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Blocked House Drains

April 18, 2011 7:19 am
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It pays to have your sewerage and storm water drains checked on an annual basis. Especially if your home has a history of drainage problems. Root growth and blockages can cause extensive damage that may mean drain excavation and replacement if not maintained. Maintenance is a much cheaper option than the result of major excavation due to broken drains and the damage they can cause to foundations, concrete driveways and landscaping around your home. If your sink drains are chronically slow and you live in an older home, the problem may be an accumulation of grease and sludge in the lines. No amount of... View Article

Water damage to building foundations

March 21, 2011 4:07 am
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We recently cleared stormwater drains for a customer in Kew. 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. They were looking for a plumber in Kew and contacted Newman Plumbing. We advised the 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... View Article

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Tree Root Invasion

March 3, 2011 4:18 am
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A customer in Hawthorn East was being flooded under their home every time there was a heavy rain event. We diagnosed the problem to actually be towards the front of the property. The drain was inspected by our drain camera where we were able to demonstrate the amount of tree root invasion that had occurred within their stormwater drain. There was a lot of fibreous tree roots upstream from the stormwater outlet which was located at the curbe and channel in the street. The stormwater drain was cleared by our water jet and further inspection of the drain could be made with our... View Article

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Blocked Stormwater Drain

February 20, 2011 10:00 pm
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A customer in Hawthorn this week that we serviced had experienced a severe flooding in the front part of their home. The flooding was due to heavy rain and a blocked stormwater drain. The stormwater was unable to discharge and backed up and into the roof area. The water damage to the internal ceiling and carpets was extensive. The downpipe at the front corner of the home was the main problem area. The downpipe was removed to gain access to the stormwater drains where it was revealed to be blocked by a large amount of tree roots, leaves and dirt build up. The latest technology water jet used... View Article

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Clearing a Stormwater Drain with a Water Jet

February 9, 2011 3:37 am
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A Customer in the east Melbourne suburb of Kew contacted us this week due to flooding that had occurred outside their home. The flooding took place at the rear around the pool area. They have an inground pool with extensive tile paving and landscaping. The paved area drained to a central small grate within the large paved area. It became obvious to us after trying to clear the stormwater drain from this small grate that there was a large amount of dirt and silt build up. It would suggest that a lot of tile grout and silt had been washed down the drain during... View Article

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Pipe Locator to the Rescue

December 8, 2010 5:48 am
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A new customer in Kew this week was saved by the pipe locator! The case of the missing inspection opening was solved this week thanks to modern technology. Our new customer had experienced several raw sewerage blockages over the years. The time between each blockage was becoming shorter and shorter. It was approximately nine months since they had experienced their last plumbing disaster where raw sewerage was running down the side of their home! The owner was quite distressed with the situation at hand and this time contacted Newman Plumbing to tend to their concerns. The drains had been previously cleared by... View Article