Tales From The Trenches

Tap water filters | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

The mighty Z18 tap & filter kit by Puretech

March 25, 2024

We installed Puretec’s Z18 tap and filter kit in a home in Hamlyn Heights this morning. This system can be easily fitted under an existing kitchen bench. It uses advanced three-stage filtration technology to finely filter water down to 0.1 micron. It reduces sediment, chlorine, bad tastes and odours, and protects against cysts and bacteria … Read more

Whirlybirds | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Whirlybirds / roof ventilation

March 21, 2024

Ventilation sorted for a home in Hamlyn Heights this morning. Roof ventilators, commonly known as ‘whirlybirds’, help to exhaust hot air trapped in the roof space during the warmer months, and also assist in removing dampness and condensation during the cooler weather. #whirlybirdsgeelong#whirlybirdstorquay#whirlybirdsoceangrove#whirlybirdsbarwonheads#roofventilatorsgeelong#roofventilatorstorquay#roofventilatorsbarwonheads#roofventilatorsoceangrove#plumbergeelong#plumbertorquay#plumberbarwonheads#plumberoceangrove#ampelite

Puretec Water Filters | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Geelong | Tomlinson Plumbing

We’re preferred installers for Puretec

March 20, 2024

We’re now a preferred installer for Puretec. Puretec provide a whole range of options for water filtration solutions for your home or business. Give us a call on 5261 2422 if you’re interested in cleaner, healthier and better tasting water. #waterfilterstorquay #waterfiltersgeelong #waterfiltersoceangrove #puretecgeelong #puretectorquay #puretecoceangrove #cleanerwater #healthywater

Puretec Water Filters | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Geelong

Get rid of the chlorine taste from your water

March 19, 2024

Puretec water filters Does it sometimes taste like you’re drinking pool water from your kitchen tap? That ‘chlorine taste’ is the most common reason our clients start enquiring about water filtration options for their home. Puretec’s Puremix Z7 filter for underneath your kitchen sink is an ideal solution that turns your existing tap into a … Read more

Coonara Gas Log Fires | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Installation | Service | Repair

Coonara Mystique inbuilt gas log fire

March 6, 2024

We installed two of these Coonara gas log fires today for a long-time client, one at either end of their house. They sit nice and flush to the wall and will heat up to 14 squares of open plan living at the push of a button. With plenty of power and a realistic log pattern, … Read more

Tap repairs & installation | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Fix the drip – leaking taps & toilets are water wasters!

March 5, 2024

We live in a very dry country. Regional areas are faced with the reality every single day, but in urban areas on mains water supply, we can sometimes become complacent, so we really do need to try and keep our water usage habits in the forefront of our minds and look after our supplies. And … Read more

Carbon Monoxide Awareness | Changes to Ventilation| Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Carbon monoxide awareness: Have you had renovations or changes to ventilation at your place?

March 4, 2024

Carbon monoxide awareness: Geelong, Torquay, Ocean Grove Have you had additional exhaust fans installed, a new rangehood or changes made to ventilation in your house? Make sure you have your gas heaters serviced and safety checked. Changes to ventilation can have an impact on how your heater operates. #carbonmonoxideawareness #gasheatersafety #gasheaterstorquay #gasheateroceangrove #gasheatersgeelong #carbonmonoxidegtestinggeelong #carbonmonoxidetestingtorquay … Read more

Backflow Prevention Association | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

Backflow Prevention Association of Australia – Victorian President

February 29, 2024

I’m happy to announce that I’ve just been appointed to the position of President (Victoria) for the Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc. (BPAA). The BPAA is a professional body made up of members across the plumbing and water supply industry, including local authorities, manufacturers, plumbing contractors, education institutions and training providers, who are specifically … Read more

Gas Heater Servicing & Safety Checking | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Are you seeing your gas fitter take your heater apart during a service & safety check?

February 26, 2024

This video shows a short snippet of us in the process of checking the burner pressure, ignition pattern and overall operation during a ducted heater service and safety check. We’ve written numerous times before about the importance of seeing your heater taken apart when you have it serviced and safety checked, whether that’s a gas … Read more

Weber BBQs | Tap Installations | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

Pretty in pink!

February 23, 2024

We recently installed a Weber Built-in Q, and a new pale pink mixer tap (our very first pink tap!), into a client’s outdoor kitchen.  We think it looks great!   #weberbbqsgeelong #weberbbqstorquay #weberbbqsoceangrove #tapinstallationstorquay #tapinstallationsgeelong #tapinstallationsoceangrove #outdoorkitchensgeelong outdoorkitchenstorquay #outdoorkitchensoceangrove          

Burst pipes | Burst Hoses | Flexible Connections | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

Flood risk – Burst flexible connections under your sink

February 23, 2024

A friend of ours recently came home to the majority of the floors in her house saturated in water- thanks to a burst hose / flexible connection under her bathroom vanity.  She now has a great mess to clean up and needs to vacate the property while flooring is sorted. She joins quite a long … Read more

Escea gas log fires | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

Escea gas log fires – the new 2024 DF Series

February 22, 2024

Yesterday I participated in Escea service agent training at Escea’s headquarters in Scoresby. The training covered an overview and installation techniques for the new 2024 DF model, which is a ripper product. We’re passionate about keeping up to date with training and development to ensure our customers are getting the very best service and expertise … Read more