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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2020

April 27, 2020 9:16 am
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As we enter the annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (27 April – 3 May 2020), the team here at Newman Plumbing thought that we would give a reminder as to what this event is and why it is so important. Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is an annual national event run by the Chase and Tyler Foundation raising awareness of fuel-burning appliance safety across Australia reducing illness, injury and death by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon Monoxide is a toxic gas with fumes that are impossible to see, taste or smell. It is often referred to as... View Article

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Environmentally Friendly & Cost-Effective Plumbing Solutions

March 12, 2020 1:59 pm
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Newman Plumbing prides itself on providing quality services and solutions to our valued customers and have done for over thirty years!   There are a variety of plumbing jobs that we provide plumbing services for to our customers, where we need to come up with prompt and reliable solutions for our customers plumbing concerns. The types of jobs that we attend to can vary from: changing over a kitchen mixer tap and other household tap ware to water saving fixtures servicing and replacing mains pressure hot water units that have let our customers down and replacing units to highly efficient... 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

Noisy Plumbing and Water Supply to Your Home

April 14, 2018 2:56 pm
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Experiencing annoying water “hammer like” noises within your home’s plumbing? You’re not alone and rest assured, it can be easily fixed with the assistance of an experienced and licensed plumber. All too often, handy men and women around the house or even inexperienced plumbers can be the cause of faulty, poorly performing and noisy plumbing. In fact, the maximum static pressure at any plumbing outlet within your home should not exceed 500 kpa. The best method to check this is to connect a correctly calibrated pressure gauge to the meter outlet at the property boundary. The static pressure that is... View Article

Choose Quality Plumbing Services

February 16, 2018 11:22 am
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  While it’s great to be able to DIY around the house, it’s important to know when you should call in the professionals. Licensed plumbers know how to install your plumbing supplies expertly and in a way that ensures you don’t void your warranty conditions. Purchasing quality products from a reputable retailer is one important step in home repairs and renovations that shouldn’t be overlooked. Ensuring these products are not just installed by a professional but also maintained by one is just as vital. Choosing Quality Products Choosing high-quality products from a reputable supplier ensures longevity and means you face fewer... 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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What does the Plumbers Call-Out Fee Cover?

February 27, 2015 12:08 pm
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While not everyone may be thrilled to be invoiced for a plumbing ‘call-out fee’, it is essential for any local plumber who intends to stay in business and deliver a high quality plumbing service to customers. Most plumbing call-out Fees generally cover the following items: – The time required to reach your location – The fuel costs of travelling to your location – Plumbing vehicle maintenance to ensure efficient service – Insurances – Fees to ensure Plumbing Licenses are kept up to date e.g. Newman Plumbing is a member of the Master Plumbers Association – General administration e.g. invoicing and... 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