Should I use drain cleaning solutions to unclog my drain?

by Roman Plumbing on April 18, 2014

Reasons to Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaning Solutions to Unclog Your Drain


Clogged DrainFor several decades, many homeowners have reached for chemical drain cleaning solutions as a quick fix for clogged drains. These solutions are, after all, easy to find and relatively inexpensive. But did you know that these agents actually do more harm than good? For this reason is is better to deal with these issues with the use of professional drain cleaning. 

To start with, the harsh fumes emitted from the thick plastic bottles are harmful to the upper respiratory tract, especially in small children. As with any liquid chemical agent, there is always the potential risk for splash backs that can lead to chemical skin burns, devastating eye injuries and accidental ingestion.

At first glance, your pipes may seem strong and invincible; however, chemical drain cleaners leave behind a hard-to-wash-away residue that can corrode pipes over time. This corrosion can lead to small holes and even breakage, depending on the severity of the damage. These chemicals are especially corrosive to older pipes that are already in a compromised state.

At the first sign of a slowed drain, consider hiring a professional plumber who can solve the problem the first time around rather relying on a quick fix that will only yield temporary results. Plumbers use two types of drain cleaning methods. The most traditional method is through the use of a plumbing auger and the second is through a more modern approach known as “hydro jetting.”

Also known as a plumbers snake, a plumbing auger is a long, bendable steel cable with spaces at one end that are designed to latch onto clogs. The auger is fed down the drain where it attaches to the clog, allowing the plumber to rotate the auger until the clog is broken up into small pieces that can be flushed down the drain.

In contrast, hydro jetting uses high-speed, reverse water jets that can successfully flush away all traces of dirt, grease and sediment at the impressive rate of 1,500 to 4,000 pounds per minute. Your drains will be left sparkling clean and free of harmful fumes.

Dealing with a bothersome clog in your Trinity home? Call Roman Plumbing today at (727) 858-3412 for immediate solutions! 


Should I hire a plumber to help me remodel my bathroom?

by Roman Plumbing on April 11, 2014

Reasons To Hire A Plumber To Remodel Your Bathroom


Bathroom RemodelingWhen looking to update or upgrade your bathroom you may quickly become overwhelmed with the choices and amount of work you will need to put into the job. This is why choosing a professional plumber to assist you with this task is essential. Often updating a bathroom is not just adding a new coat of paint, but changing out sinks, the toilet, and even the shower. A good plumber can confidently do these things with the knowledge of water and sewer lines that are all connected to the bathroom. Without the professional knowledge and ability, a bathroom renovation can go wrong quickly and become much more costly than anticipated.

A professional plumber will save you time and the stress of a bathroom renovation. A plumber can quickly asses what needs to be done, any problems that may occur, and recognize problems if they found during the process. When a professional is working on your bathroom they can use this job to finish the job efficiently and quickly. This saves you the stress and trouble of having an unfinished bathroom for any longer than necessary. You also will not have to stress about the quality of work and potential future plumbing problems, and can be confident in knowing your bathroom renovation was done properly.

Another bonus of working with a professional plumber during your renovations, is the access to more choices. While you may be shopping around trying to find the perfect sink, your plumber may have access to many more options you would not have known about otherwise. This allows you to truly find the pieces to build your dream bathroom without having restrictions on what is only made available to consumers. Your plumber will also have a greater insight about what will work best for your home, style, and space restrictions.

Any home remodel project can be a stressful time. Using a professional will greatly decrease your stress as well as the time your home is in the remodel progress stage. You will also be confident about your new bathroom when it is completed that it was done properly and with the best materials for your personal taste.

Are you looking to remodel the bathroom in your Trinity home? Call Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 and get started today!


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