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3 Plumbing Hacks To Fix a Slow Shower Drain

By Newman's Plumbing | July 1, 2020

Everyone has done it. You take a nice long shower, and the water starts rising above your ankles. The drain isn’t clogged, it’s just slow. You can call a hydro jet plumber, or one of those rooter vans, but you want to take a DIY crack at it before you make that call. 

Dual Flush Toilets

By Newman's Plumbing | June 15, 2020

Dual flush toilets are exactly what they claim to be: toilets that give you the option to choose from two different flushes. Why? Because, to put it plainly, it doesn’t take as much water to send number one packing as it does to get rid of number two. By purchasing a toilet with both a low and high volume flush, you’ll cut the water your toilet uses by more than half, not only saving you a bundle of money over the course of the toilet’s lifetime, but doing some good from an environmental standpoint as well.

How To Unclog A Drain

By Newman's Plumbing | June 1, 2020

When water begins to drain more slowly and all of a sudden, it becomes a pool, you know what that means. A clogged drain is an annoyance to your everyday bathroom use. However, if left unfixed, this small inconvenience can become a big problem for your plumbing.
For minor issues, it’s a great idea to have a few at-home remedies ready to use when needed. As such, here are the best ways to unclog a drain.
For a stubborn clog that won’t go away, its best to let a pro handle it.

3 Easy Upgrades For Your Kitchen Sink

By Newman's Plumbing | May 15, 2020

Spring fever is raging across the nation, with symptoms including (but not limited to) thorough cleaning, remodeling, and home re-birth. If you’re feeling a bit “feverish” but don’t have a lot of cash to invest, you’re renting, or simply don’t feel confident about a big renovation right now, there are plenty of small things that can be done to refresh your home. The kitchen sink is a great place to start!

Green Plumbing Tips

By Newman's Plumbing | May 1, 2020

There are so many ways to go green with your home, but few present more opportunity than your plumbing. Not only will green plumbing lower utility costs in the long run, but it will certainly make your home and the environment healthier. Needless to say, a home’s plumbing covers a wide range of categories, from the drainage and pipes to the water heater, toilets and sewer main. As such, there are plenty of ways to go green with plumbing.

I Think I Have a Leak…

By Newman's Plumbing | April 15, 2020

So you think you have a leak. Maybe it’s obvious, maybe it isn’t. Are you just being paranoid? Let’s try to find out. If you’ve noticed disturbed dust patterns that look suspiciously like a dirty car after the rain has dried, we would agree that there’s been water disturbing that dust at some point. Whether the water was from an open window during the rain, a leaky supply line, or a kid with a spray bottle… well, that’s harder to tell.

What You Need to Know About a Clogged Toilet

By Newman's Plumbing | April 1, 2020

We all know it. The horrible feeling after we flush where we see the water rise instead of fall. The panic. Especially if this happens to us while visiting someone else’s home. The awkwardness that follows. It’s a situation some of us have nightmares about. Well, we’ve got some tips to help you and your guests be spared of the embarrassment of a clogged toilet.

5 Emergency Reasons to Call In a Plumber

By Newman's Plumbing | March 15, 2020

It’s a fact of life that plumbing emergencies will happen in the middle of the night, on weekends and holidays, and when you have a house full of company. We recently had a situation where we had to make a decision about waiting until the next day to call the plumber Abington homeowners use or bite the bullet and request an emergency house call. We were glad we made the decision we did, and have learned there are occasions when calling a plumber is necessary, no matter what time it is.

How To Increase Your Water Pressure In Your Home

By Newman's Plumbing | March 1, 2020

The upkeep of the place where you’re living is essential, regardless of whether you rent or own. A working home doesn’t come easy; there are conscious steps you must take so that everything is in tip-top shape. Sure, it’s easy to call the cable guy if your television isn’t working or a professional to replace your roof shingles. Oftentimes, these are problems that you cannot fix yourself.

5 Common Plumbing Problems That Cause Major Trouble

By Newman's Plumbing | February 17, 2020

With the average cost of a home in the hundreds of thousands, plumbing problems can cost a pretty penny when not looked after soon enough.

Knowing what the common plumbing problems homes face are can help you keep them at bay by preventative maintenance.