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Explore our archive of blog articles, where we discuss various plumbing related issues that you may be facing. You’ll also find helpful tips and advice that will be of assistance.

Google reviews for plumbers? Trust Newman and Barker Plumbing

Plumbers and the power of Google reviews: can you trust them?

In today’s digital age, online reviews have become a pivotal element in consumer decision-making. For industries like plumbing, where trust and reliability are paramount, platforms like Google reviews can significantly influence a customer’s choice. But the pressing question remains: Can you trust these reviews? The impact of Google reviews on the plumbing industry Google reviews are an…
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Essential winter plumbing checklist for Sydney homes

From preventing frozen pipes to optimising hot water usage, taking proactive steps can save you from costly repairs and inconvenience. Follow our comprehensive winter plumbing checklist tailored for Australian conditions. Insulate exposed pipes In regions where temperatures drop significantly during winter nights, exposed pipes are susceptible to freezing. Insulate any outdoor or exposed pipes with…
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Unlocking comfort: A Comprehensive Guide to Gas Plumbing Services

Gas appliances play a pivotal role in modern living. From stovetops to water heaters, they keep our homes comfortable and efficient. However, proper installation and timely repairs are crucial for safety and performance. Gas appliance installation and repairs At Newman and Barker Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being your trusted plumbing, gas and hot water experts.…
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Newman and Barker Plumbing – the secret to the perfect lawn

If you’re dreaming of a pristine lawn, look no further than Newman and Barker Plumbing. Our custom irrigation systems and professional plumbing services are the key to achieving the lawn you’ve always wanted. But not all irrigation systems are created equal. A one-size-fits-all approach can lead to overwatering or underwatering, both of which can harm…
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Beyond pipes: Newman & Barker Plumbing’s excavation services explained

Newman and Barker Plumbing doesn’t stop at traditional plumbing services; we offer excavation works with our own excavator for hire. In this blog, we’ll take you through the various excavation services we provide, from sewer pipe dig-ups to preparing sites for shed slabs and footpaths. Learn how our competitive rates and fully licensed operators make…
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Hot water wisdom: your guide to a cosy home

Imagine waking up to a chilly morning, craving nothing more than a warm, soothing shower to kickstart your day. Newman and Barker Plumbing understands that struggle and is here to rescue you from the icy embrace of cold water. We’re your go-to experts for all things hot water systems. Perfecting your hot water setup At…
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The importance of 24/7 emergency plumbing services

From burst pipes and gas leaks to blocked drains, toilets that won’t flush and hot water system breakdowns, these issues can disrupt your daily life and cause significant stress. At Newman and Baker Plumbing, we understand that plumbing emergencies don’t follow a 9-to-5 schedule. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services to ensure that…
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Backflow testing: protecting your water supply

n the world of plumbing, ensuring the safety and purity of your water supply is paramount. One essential service that can help maintain the integrity of your water system is backflow testing, provided by the experts at Newman and Barker Plumbing. In addition to backflow testing, they offer a range of services including thermostatic mixing…
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Cutting-edge trends in pool plumbing: Innovations for modern homes

Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means it’s time to dust off the pool furniture, inflate the pool floats and enjoy some refreshing dips in the pool. At Newman and Barker Plumbing, we’re always on the lookout for the latest advancements in plumbing technology to help make your pool…
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Choosing the right septic system for your rural property – a simple guide

Living in a picturesque rural area around Sydney offers many advantages – fresh air, open spaces and the serenity of nature. However, with these benefits come responsibilities, such as managing your wastewater efficiently. Unlike city dwellers who are connected to a municipal sewer system, rural homeowners often rely on septic systems. But how do you…
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Sustainable pool plumbing: eco-friendly choices for environmentally conscious construction

In an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront of societal consciousness, the construction industry is embracing sustainable practices to minimise its ecological footprint. This shift towards eco-consciousness extends to every facet of construction, including pool plumbing. Newman and Barker Plumbing is a leader in the field, delivering innovative and eco-friendly solutions that align…
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Plumbing Solutions for Rural Areas: Eco-Friendly Advantages

In rural areas, where natural resources are often more vulnerable, adopting environmentally friendly plumbing products can have significant benefits. Newman and Barker Plumbing, a trusted name in Sydney’s plumbing industry, recognises the importance of sustainability and offers a wide range of eco-friendly solutions. Conservation of water resources Water scarcity is a pressing issue in many…
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Plumbing Problems in Sydney: Top 5 and Prevention Tips

As a homeowner in Sydney, it’s important to be aware of the most common plumbing problems that occur and take proactive measures to prevent them. In this article, we will discuss the top 5 most common plumbing problems in Sydney and provide practical tips on how to avoid them, ensuring a smooth and stress-free plumbing…
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Plumbing Problems on Rural Properties: Fixes & Tips

Rural plumbing problems can be a frustrating and costly experience for homeowners. From clogged drains to leaky pipes, finding a quick fix can be a daunting task. In this blog, we will look at some of the most common rural plumbing problem and provide practical solutions to fix them. Low water pressure Low water pressure…
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Emergency Plumber in Campbelltown: How to Find the Best

Whether you need an emergency plumber, a gas plumber, pool plumber or hot water system installation and repairs, it’s important to know what to look for in a plumber. Look for a plumber who offers 24/7 emergency services, is licensed and insured for gas plumbing, has experience in hot water system installation and repairs, and…
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How to Upgrade Your Pool Plumbing for Maximum Efficiency?

Having a pool is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and cool off during the hot summer months. However, maintaining a pool can be costly, especially when it comes to pool plumbing. Upgrading your pool plumbing is a great way to save money on maintenance and increase the efficiency of your pool. Here are…
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Septic Tanks, Water Tanks & Filters: Ask a Rural Plumber

Rural properties require special treatments and services. Whether you require a septic tank, water tank, drainage repair or an entire irrigation system, the rural plumbing experts at Newman and Barker Plumbing are ready to help. Read on to find out more about our rural plumbing services. Septic tanks – an affordable way to manage your…
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5 Reasons to Hire a Reliable Emergency Plumber in Sydney

Plumbing problems can occur at any time of the day or night. When you have a blocked sewer, clogged drain, water leak, burst pipe or a toilet that isn’t working, you will need to call a reliable emergency plumbing service. Many professional plumbers are available around the clock and are there for you when you…
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The Most Common Swimming Pool Plumbing Issues

Swimming pools are awesome additions to any home, offering hours of relaxation and fun. Unfortunately, like everything of value, pools require maintenance and occasional plumbing repairs. Sometimes it is an easy DIY fix such as correcting a chemical imbalance. Other times, you may need to call a professional plumber with the know-how and the right…
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Renewing and Repairing Your Drainage System After Heavy Rain and Flooding

Does your property constantly flood every time it rains? Perhaps you need to repair or renew your drainage system. Heavy, sudden rains can lead to serious plumbing with plumbing and drain systems, especially if your property is not properly equipped to manage the steady water intake. Our plumbing experts at Newman and Barker Plumbing can…
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Why you Need a Licensed Plumber for Your Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations?

Renovations are a fantastic way to add value to your home instead of moving and spending all that money on stamp duty and commissions. While you may be tempted to save even more dollars by doing the plumbing work yourself, it could be unsafe and unlawful. A faulty DIY job can also cause problems down…
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8 Signs Your Hot Water System Needs to be Repaired or Replaced

When your hot water suddenly stops working, it can come as a shock. Checking the hot water system is rarely thought about until something fails. Our emergency plumbing experts at Newman and Barker Plumbing outline the signs your hot water system needs to be repaired or replaced. 1. Lukewarm or cold water No hot water…
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9 Tips for Emergency Plumbing Situations

A plumbing emergency can happen any time. Regardless of whether you are a homeowner or tenant, it is essential that you know what to do in an emergency plumbing situation. Our emergency plumbing service at Newman and Barker Plumbing shares our top 9 tips. 1. Burst pipe A burst pipe is a major plumbing emergency.…
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Why you Might Have Low Water Pressure

Water is necessary for so many of our daily activities and to have it reduced to a dribble is frustrating. Our experts at Newman and Barker Plumbing explain why you might have low water pressure and suggest ways to get your water freely flowing again. Where is the origin of your low water pressure? The…
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How to Pick the Right Hot Water Systems for Your Home and Lifestyle

Hot running water is one of life’s little luxuries, especially relished in winter for relaxing, warm showers and baths. The most suitable and reliable hot water system for you will depend on many factors so ensure that you do your homework and know what all your options are. What is the best hot water system…
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Hot Water System Maintenance Tips

Your hot water system is one of the most important and hardest working appliances in your home. It’s crucial for everything from doing the dishes to showering. Ensuring your hot water system is well maintained can prevent costly breakdowns. We share our tips to help you keep your hot water system running efficiently. Your hot…
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Tips for Renovating Your Bathroom

As a place that you and your family need to use, possibly multiple times on a daily basis, your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. Get your renovations right and you’ll have a space that sparkles. Get it wrong and you’ll end up with an awkward room that is not…
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Tips on Choosing a Professional Qualified Plumber

When an emergency strikes, and you need a plumber fast, make sure you take some time out to ensure you’re in the best possible hands. Spending a few extra minutes hunting around for a professional qualified plumber could be the difference between a great repair job and a job that will give you ongoing headaches.…
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The Benefits of Opting For Gas Appliances

Gas is a low cost, low carbon and convenient fuel of choice for Australian consumers when it comes to cooking, hot water and winter heating. What’s more, the environment needs to be considered more than ever in the current climate, and gas-fired appliances are proven contributors to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and are efficient and…
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Gas vs Electrical Hot Water Systems: Finding the Best Fit for Your Property

As a general overview, gas vs electric hot water systems differ in installation costs and long-term expenses. Gas systems may be pricier initially but are more economical over time. Additionally, they’re environmentally friendlier, emitting fewer greenhouse gases. Here’s how they typically operate: Electric hot water system An electric hot water system is usually a tank…
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Common Plumbing Issues That You Should Never Ignore

By ignoring common plumbing issues at home and not getting them fixed or serviced, you may find yourself caught up with more serious (and more expensive) problems in the future. This is why opting for regular plumbing services and maintenance is a wise choice.  To help you get your plumbing work in check, our team…
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Common Hot Water Repairs and System Upgrades to Get for Winter

As winter is fast approaching, many Australian homeowners are keen to prepare their homes and spaces for the cooler months to come. A functioning hot water system is crucial for a smooth-running household in winter. Watch for signs of needed repairs or maintenance.  Here at Newman & Barker Plumbing, we understand the need for reliable…
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Common Causes of Clogged Drains

Clogged or blocked drains and pipes will always start as small issues. However, these minor issues can speedily escalate into much larger problems. Many causes of clogged drains will eventually lead to sewage backup, flooding, corrosion and water drainage, resulting in extreme and costly repairs. Preventing blocked drains starts with the knowledge of how they’re becoming…
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What are the Signs and Causes of a Burst Water Pipe?

Sometimes you may not even know you have a water leak or burst water pipe until you receive your water bill. That shock of seeing the price skyrocket from the last bill is truly dreadful. It is, however, a clear indication that you have a serious problem on hand. Here are the signs to look…
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Main Reasons to Call a 24/7 Emergency Plumber

Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time and, unfortunately, they can happen at the most inconvenient of times too. Whether your toilet is clogged or there is a leak in your piping system – it is worth knowing which plumber you can turn to in a moment of crisis. It is even more important to…
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What plumbing issues to look out for when buying a home

Buying a new home is undoubtedly a stress inducing time. Yes, there will be excitement involved, but the inevitable truth is that there are so many factors to consider when house hunting. One of those factors is the state of the plumbing and any water damage or drainage issues in your new potential home. It…
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Four Benefits of Installing Gas Hot Water

Gas hot water system installation are by no means a new concept and yet many households are still tapping into their big, bulky, and wasteful electric storage tanks. Though they may be costly to install upfront, gas hot water systems will save you money long term and are better for the environment. Here are our…
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Are Your Gutters Ready for Bushfire Season?

Bushfire season can be absolutely devastating to your family’s home and lives, especially when you are unprepared. Some preventative measures you can take to help your home, should you find yourself in the situation of fires occurring locally, is to make sure your gutters are ready for bushfire season. Our recommendations for preparing your gutters…
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Are you maintaining your hot water system correctly?

Despite being one of the most important systems to keep in working order, our hot water systems are often one of the most neglected pieces of plumbing equipment we own, highlighting the critical need for regular hot water system maintenance. Servicing of your hot water system may feel like an added expense at the time,…
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What are the Benefits of Installing Rain Water Tanks?

As we all know, water is a precious resource and is the source of all life. The usage of water throughout Australia’s homes and industries continues to rise, and so does the cost of acquiring that water. Regardless of whether you’re building a new home or you live in an existing home the benefits of…
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