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Hot Water Problems In Kew

September 15, 2021 1:24 pm
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It’s probably fair to say that many of us pay little attention to our hot water heating system. It just sits there and does its job. Until it doesn’t. Suddenly, we’re faced with an anxious situation. In normal times, that’s bad enough, but during a Covid-19 lockdown scenario (something we are all too familiar with here in Melbourne), it’s easy to understand how this can become a major cause of stress and anxiety. That’s Our Starting Point This was the situation at a home in Kew recently. A family of six contacted us when they suddenly realised that their hot... View Article

A Faulty Hot Water Heater in Camberwell

August 11, 2021 11:05 am
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As experienced plumbers, we’ve received countless calls from the people of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. From worried home and business owners to cautious tenants, we always aim to assist our customers with the best plumbing services possible. A popular call for us to receive, are issues with hot water units, and the need for the services of an experienced plumber. This time, Camberwell was the location for one such recent call. On arrival, as with all call-outs, our Newman Plumbing professional first made sure that all was safe. This is a general safety precaution, as well as one in relation to... View Article

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Ducted Heating in Doncaster – Lessons Learnt

July 8, 2021 12:45 pm
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As local, family owned and operated plumbers, Melbourne’s eastern suburbs have been our area of operation for over three decades! We know that when you have a plumbing or ducted heating problem in your property, you need a quick, local, and professional solution. Here’s a case study of how Newman Plumbing did just that, for a local resident in Doncaster. From First Contact to Final Solution We received a call from an anxious client requiring a Doncaster plumber to deal with a problem with their ducted heating unit. Of course, they were keen for it to be quickly resolved. Our... View Article

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Urgent Hot Water Unit Replacement in Box Hill South

June 10, 2021 12:18 pm
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Why you should always have your hot water unit serviced by a professional plumber. All too often here at Newman Plumbing, we come across everyday plumbing services and appliances that wreak havoc on a household but could have been minimised or even preventable. Recently, we picked up the phone from a customer in Box Hill south with an urgent call regarding a leaking hot water unit. Given the urgency of the call, our Plumbers attended the property quickly to inspect the situation. We identified that the customer had allowed dirt to build up around the base of their hot water... View Article

Feeling the Pressure During Covid-19 Melbourne Lockdown

September 9, 2020 12:20 pm
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We’re all feeling the pressure during this current Melbourne Covid-19 lockdown, but it’s not just us – it’s also important household appliances that are expected to perform day in day out at an increased capacity. How do we know? Because we’re Licensed Plumbers who service the Melbourne eastern suburbs, and if there’s one thing that we’ve seen increase during lockdown, it’s the servicing and replacement of hot water units! Melbourne households rely greatly on their hot water units, especially during winter, but this winter has been a little more different than usual. With the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in place, more... View Article

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Help! My Gas Hot Water Unit Has Burst!

June 11, 2019 10:03 am
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One Saturday morning the phone was ringing here at Newman Plumbing. We picked up promptly to find that on the other end, was a distressed voice with an urgent call regarding a gas hot water unit. The new customer informed us that their gas hot water unit had burst! So, they gave Newman Plumbing a call due to our highly regarded services and positive reviews they had found on Google. While a burst gas hot water system is an emergency in any case, this situation was a little different. The hot water system resided in a rental property in the Melbourne... View Article

Shutting Down Your Hot Water Unit Ready for A Holiday

December 4, 2018 9:45 am
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The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, and a common question we get here at Newman Plumbing around this time of year is “Should I turn off my hot water unit when I go on holidays?”.  This is a perfectly relevant question as switching your hot water unit off could be a great way to save electricity and gas while you’re away. To assist in your decision, it’s a good idea to ask yourself the following questions: How long do you plan to be away from your residence? If you plan to be away for more than 2 weeks, then you... View Article

Case Study: Hot Water System Maintenance & Servicing – Templestowe Resident

October 5, 2018 11:45 am
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It can be hard to remember all of the things in your house that need regular maintenance. However, some are more important than others, and if you care about your water bill, being more environmentally friendly, and safety in your home, then your hot water unit needs to be at the top of the list. The importance of servicing your hot water unit A few months ago Newman Plumbing received a call from a customer in Templestowe asking us to come out to a property because they had an abnormally large water bill for that period. Our plumber found that... 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

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Beware of Your Bathroom!

March 21, 2018 6:48 pm
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Beware of Your Bathroom! The Room with the Biggest Risk for Hot Water Scalds and Burns Believe it or not, the bathroom is one of the most hazardous rooms in the house for babies, young children and the elderly. Why? Because this is where scalds and hot water burns can occur, as well as falls and drowning. To help reduce some of the risks associated with this, it is vital that new houses and where appropriate, renovations, should adhere to hot water temperatures of no more than 50 degrees at the basin, bath and shower. The only exceptions to this... View Article