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CO Awareness Week 2019

April 16, 2019 9:34 am
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Don’t be alarmed! Carbon monoxide awareness week arms homeowners with safety tips Carbon monoxide, also known as the silent killer, is to be brought under the spotlight between 29th April and 5th May, marking CO Awareness Week 2019. The campaign aims to shed light on the dangers and ill-effects this gas can bring to Australian households, urging families and individuals to educate themselves long before alarm bells start to ring. The truth is, CO poisoning can affect anyone at any time, and preventing deaths is as easy as taking a few precautions and knowing how to look out for the... View Article

How to Reduce Your Gas Bills

September 13, 2018 2:05 pm
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Higher than expected gas bills? Nothing can be more stressful than continually receiving soaring gas bills in the mail. While you might not be able to anything about the cost of the gas itself, your gas plumber can help you find out the contributing factors and advise you on ways to minimise your energy consumption. Here are some possible reasons for higher than expected gas bills and ideas on how you might be able to minimise them. 1. Setting a Comfortable Temperature What is a reasonable temperature for your home? We are all different, but by wearing appropriately warm or... View Article

Lighting Your Hot Water System

July 12, 2018 11:42 am
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You have just moved into your new home and you want a hot bath to reward yourself for all your hard work. Or, it could be that you’ve upgraded your existing hot water system. Either way, one of the most important installations you could face is lighting a hot water system. Lighting a new system can be intensive – so here is your best practice guide, taken from instructions supplied by reputable hot water system supplier AquaMax. Before lighting Make sure you fill the tank with water and switch on the water supply. This prevents serious damage to the storage... View Article

Carbon Monoxide – A Silent Killer

June 6, 2018 2:33 pm
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The cold Melbourne winter has arrived, and the heaters are being turned on! We are snuggling up with our families on lounge suites and enjoying the warmth our heaters exude. Everybody is safe and warm – but how safe are we really? Could your family be vulnerable to a silent killer? If your heater happens to run on gas, like many household heaters are, then your family could be vulnerable. When a gas appliance is working properly, with the correct oxygen mix, the burnt gas turns into water vapour (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Already present naturally in the atmosphere, neither... 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

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

Servicing Gas Appliances

February 17, 2012 5:30 am
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We were asked the other day by a customer in Balwyn about the servicing of gas appliances and the dangers of Carbon Monoxide {CO} poisoning. So we thought it was important to share some of the information involved. Within a gas appliance, the gas is regulated and passes through a fine injector in order to allow the correct proportion of gas and air to mix within the combustion chamber where the fuel is burned. The gas appliance has many safety measures to ensure that gas will not flow through the appliance until it is required and that it can be burned safely. When... View Article

Hot Water Tips

December 12, 2011 9:02 am
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How hot should the water be? Your hot water service has an adjustable thermostat suited to your hot water model. You may select the temperature suitable to you. Remember that if you operate the heater at low temperatures you may run out of hot water. On the other hand high water temperatures use more gas.                                    Not enough hot water? Is the  Temperature and Pressure Relief valve running at the side of the unit? Do you have the correct size heater for your requirements?... 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

Gas appliance servicing

June 15, 2011 5:19 am
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A customer this week in North Balwyn was let down by their ducted heating unit. The heating unit had not been serviced for some time and was in need of some care! With the cold winter months quickly upon us, the ducted heating unit and hot water unit at the side of the home is working hard. It pays to have your gas appliances serviced on a regular basis. Not just for the safety factor but also for an efficient and reliable appliance. There’s nothing worse than a cold shower first thing in the morning or no heating of an evening.... View Article