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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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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

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

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards

November 23, 2011 5:19 am
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“You can save money, energy and water by using more efficient tap ware “ What is the WELS scheme? The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme requires certain water-using products to be labelled for water efficiency. The products covered under the scheme are clothes washing machines, dishwashers, showers, toilets, urinals and taps, with flow controllers optional. The scheme helps consumers make informed decisions when buying water-using products to save water and money. What does the WELS label mean? The WELS water rating label carries two important pieces of information to help consumers compare products: a one to six star rating on the... View Article

Is your plumbing a shipwreck!

November 15, 2011 9:38 pm
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Quite often we tend to our customers needs where a little bit of maintenance could have prevented costly repairs. Whether it is a leaking valve on the side of a mains pressure hot water unit, blocked downpipes and storm water drains flooding around the home in a heavy rain event. Leaking taps that finally give up on a weekend causing a costly after hours call out. With a little bit of maintenance to plumbing appliances or services around the home you can avoid an inconvenient “shipwreck”. Checking the condition of the hot water service at the side of the home... View Article

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Water damage to foundations

November 11, 2011 3:06 am
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We recently cleared stormwater drains for a customer in Camberwell. The home was experiencing flooding under the house every time there was a decent rain. Unlike clearing a sewer drain, clearing a blocked stormwater drain can be quite extensive and costly as the drains can be blocked for quite some time before an owner notices the damage occurring and takes action. Our new customer was looking for a plumber in Camberwell and contacted Newman Plumbing. We advised our new customer of the problems and costs involved before commencing. It was quite a task as the drains had been blocked for some time. We were finally able to clear the stormwater... View Article

Toilet Repairs

September 12, 2011 6:40 am
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Does your toilet need attention? At Newman Plumbing with our years of experience we service many brands of leaking toilets on a daily basis. Whether repairing or replacing toilets we always use parts from reliable manufacturers such as Caroma. Due to our experience in maintenance plumbing we know this is especially important when replacing toilets. We recommend these brands to our clients as it ensures that replacement parts will be readily available for any future maintenance. A new dual flush toilet professionally installed by qualified plumbers can save a lot of water over time. Like our Facebook page for updates... View Article

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Plumbing Valves

September 1, 2011 11:29 pm
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 Wise Old Owl When replacing hot water units, Newman Plumbing use the existing valves where possible. When new valves are required, we only use quality valves due to their proven reliability and service. Quality companies that stand by their products and warranty. One company we use is RMC valves due to their proven reliability and wide range of valves, including pressure and temperature relief valves, tempering valves and non return isolating valves to suit all requirements. Isolating valves and pressure reduction valves to protect dishwashers and other household appliances. These connection points are all common plumbing points where leaks can occur around the home so... View Article