old hot water unit had burst and was leaking! They were unable to turn the water off to their old unit due to an old valve not working properly. Unfortunately, the only way for... View Article

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Water Insurance Claims Remain High Despite Working From Home

February 9, 2022 10:39 am
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With the Covid-19 global pandemic forcing more and more people to work from home, the need for regular home maintenance has experienced a similar increase. This specifically includes water damage affecting the homes of Australian workers, leading to an increase in water insurance claims. At Newman Plumbing, we’ve also noticed this trend servicing the homes of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Our professional team is always here to help with any plumbing related issues, and with our latest blog post, we’re here to provide some ways that residents in Melbourne can avoid these issues: What’s Happening? Despite more people being home and... View Article

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Happy New Year 2022

January 17, 2022 4:33 pm
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Wishing you a very happy new year from all the team at Newman Plumbing. We hope your festivities were as relaxing as ours and you’re invigorated to get 2022 off to a flying start and put all of the challenges of 2021 behind us. This year we will continue where we left off, ensuring all our customers in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne get the top quality plumbing services we’ve become renowned for here at Newman Plumbing. Continuing Covid-safe Practices The start of a New Year offers exciting opportunities to reflect on our past and look optimistically to our future.... View Article

Merry Christmas 2021!

December 10, 2021 10:35 am
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It’s been a long and challenging year, particularly for those of us living in Melbourne and enduring the world’s longest lockdown. However, we are now through the other side and although life may not be exactly as it was pre-covid, we are extremely thankful to have been able to service you throughout 2021 with our emergency plumbing services and of course, always practicing the highest safety standards as per our Local and National Governments. At Newman Plumbing, we will continue to implement strict safety and hygiene measures to ensure the safety of all our customers and staff as well as... View Article

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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