Tag Archive: Leaking Taps

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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

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

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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Excess Water Bill

August 10, 2011 10:33 pm
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How to read your water meter A customer we attended to this week in Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne asked a very common question. How do you read the water meter and make sense of it all? The customer was quite concerned about their water consumption because they had experienced a burst cold water pipe in their front yard a month ago and had just received their water bill! Most houses have there own meter. The water meter is usually located towards the front of the property, near the left or right boundary. In duplexes, flats or strata titled properties, there may be only one... View Article

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Leaking Hot Water Valve

July 1, 2011 10:36 am
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With the cold weather around, hot water units and ducted heating are working hard. It is important to maintain these appliances and ensure they don’t let you down. A customer in Balwyn experienced damage to their home due to a leaking pressure temperature relief valve on their mains pressure hot water unit. The hot water service was located on a blind side of their home and on the high side of the property. The valve had been leaking and discharging a lot of water over a considerable amount of time. The water was running under their home and pooling under the... View Article

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After Hours Emergency Call Out

June 2, 2011 1:48 am
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An emergency after hours call out was attended to last Friday night in Blackburn. A distressed customer rang with water streaming from their bathroom vanity. Our customer had serious concerns of the bathroom flooding and causing costly damage. We tended to the property in a prompt manner and alleviated the plumbing problems with the faulty bathroom tapware. Our customer was unaware how to isolate the water supply at their front water meter. It is important to know where you can turn the water off to your home. It is normally at the front water meter or an isolating valve at the... View Article

Showers wasting Water

May 27, 2011 2:22 am
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With the recent drought it is important to remain conscious about water conservation. We were working recently in a magnificent period home in Mont Albert where our customer was questioning their water bill and the amount of water being consumed. We carried out a water audit on the home where all the appliances and tap ware were identified for their consumption. With beautiful old style bathrooms with the larger style “gold plated shower roses”. It came to our attention that these shower roses were water wasters. Our customer was not about to remove them and replace them due to the look and integrity of... View Article

Leaking Taps

April 4, 2011 6:52 am
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A customer we were called out to in Templestowe was distressed with water flowing excessively from a basin tap. It was an after hours call out and the problem was a split washer that had been leaking a little bit for quite some time and finally it gave way and was flooding the bathroom. The home had quite high water pressure and the leaking tap had been ignored for some time. The faulty taps were repaired over the basin and an appointment was made during normal hours for a pressure reduction valve to be fitted to their main cold water supply. The... View Article