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Drains Blocked With Tree Roots and Dirt

September 22, 2011 4:50 am
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A customer in Canterbury 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 drain camera. After years... View Article

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Drain Camera Solutions

July 22, 2011 6:51 am
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With the use of modern technology such as drain camera’s and pipe locator’s you can save a lot of money avoiding unnecessary excavations and damage to landscaped gardens. Melbourne residents are able to use this latest technology to assess the condition and any problem areas within their drains and sewer pipes in their property. A lot of our customers assume that the cause of an overflowing sewer drain is something has been flushed down the drain and blocked the pipe. Most of the time the cause of such drain blockages can actually be confirmed to be tree root infiltration in the old... View Article

Sanafoam Vaporooter Blog

May 23, 2011 3:27 am
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We normally research and construct our own blogs at Newman Plumbing to put up on our website. We came across a blog that was written about us and our services so we thought we would share this with you; Sanafoam Vaporooter blog written by Helen Garner. One of the things that plumbers find essential in their maintenance and repairs of water pipes is a device called the Sanafoam Vaporooter. It is used by many plumbers as an effective method of getting rid of plant roots that sprout up inside the water pipes, as most are laid underground in the paths... View Article

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Tree roots in sewer drains

May 11, 2011 4:07 am
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Blocked Sewer Drains, What a nightmare! Nobody likes blocked sewer drains. Everything in the household may be put out of action as a result of this kind of blockage. If left unattended and ignored the problem only becomes worse. But with the right equipment and know how the problem can be resolved in a prompt and efficient manner. A customer in Surrey Hills was relieved with the technology and specialised equipment that was used by Newman Plumbing to clear their drains. With an established garden and narrow pathways to their period style home, it was modern equipment that prevailed. The old earthenware drains were... View Article

Sanafoam Vaporooter Treatment

April 28, 2011 12:58 am
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  One of the services that Newman Plumbing provide is the licensed application of Sanafoam Vaporooter. Vaporooter pioneered the chemical root control industry over 40 years ago to extend the useful life of sewer systems while eliminating maintenance costs. Vaporooter foam is a unique combination of herbicides that is placed in sewer lines to kill roots on contact and inhibit future root growth. Only roots within the pipe and a very short distance outside the pipe are affected; trees and shrubs immediately above ground are not harmed. Vaporooter is composed of: A herbicide which penetrates root cell walls and then... 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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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

Another Happy Customer

October 29, 2010 7:34 am
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Last Week, Newman Plumbing had an enquiry from a homeowner in Canterbury who had a potential very costly problem with blocked sewer drains. After being advised to fix the problem would require relining of the sewer pipes costing many 1000s of dollars the Homeowner decided to get a second opinion from Newman Plumbing Pty Ltd as they had heard of the Sanofoam Vaporooter System being used by Newman Plumbing. After clearing the blockage Newman Plumbing used the Diagnostic Drain Camera to inspect the pipes and were able to show the homeowner via a DVD that on this occasion the pipes... View Article

Servicing the Eastern Suburbs

October 25, 2010 5:38 am
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Newman Plumbing Pty Ltd have been providing prompt and reliable service to all calls 7 days a week since 1988. Those services have included General Plumbing Maintenance, Hot Water Units, Leaking Taps/toilets together with blocked Sewer Drain Control and maintenance solutions. There is three main pieces of equipment utilised for Sewer Drain Control and maintenance services by Newman Plumbing. The Water Jet Drain Cleaner is used to clear all Drain Blockages. The Diagnostic Drain Camera inspects the pipes and provides a DVD to confirm and advise the best course of action for the future. And lastly the Sanafoam Vaporooter System... View Article