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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

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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

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Tree root intrusion into sewer drains and how to stop it.

April 16, 2012 6:25 am
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency stated in 1977 that: “Root intrusion is the single most destructive element facing sewer authorities.” Thirty five years on and the problem is still as pervasive, but a solution is at hand with the Sanafoam Vaporooter II foaming sewer root inhibitor. To understand how to control root intrusion into sewers we need to know why and how roots enter sewer pipes. Roots grow one cell at a time by splitting and growing in a process called hydrotropism. The hairs that form on the roots as they grow absorb moisture and nutrients. As the roots grow... View Article

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Why do drains block?

April 4, 2012 7:11 am
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The 5 most common causes for blocked drains   Blocked drains are a common and annoying problem experienced at some stage in most homes and businesses. There are a number of reasons that drains will block and often the immediate symptom of the blockage is treated and not the underlying cause is rectified. The most common causes of blockages are:   Foreign objects or debris Choked or blocked drainage can occur when foreign objects or materials such as hair or soaps, fats or food build up and become caught between the drainpipe and the pipes that flow underneath. Initially the... View Article

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Plumbing Blog by Helen Garner

March 8, 2012 9:50 am
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In researching our blogs we came across another article written by Helen Garner. We appreciate her support and sharing some plumbing information. Especially the recommendation at the bottom! Her Blog reads: Plumber A person who looks after and maintains pipes and fixtures is called a plumber. He either repairs or installs piping and other plumbing equipment, like taps, tubes, water heaters, toilets and toilet fixtures, etc. It is important that the pipes and drainage system are well in place, as it is a matter of not only convenience, but also hygiene and good health. About Plumbing Plumbing refers to the... View Article

Is your plumbing a shipwreck!

November 15, 2011 9:38 pm
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Quite often we tend to our customers needs where a little bit of maintenance could have prevented costly repairs. Whether it is a leaking valve on the side of a mains pressure hot water unit, blocked downpipes and storm water drains flooding around the home in a heavy rain event. Leaking taps that finally give up on a weekend causing a costly after hours call out. With a little bit of maintenance to plumbing appliances or services around the home you can avoid an inconvenient “shipwreck”. Checking the condition of the hot water service at the side of the home... View Article

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Water damage to foundations

November 11, 2011 3:06 am
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We recently cleared stormwater drains for a customer in Camberwell. The home was experiencing flooding under the house every time there was a decent rain. Unlike clearing a sewer drain, clearing a blocked stormwater drain can be quite extensive and costly as the drains can be blocked for quite some time before an owner notices the damage occurring and takes action. Our new customer was looking for a plumber in Camberwell and contacted Newman Plumbing. We advised our new customer of the problems and costs involved before commencing. It was quite a task as the drains had been blocked for some time. We were finally able to clear the stormwater... View Article

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Drains Blocked With Tree Roots and Dirt

September 22, 2011 4:50 am
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A customer in Canterbury was being flooded under their home every time there was a heavy rain event. We diagnosed the problem to actually be towards the front of the property. The drain was inspected by our drain camera where we were able to demonstrate the amount of tree root invasion that had occurred within their stormwater drain. There was a lot of fibreous tree roots upstream from the stormwater outlet which was located at the curbe and channel in the street. The stormwater drain was cleared by our water jet and further inspection of the drain could be made with our drain camera. After years... View Article