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Blocked Drains – 3 Common Causes and How to Fix Them

July 28, 2014 4:01 am
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Blocked drains occur all over Melbourne every day through various homes and offices, but what causes these blocks and how you do fix them once and for all? Here are 3 common causes for those annoying blocked drains: 1. Rain, Wind or Stormy Weather Living in Melbourne can bring about extreme weather changes in no time. It is these times that you have to look out for as heavy rain and wind can cause leaves, dirt and other debris to block those drains right up.   The solution: Ensure your drain pipes are checked regularly to avoid build up.    ... View Article

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The Importance of Plumbing Services

July 1, 2014 4:08 am
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The importance of quality plumbing services tends to go un-noticed in this modern day and age. However, there is a lot more to plumbing than meets the eye. Plumbing consists of a network of intricate pipes, all serving a different purpose to ensure that your household or office maintains its flow of fresh water throughout its taps, toilets and showers. More often than not, the average person will not notify a plumber unless something is seriously wrong with their plumbing, or if they themselves have tried to fix a plumbing issue with no success. This is not always best practise,... View Article

Hot Water Expansion Control Valve

March 21, 2014 12:30 am
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Do we need an Expansion Control Valve and what is it? In many areas of Australia the water quality differs. South Australia, Western Australia and other areas where scaling water are present, a Expansion Control Valve is fitted to the cold water main supply line to the hot water heater unit. The Expansion Control Valve may discharge a small quantity of water from its drain during the heating period instead of the Pressure Temperature Relief Valve on the hot water heater.The expansion control valve should be checked for its performance at the regular service intervals of your hot water unit.... View Article

Is it time to service our Hot Water unit?

March 18, 2014 3:02 am
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Servicing and maintaing gas appliances around your home such as ducted heating units, gas cookers and hot water units is a great way to keep your family safe as well as ensuring your gas appliances are working efficiently and don’t let you down!Checking and servicing your gas hot water unit, heating and other gas appliances can save you money and provide appliance reliability for your home. Melbourne plumbing services, Newman Plumbing are licensed gas fitters and can assist with gas servicing and installation of gas appliances.Regular maintenance and servicing is recommended for safe and efficient gas appliances around the home.There... View Article

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Detecting a water leak.

February 5, 2014 2:11 am
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Could you have a water leak at home ? If you have received a water bill that is higher than usual, this could be the result of a leak on your property or within your home. Water leaks can be any of the following: Dripping hot or cold taps Leaking/running toilet cistern Burst water pipe under the house or underground in the garden Faulty appliances including; hot water solar panels, hot water systems and evaporative coolers New installed, faulty or incorrectly programmed sprinkler dripper systems All of the leaks above will have an effect on your water bill. Even small... View Article

Detecting a gas leak

January 31, 2014 11:39 am
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Servicing and maintaining gas appliances around your home is a great way to keep your family safe as well as ensuring your appliances are working correctly. Checking and servicing your hot water service, heating and other gas appliances also can save you money. Melbourne plumbing services, Newman Plumbing are licensed gasfitters and can assist in all gas servicing and installation of appliances. In the case of a gas leak, natural gas has a distinct smell. This could be coming from a plumbing joint on an old galvanised gas line or an appliance connection nearby. The appliance itself could be faulty. ... View Article

Melbourne Hot Water Repairs

October 8, 2013 11:33 pm
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Busy and flat out looking for a Melbourne Hot Water repair plumber? Welcome to Newman Plumbing. Regular maintenance and repairs ensure long service from your homes hot water unit. As they say “prevention is the best cure” and this is where a professional plumbing service can advise and repair your homes hot water unit. There are many aspects to the homes hot water service and plumbing that can become a safety hazard. Do you know what the different valves are and what to do in an emergency? What to do to maintain your hot water unit? When you are having... View Article

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Melbourne Blocked Drains

October 8, 2013 11:32 pm
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Looking for a blocked drain specialist with years of experience? Newman Plumbing has been servicing the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for over 30 years. Melbourne blocked drains can be caused by many factors such as tree roots in drains, sludge, grease buildup, cracked, bellied or collapsed pipes are just a few of the causes of drains overflowing. Our Blocked Drain Pipe Specialists can clear most Melbourne blocked drains. Toilets Sinks, Kitchen, Laundry, Basin Shower, Bath, Floor waste Back yard sewer points, overflow grates Sewer pipes Stormwater Drains and pipes Some symptoms of slow and blocked drains, waste pipes and sewers... View Article

Is it time to service our heater?

July 31, 2013 5:16 am
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To ensure peace of mind and to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning occurring in your home, a regular service of home heating appliances is great advice!  It’s a small investment to keep you and your family safe. It is recommended that home heating and gas appliances are tested at two year intervals to ensure appliances are operating correctly. A heating appliance that is not burning correctly can produce Carbon Monoxide.   What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a natural compound.  It is naturally found in the atmosphere and is produced in small amounts by living organisms.  It is also produced from... View Article

Waste Pipe Maintenance Solutions

October 8, 2012 11:23 pm
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The above ground drainage system or “waste pipes” that connect fixtures such as basins and sinks to the sewer connection points need to be maintained. The first thing water does as it goes down the plughole is to pass around a range of bends that form a small trap of water. That’s the “P” or “S” trap that you see in the cupboard in the bathroom or kitchen. Why is the trap there? It’s not there to catch your wedding ring although this has saved many customers rings! It’s purpose is to provide a small amount of water between the room... View Article