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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

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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

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4 QUICK HOT WATER TIPS

January 30, 2015 10:53 am
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Everybody uses hot water and as a property owner, you’ll most likely want to get the most out of your hot water system for the longest time possible. No matter if you have electric, gas or solar, the below hot water tips will come in very handy. 1.          LISTEN TO YOUR HOT WATER SYSTEM Literally, if you listen to your hot water system and hear an unusual sound, contact your hot water repairs plumber immediately. Even if you’re not sure if you hear anything out of the ordinary or not, it’s also best to contact your plumber for reassurance or... View Article

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Help! There’s No Hot Water!

October 24, 2014 1:45 am
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It’s happened to almost all of us. We wake up in the morning and head into the bathroom for a nice hot shower in order to wake ourselves up and get ready for the day ahead, when…. there’s no hot water! As we stand there freezing, playing around with the tap faucets ready to scream the house down – there are a few things that you can check first: If your house runs on a gas hot water system with a pilot light, then ensure that this light is on Double check that your hot water heater’s temperature settings have... 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