Damian fro beOnd volunteers at local Early Childhood Centre

beOnd Plumbing Volunteers At Goodstart Early Learning Centre to Promote Sustainability!

On the 11th of August Damian from beOnd Plumbing along with Ross from T & T Developments volunteered their time to visit the kinder possums of Goodstart Bundoora Karl Court for a morning of creative and sustainable construction.

Damian and Ross collected scrap materials from their work to build creations suggested by the kinder children. They used PVC pipes, ducts and PVC fittings to make a “Transformer/Robot/Superman” as well as a large castle for the kids to play in. The children got to use tools such as a saw, tape measure and snips to manipulate the materials and hold them together.

Damian discussed what materials he was using, the different shapes and the difference textures of each. The children initiated some great conversations about what they were doing and what they could see and asked many questions about this experience. Ross and Damian were fantastic at explaining the process as they went along as well as getting the children involved in each step along the way.

This activity got the children actively using cognitive skills, fine motor skills, concentration, manipulation and construction. The kinder children at Goodstart Bundoora Karl Court are very proud of their sustainable practices and are constantly finding ways to turn trash into treasure just as they did on this occasion.

The children and the team at Goodstart Bundoora Karl Court were very grateful to Damian and Ross for their efforts and the children are over the moon at the new additions to their room. Damian said “the looks on the kids faces was the best part. Its something i’d love to do again soon”. Such a wonderful morning it was and a fantastic way to give back to the community.

 

One Dead due to Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

One Dead In Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Churchill

One person has died and second has been taken to hospital because of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at home in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.
Police are investigating the incident involving a man and woman in Churchill, near Morwell after a family member called them to the house.
They do not believe that the death was suspicious.
The man, who is aged is his 60s, was found dead at the scene and the woman, also in her 60s, was moved to hospital for observation.
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She remained at the Latrobe Regional Hospital in a stable condition on Thursday night.
The pair were found inside the home in Graduation Place at about 3.40pm on Wednesday afternoon.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
Carbon monoxide is a gas that can rise to lethal levels inside houses when possessions such as heaters and portable generators become faulty.
Cars left running in attached garages are another hazard.
Two Shepparton boys, eight-year-old Chase and six-year-old Tyler Robinson, died from carbon monoxide leaking from a gas heater at their rented home in 2010.

Please have your heaters checked by a qualified technician this winter by calling beOnd Plumbing on 1300 599 529.

 

CFA warn against dodgy smoke alarm deals

The CFA Warn Agaist Dodgy Smoke Alarm Detector Deals

Recently the CFA has been warning residents to be aware of dodgy smoke detector deals as scam operators have been victimizing the elderly by convincing them to pay extreme amounts of money for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. An elderly women last month contacted the CFA as her smoke alarm wouldn’t stop going off and explained that a Melbourne based company had installed 5 smoke alarms and 1 carbon monoxide detector once she had signed a contract for $4032. The company she dealt with has been reported to Consumer Affairs.

Smoke alarms are extremely effective in saving lives as are Carbon Monoxide detectors.
Although smoke alarms are simple to install it is not always the case with Carbon Monoxide Detectors so we highly recommend that residence are using qualified technicians for the installation and detection of Carbon Monoxide.

How To Choose The Right Professional To Undertake Your Tests
When choosing a professional to trust with your families health and safety it’s important to:
  • Choose a professional that is qualified to look after your family’s health. The only registered and licensed professional in the industry are plumbers. Plumbers undertake CO as part of their education and have access to the most up to date training programs. They are required by law to keep up to date with all governing bodies and access to the most up to date research and testing equipment.
  • Ensure your Plumber is licensed, registered and part of recognized industry associations. To undertake work in domestic premises plumbers must be registered and licensed with the Victorian Building Authority. You can check if your plumber meets these criteria at www.licencerecognition.gov.au. To ensure that your plumber meets the highest standard, ask them if they are a member of the industry association, The Master Plumbers Association.
  • Establish if they are able to immediately repair any dangerous appliances that you have in your home and give you the required certificates that they are up to standards.
  • Ask if your testers are able to supply you with quality carbon monoxide monitors to continue to ensure that your family health is checked regularly?
Our partners at Carbon Monoxide Testing Australia are highly qualified and trained when it comes to testing your home or office for Carbon Monoxide and the safe installation of smoke alarms. They can be contacted on 1300 599 529 and are more than happy to answer any question you may have in relation to Carbon Monoxide.

 

 

 

beOnd Plumbing Supports Tony Lombardi & The Leukaemia Foundation!

beOnd Plumbing is proud to Support the Leukaemia Foundation

beOnd Plumbing is proud to be supporting Tony Lombardi from Harcourts Real Estate on his ride around New Zealand to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation!

Ride as One New Zealand is a week-long ride through the stunning picture-postcard scenery of NZ’s South Island.  All up there will be six days of cycling for 40 riders, through some hilly terrain and in changeable mountain weather.

The going will be tough – physically and mentally – but so are the challenges that people living with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma face everyday.

 

The money you raise will go towards providing free practical and emotional support to ease the burden on families living with blood cancer. The money will also be helping to build the Leukaemia Foundation’s new Victorian Accommodation Centre (Building of Hope). Together with their family,  the average length of stay in Melbourne is four months, but many , particularly those families with children undergoing treatment for acute leukaemia, stay for 24 months or more. Their lives are thrown into turmoil as they face the uncertainty of treatment. These often highly invasive treatments affect their immune systems and make them highly susceptible to infection. Even a common cold can become life threatening. The Leukaemia Foundation’s accommodation is specifically designed for blood cancer patients undergoing treatment and their families. The Foundation’s specialised accommodation facilities provide patients with holistic care in a support facility dedicated to their wellbeing. This hygienic environment allows many patients to live with their families whilst receiving their cancer treatment.
Today, 34 Australians will get the news they have blood cancer. That’s another 34 reasons to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s work! We wish Tony Lombardi all the very best on his ride and we thank him for his courage and commitment to such a great cause!

Click here to donate

http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/antoniolombardi

beOnd Plumbing Hoodie Giveaway!

beOnd Plumbing Hoodie Giveaway!

beOnd Plumbing Hoodie Giveaway!

beOnd Plumbing is proud to present the latest range of beOnd apparel. To be in the running to win one of these awesome hoodies jump on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/beondplumbing/?fref=ts and follow the prompts to be part of this great giveaway. Best of luck.