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Geelong Blocked Drains – Sewer & Storm water drain cleaning

November 2, 2017

  Tree root invasion! Yesterday we cleared the storm water and sewer drains at Mr. F’s from Herne Hill. What a mess!  The second photo, particularly, shows an enormous tree root invasion.  Unfortunately this is a very common problem.  All it takes is a hairline crack in the drain for the tree roots to get…

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Avoiding nasty ‘floaties’ in our drinking water

November 1, 2017

Geelong Back Flow Valves Installation & Testing | Tomlinson Plumbing What’s in that glass of water that you’re drinking? Back Flow Prevention Valves play a vitally important role in stopping contaminated water from reaching the main drinking supply, and it’s actually a legal requirement for certain facilities to have them installed. Back flow occurs when water flows opposite…

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The important role of Temperature & Pressure Relief (TPR) Valves

October 31, 2017

The TPR valve on your hot water heater protects the tank and ensures the safe operation of the unit. When the water heats and expands inside the storage tank of your hot water heater, ready for you to use, the job of the TPR valve is to relieve the pressure by allowing a little of…

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So pretty isn’t it? Actually, it’s not. It’s Legionnaires bacteria.

October 30, 2017

So pretty isn’t it?  Actually it’s not – it’s legionnaires bacteria. To prevent bacteria growth, particularly legionnaires, hot water should be set at a minimum of 60°C in your hot water unit cylinder, and then regulated for your bathing outlets, through the tempering valve, to between 38°C – 50°C . It’s very important to note that…

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Thanks for the reviews!

October 25, 2017

We always appreciate it when our clients take the time to write us a review.  Thanks guys!

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Keep an ear out for our Bay93.9 radio ad for hot water!

October 20, 2017

Have a listen to our Bay93.9 radio ad for ‘Hot water Geelong’ that will be airing from the start of November. Tomlinson Plumbing has the experience and expertise to help you with your hot water in Geelong, Torquay,  Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and surrounding areas. We can assist with all types of hot water heaters –  Rheem, Rinnai,…

Chasing the little white ball to raise money for Camp Quality!

October 19, 2017

Awesome work by the Master Plumbers at the recent 27th Annual Bendigo Charity Golf Day. $20,000 raised for Camp Quality!   Well done everyone. Four balls lost in the water…..I’ll try and practise my swing before next year!            

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Make sure your hot water system is ready for the Christmas rush!

October 18, 2017

Hot Water | Geelong | Torquay | Barwon Heads | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing Your hot water system takes a beating over the Christmas/New Year period with extra people visiting and staying. Perhaps you might even have 20 of your nearest and dearest rocking up to your holiday house on the coast for a…

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Why is my hot water cloudy?

October 10, 2017

Hot Water Geelong | Torquay | Barwon Heads | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing Water contains dissolved gases, and the higher the water temperature, the less gas can be dissolved. As tap water is heated under pressure, the gas cannot always immediately escape, so microscopic air bubbles form. So, technically speaking, it’s due to the physics of heating…

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