Tag Archive: water leak

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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

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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

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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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

How to read your water meter

February 14, 2011 4:26 am
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A customer we attended to this week in Box Hill 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 leaking temperature relief valve on there mains pressure hot water unit. The valve was wasting a lot of water. We had replaced the faulty valve and tested the water supply lines for any further leaks. 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... View Article