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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

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

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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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Forget Master Chef, here’s Master Plumber

June 8, 2011 10:28 pm
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This was an article that grabbed our attention this week. “There has been reality TV shows about chefs, fashion designers, singers, dancers, business people. Now it’s the plumbers turn! Young Talent of the year is a prime time BBC reality TV  show finding top young talent across the UK. Aimee Patterson has been revealed as the winner of the BBC3 Talent show Young Plumber of the year. The BBC series Young Talent of the Year, which first ran in 2009 celebrates dedicated young professionals who are devoted to perfecting their craft. There are five episodes, each of which focuses on... View Article

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Noisy Pipes

May 6, 2011 4:56 am
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Noisy pipes can make living around a plumbing system very annoying. Sometimes the pipes bang, sometimes they squeak, and sometimes they chatter! Water hammer is one reason pipes play their tunes, but it is not the only reason. Not all pipe noises are the same. The type of noise you hear gives a strong indication to the type of action that will be required to solve the problem. You must listen closely to the sound being made in order to diagnose the problems properly. Water hammer is the most common cause of noisy pipes. Banging pipes are a sure sign... 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

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Leaking Tap Issues

March 9, 2011 5:03 am
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A Customer in Burwood this week had several leaking taps throughout their home. The major leak was coming from a kitchen flickmixer tap which had seen its day! It was old and tired, so we replaced it with one of our quality chrome kitchen mixer taps. The new tap that we installed has a five year warranty on the taps cartridge and is suitable to the homes high water pressure and hot water temperature. We fitted some new isolating stops to both the hot and cold supply under the kitchen bench so our customer could turn off the water supply... View Article

Cold Water Supply

March 7, 2011 1:24 am
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We were called out earlier in the week to a burst pipe in Surrey Hills, where water was leaking behind an ice-maker fridge. The customers son could hear the fine spray of water and had the foresight to turn the mains cold water supply off at the isolation stop next to the water meter. The eleven year old boy was right on the money as there was a burst pipe behind the fridge. We removed the fridge and made the appropriate plumbing repairs, all along answering the inquisitive questions from the new found, up and coming plumber! It was great to see that the young... View Article