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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

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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

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Blocked Drains – Solve All Plumbing Issues with Newman Plumbing Services

August 26, 2014 1:44 am
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In this polluted world, admittance to water supply and basic hygiene systems is a necessary human need. Our plumbing professionals work in this industry to help you accomplish this goal. A professional plumber is an important person who specialises in the installation and restoration of pipes that are used to contain water, gas, sewage, and wastewater. This is collectively referred to as “plumbing”. Plumbers set up, refurbish, and preserve piping systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They also deal with gas lines for heating and cooking, and also engage in certification in heating and cooling systems as well. Our... View Article

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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

How to read your gas meter.

April 23, 2012 12:29 am
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A customer we attended to this week in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, asked a very common question… How do I read the gas meter and make sense of it all?       Our customer was concerned about their gas consumption and the energy efficiency of their gas appliances. Most homes have their own gas meter. The gas meter is usually located towards the front of the home. In duplexes, flats or strata titled properties the gas meters can be located towards the front of the property and grouped together. In all situations it is good to know which... View Article

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Blocked Drain Pipe Solutions

April 17, 2012 1:14 am
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Preventative maintenance is the key to blocked, slow drains and waste pipes around the home or office. Whether its a gurgling basin, shower or kitchen sink, the simple plunger is the easiest solution. This will help alleviate the immediate problem, but an ongoing maintenance program will ensure trouble free drains and waste pipes around the home or office. A chocked up sink or basin is not only annoying but the perfect environment with soiled surfaces for germs along with micro organism like salmonella which might be the explanation for bad aromas in the home or office. The difference in some... View Article