Gas Heater Servicing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

Despite regular servicing, heaters, like any other type of mechanical equipment, undergo wear and tear over time. Components can degrade, and certain parts may need repair or replacement at some point. When we service and safety check a heater, there is a legislated 31-point checklist to work though.  There are various tests we perform to … Read more

Backflow prevention testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

I’d rather have ‘fries with that’ myself. But these are just a few of the pollutants we could be drinking if backflow prevention devices aren’t installed at some commercial or industrial properties – and even some residential properties if there is a bidet or bidet sprayer installed. Back flow occurs when water flows opposite to … Read more

Braemar wall furnaces | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

    Energy Safe Victoria recommend that all types of gas heaters be serviced and safety checked for carbon monoxide at least every two years, so that’s: ~ gas log fires ~gas wall furnaces ~gas ducted heaters ~gas space heaters ~gas energy saver heaters This needs to be done by a plumber licensed in Type … Read more

Hot Water Systems | Safe Water Temperatures | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

  For safety reasons, it’s so important to make sure that your hot water unit is set to the correct temperature. A child can be severely scalded in as little as a second, when the water temperature is around 65°C, a temperature not uncommon in some Australian homes with older storage hot water units. The … Read more

Simple tips to save money on your hot water heating costs | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

Every dollar counts, particularly at the moment.  The following tips are quick and easy things to check. Monitoring and maintenance are the keys to keeping your hot water systems operating at their best. Hot Water Tip 1: If you have a storage tank style hot water unit, release the pressure temperature relief (PTR) valve on … Read more