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How to Transform Your Kitchen and Bathroom on a Budget

May 11, 2023 2:27 pm
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With the ongoing cost of living continuing to increase, it’s always a bonus when you can find ways to improve your living space without breaking the bank. Here at Newman Plumbing, we understand this growing trend among consumers and are here to let you know a great way to transform your kitchen or bathroom without breaking the bank – all whilst increasing efficiency of your plumbing. In our latest blog post, we explore the solution of updating your tap fittings and fixtures. It’s affordable, efficient and can add the right touch to your home in no time. Read on to... View Article


How To Accurately Read Your Water Meter

August 11, 2022 9:40 am
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If you ever find yourself wondering how much water you’re using, are worried about a possible leaking tap, or want to try and be more environmentally friendly, accurately reading your water meter can help. However, many people don’t even know where their water meter is located, how to read it, and how to turn it off when there’s a problem. Read on to learn more. Locating Your Water Meter The first step in being able to accurately read your water meter, is to locate it. As is the case with most properties in Melbourne, you’ll likely find your water meter... View Article


Is A Leaking Tap Dangerous?

May 10, 2022 4:24 pm
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When you have a leaking tap, it can be tempting to just leave it as it is in the short term. After all, a leaking tap can’t do much damage to your property, right? Wrong! Find out more about the dangers of a leaking tap below. Structural Damage If your leaking tap is left unattended for too long, it can place more strain on your pipes and if you get a blockage in your sink, it may even overflow! Let’s say you go on holiday or away for a few days and your sink has overflowed. This can cause structural... View Article

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Water Insurance Claims Remain High Despite Working From Home

February 9, 2022 10:39 am
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With the Covid-19 global pandemic forcing more and more people to work from home, the need for regular home maintenance has experienced a similar increase. This specifically includes water damage affecting the homes of Australian workers, leading to an increase in water insurance claims. At Newman Plumbing, we’ve also noticed this trend servicing the homes of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Our professional team is always here to help with any plumbing related issues, and with our latest blog post, we’re here to provide some ways that residents in Melbourne can avoid these issues: What’s Happening? Despite more people being home and... View Article

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Leaking Tap: Lessons Learnt in Balwyn North

March 5, 2021 1:39 pm
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We all know that ignoring small problems can lead to big trouble, but a leaking tap is often overlooked for far too long. Suffering through incessant dripping may be something you can justify, but the increased risk to your home and health are not. Worse still, is the scenario that proud new homeowners were faced with when moving into their Balwyn North home. The new owners were unaware of the leaking kitchen tap and found out the hard way when their kitchen become flooded. Thankfully, they picked up the phone and gave us a call. As experienced and qualified local... View Article

Tap Repairs in Mont Albert North

November 12, 2019 9:34 am
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One Tuesday evening, we received a call at Newman Plumbing regarding a shower mixer that was leaking in a household bathroom. The customer had searched Google for a local plumber in Mont Albert North, and saw Newman Plumbing’s quality reviews and website and called us immediately. We were able to advise the customer over the phone on how to isolate her water supply and get the situation under control. Through our thorough phone support, this customer was able to avoid an afterhours call out and continue her evening. Our customer appreciated the time spent over the phone to help her... View Article


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

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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... View Article