What Should I Expect When Remodeling My Bathroom?

by Roman Plumbing on December 19, 2014

The Perils in Bathroom Remodeling

 

Trinity Plumber Remodeling your bathroom will add style to your home as well as increase property value. However, the bathroom includes some of the most critical systems in your home and serious problems can result if proper procedures aren’t followed.

Common Plumbing Problems

Poor drainage can result in clogged pipes or other issues, such as water draining out to an area where it shouldn’t be. If the original plumber did not properly install the plumbing system you may have to have the entire system replaced by a professional to bring it up to meet local building codes.

In older homes the original plumbing may have been made of cast iron or galvanized metal pipes, which will most often corrode over time. If you do have pipes made out of older materials it is a good time to upgrade the system to copper when remodeling, even if not required by code.

Most modern plumbing codes now require tub surrounds and showers be waterproof, to prevent mold. However, many older installations weren’t typically built with a waterproof membrane and could have resulted in rotten wood and mold.

While some areas do not have any building restrictions whatsoever, most municipalities now have plumbing codes that were not in place when many older homes were constructed. Most codes now mandate vents for all drain lines to prevent the buildup of dangerous gases, and as a result you made need to have vents added to your system.

When Should I Replace My Shower or Tub?

Bathroom RemodelingUseless it is in pristine condition, it is always a good idea to have your shower or tub replaced when you have your bathroom remodeled. You don’t want to decide a month after your bathroom remolding project is finished that your tub or shower needs replacing. Additionally, if your tub is stained, scratched or has deep gouges it is time to replace it, even if you aren’t planning a full bathroom remodel.

What Local Codes Need To Be Followed?

While some people see local codes as a hindrance they don’t really have to follow, building codes are established for the safety of everyone. Always be sure to use a reputable and licensed plumber who is current on all local codes, as not doing so can result in fines and having to pay to have the job done twice to bring the plumbing system up to spec.

Looking to hire professional plumbers for your Trinity home’s bathroom remodel? Call Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 for our quick and efficient services. 

Must Know Facts About Gas Line Leak Repair

by Roman Plumbing on December 12, 2014

Handling Gas Line Leaks

 

Gas Line Leak

How To Tell If There Is a Gas Leak

Natural gas is frequently used in the kitchen in ovens and stoves tops, and it is also often used to provide home heat. Natural gas is colorless and odorless. However, by law, sulfur is added to natural gas to give it an identifiable smell, so that people can tell if there is a gas line leak. Sulfur was chosen because it smells strongly of rotten eggs.

It’s a very distinct smell and very hard to miss. If you smell sulfur it means that somewhere there is a gas leak. Gas line leaks may be caused by old, corroded pipes, bad pipe welds or damaged pipes. Earthquakes can rupture natural gas pipes, and construction can cause accidental pipe damage too.

What To Do If You Suspect One

If you think you smell sulfur, immediately turn off all fire burning appliances, extinguish any flames and turn your gas of at the source. If you have an outdoor propane tank, there is a handle on that you can turn to shut off the flow of the gas. Leaking gas is extremely flammable, and even a small leak could lead to a lot of damage if it were to catch fire and the flames were to get to the main pipe or tank. If the leak is indoors, open your windows and doors and air your house out. Natural gas can be deadly if too much is inhaled. It goes without saying that if you smell gas, you shouldn’t smoke.

Should I Fix This Myself? 

Trinity PlumberNo. Gas leaks are very serious and repairs should only be done by a licensed professional. Notify your local gas company if you smell a leak, as soon as you’ve shut the gas off. They’ll determine the source of the leak, and if the gas leak is coming from their equipment they’ll repair it.

If it is coming from the pipes in your own home, however, do not attempt to fix the gas lines yourself. Given the danger of a gas leak from an improperly welded pipe, gas line repairs should never be a DIY job. Contact a local, licensed plumber with experience in gas pipe repair to have the job done safely.

Does your Trinity home need urgent Gas Line Leak repair? Dial (727) 858-3412 now to contact Roman Plumbing’s top notch services. 

Get Rid That Nasty Kitchen Smell With One Call

December 5, 2014

Maintaining a Garbage Disposal   Does you garbage disposal smell really bad? Well, there are some things you shouldn’t put down there! Somethings are meant to be thrown away in your trash and other things can be thrown down your disposal. 7 Foods to Not Put In Your Disposal 1. Fat or Grease Fat and […]

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All You Need To Know About Frozen Pipes

November 28, 2014

Dealing With Frozen Pipes   Why Does a Plumbing System Freeze? Plumbing systems only freeze in very cold weather. It must get to 31°F or lower, in order to cause pipes to freeze. When it gets to be cold outside, pay attention to the thermometer, and if it begins to drop too low, take prevention […]

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Plumbing Rule You Must Never Forget

November 21, 2014

Drain Clog Prevention   A clogged sink can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Chemical pipe cleaners can range anywhere from completely ineffective to caustic enough to damage your pipes, leaving professional Drain Cleaning as the most reliable solution to clogs. However, the best way to fix a clogged drain is to avoid clogging it in the […]

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One Simple Way To Go Green!

November 14, 2014

The Secret to Lowering Your Water Bill   Leaks and Loose Pipes Are you about to pull your hair out over huge water bills? Are you having trouble finding the cause of your water problems and don’t know where to turn? Fear not! There are many common culprits that increase water bill payments and a […]

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Don’t Let a Preventable Plumbing Disaster Happen in Your Home!

November 7, 2014

Saving Money With Preventive Plumbing Maintenance   Using preventive plumbing maintenance measures is essential in order to save on costly plumbing repairs. Homeowners can save up to 20% in expenses if their plumbing system is checked on a regular basis. Some of the biggest issues with plumbing systems include clogged drains and frozen pipes. Frozen […]

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The Severity of Leaks in Your Home!

October 24, 2014

What Are the Precautions to Take When Discovering a Leak in My Home?    You might want to cry when you discover a leak in your home. However, try to keep your cool and call a professional plumbing company for help. Keep these precautions in mind while you wait for the plumber and know that […]

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Water Not Working Properly? Time to Repipe!

October 17, 2014

 How and Why You Should Repipe Your Home   The Ins And Outs Of Repiping A Home Many homeowners try to make the best of their most important investment but are often unprepared for some of the major maintenance items as well as the necessary repairs and renovations. HVAC components and plumbing systems are among […]

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Move Your Kitchen Into The 21st Century!

October 10, 2014

Why Do I Need a Plumber to Remodel My Kitchen?   Kitchen remodeling can be both time consuming and frustrating. Many times homeowners that are trying to remodel their homes end up becoming frustrated with their kitchen’s plumbing and they are not sure what to do. Some of them try to do it themselves and […]

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