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Heat & Glo gas log fire refurbishment

Heat & Glo Gas Log Fires | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay

This poor old Heat & Glo gas log fire was in the wars.  It hadn’t been serviced and safety checked in 9 whole years, and with incorrect ember placement, a hole had burnt through the gas burner, causing the flames to shoot up and hit the top of the firebox. Check out the snap shot…

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Fluff & dust clogs up gas heater fans

Gas Log Fire Service & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

  Check out this series of photos showing a fan that has been taken out of a gas log fire as part of a service and safety check. It is so clogged up with dust and fluff, it was amazing that it was functioning at all – and it’s only 2 years old. The last…

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Are you sure it’s the flu?

Gas Heater Servicing & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

It was potentially a close call for a client today who has been home for a couple of days with flu like symptoms, on the couch, with the heater on – a heater that was found to be spilling massive amounts of carbon monoxide. She’s now off to the doctor for a blood test. Don’t…

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What were they thinking?

Gas Heater Repairs | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

They weren’t thinking. That’s the problem. Putting the call out to any plumbers that might be able to help with maintenance on this central heater….your height can’t exceed 20 cms! We see a lot of this. It’s a combination of things like companies rushing to get the job done quickly because they don’t have a…

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Preventing deadly legionella

Hot Water Systems | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay

Nine News reported this week on a study that found 75% of homes in Adelaide had the potentially deadly legionella bacteria present in their bathrooms.Australian Standards require hot water to be stored at a minimum of 60°C so as to inhibit the growth of legionella bacteria.A Queensland woman a few years back contracted Legionnaires’ disease…

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