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Case Study: How a Balwyn Resident with a Water Leak Saved Bucket Loads by Hiring a Licensed Plumber

February 11, 2019 7:44 pm
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Leaking taps and showers are one of the most common plumbing issues around. While they may not seem like a big problem, a water leak left unchecked can cause hundreds of litres of water wastage each year. That’s a lot of extra cash wasted on (already expensive) water bills. The Importance of Fixing a Leaking Tap A few months back, Newman Plumbing was called out to a Balwyn residence to investigate a leaking tap. The Balwyn resident had noticed their water bills were inexplicably high in the last period and thought that the leaking tap might be the culprit. They... View Article

What to Look for when Purchasing New Tap Ware

November 5, 2018 2:33 pm
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Thinking about updating some taps or plumbing fixtures around your home? There have been a few changes recently in relation to purchasing and installing new tap ware, with one of the most important updates being the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) You can even compare some of the further changes with our previous Newman Plumbing blog post, Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards. The labelling to tap ware and plumbing products provide a mandatory efficiency star rating for specified water using products. The WELS Scheme applies to shower heads, tap equipment, flow controllers, toilets, urinals, clothes washing machines and dishwashers. So... View Article

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Why You Should Fix A Leaking Tap

August 10, 2018 9:37 am
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The sound of a leaking tap is one of the most niggling, annoying problems you can have around the house. Not only can it be quite distracting, but it can also be the cause of some costly issues down the track. In our busy lives, finding and fixing a leaking tap isn’t always high on the priority list but it really should be. Here are some of the reasons why. 1 – Save On Your Water Bill It’s not surprising to hear that leaking taps can add extra dollars to already expensive and ever rising water bills. It’s estimated that... 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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Replacing Plumbing Hoses to Plumbing Fixtures

November 23, 2017 9:59 am
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As the warmer weather sets in and summer only around the corner, the sound of running taps is rampant all across the country. The holiday season is approaching, and most of us are caught in a balancing act between finding ways to keep cool without blowing out our utility bills for the season. The Start of The Problem After a few years of rotating through keeping things not too hot or cold, we’re not the only ones getting worn down. One of the biggest hazards faced across Australia, especially in older properties, is the breakdown of plumbing hoses in the... 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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Water Saving Fixtures – Just How Important Are They?

September 26, 2017 1:47 pm
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Water is something that is essential for everyone in their day to day lives. From showering or washing and drinking to gardening and agricultural needs, water consumption is a concerning factor that needs to be addressed. For something that we use so frequently day to day, it’s surprising that we quite often take advantage of an extremely valuable resource that is far from infinite. You can take immediate action to reduce your water expenditure, whether you’re a homeowner, renter or in process of building or renovation of your home. Acknowledging and becoming more aware of personal habits in regards to... 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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Repairing leaking taps.

March 12, 2012 10:08 pm
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Leaking taps are a common household annoyance that can consume more than 27 litres per day with 100 drips per minute which is a huge 9,855 litres per year!  There are a number of reasons why a tap can drip, and although some are quite simple to fix, often the cause cannot be diagnosed without further investigation. In some States and Territories it is illegal to work on the plumbing systems and you need to be a licenced plumber to undertake plumbing work. Why do people need to be licenced to do plumbing work? Infrastructure that supplies essentials services, such as the sewer... 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