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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

Case Study: Cleaning Storm Water Drains in Kew

June 9, 2020 8:58 am
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If you live in Melbourne, then you are likely to be familiar with how the rain can affect local drains and downpipes – and not in a good way! Take one of our latest examples from a customer in Kew. They made the call to Newman Plumbing (as they had been recommended by another local) and told us all about the damp and flooding issues underneath their house. We turned up to the customer’s house in our Newman Plumbing ute, fully equipped with our drainage camera and plumbing equipment so that we could locate and diagnose the issue. First of... View Article

Templestowe Plumbing Callout

February 11, 2020 1:08 pm
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Over the past 30+ years, Newman Plumbing has had the pleasure of servicing many customers in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, some of which we have helped more than once. This is in part due to our Newman Plumbing stickers that we place on old appliances so that customers have an easy point of reference to get back in touch with us when their next service is due. Recently we were called out to an oddly familiar residence in Templestowe, only to discover that there was a Newman Plumbing sticker on the hot water unit that must have been around 20 years... View Article

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Sewer Blockage and Plumbing Maintenance: Balwyn North Case Study

July 9, 2019 1:33 pm
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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


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

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What’s in Store at Newman Plumbing in 2018?

January 29, 2018 10:40 am
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2018 is already proving to be another big year for Newman Plumbing! This year, as we approach our company’s 30th birthday, we’re looking forward to continuing to provide quality plumbing services to local residents across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. From restoring blocked drains to fixing leaking taps, we will continue to put customer service and quality first. In the last few weeks, we attended the home of a client who needed a mixer tap replaced in their three-year-old kitchen. We provided the client with a brand new quality mixer tap and facilitated the professional installation of this tap in the client’s... View Article

Save The Environment, And Your Hip Pocket Just in Time for Christmas!

October 18, 2017 2:05 pm
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Water wastage in Australia is a big deal, not just for the environment, but also for your hip pocket. With the cost of living ever increasing, every drop of water from a leaking tap, wonky faucet or damaged hot water heater is a drain on your finances. Fortunately, unlike most things in life, there is an easy solution, one your local Newman Plumbing team can provide for you. Melbourne’s eastern suburbs get their water from the ash forests in the Yarra Ranges; however, like any of the country’s water supplies, it is under threat. As we head into the hotter months of... View Article

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Drain Cleaning for a Well-Oiled System

March 27, 2015 12:50 pm
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Like any system, your drains need ongoing maintenance to ensure they continue flowing smoothly. Perhaps it is because they tend to be ‘out of sight, out of mind’, many people tend to neglect their drainage system until it becomes a serious (and costly) issue. Here we look at some of the ways that you can keep your drains running clearly and smoothly. Understanding the early warning signs to help you avoid serious issues Knowing when your drains need some extra attention can go a long way in avoiding more serious and frustrating problems. Listen out for gurgling in your pipes... View Article

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The Electric Eel

December 23, 2014 9:54 am
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What is an Electric Eel? While it might sound like something you’d find at the bottom of a dark pond, The Electric Eel is a great little tool that we sometimes use to free up blocked drains around Melbourne. The Electric Eel unblocks drains and sewers with its cables that spin around inside the drain and rub against the pipe – similar to the motion of an eel. Over time and due to its heavy duty workload, these cable sections and cutters are vulnerable to breakages. It is for this reason that we always implement best practice protocol and replace the cables... View Article