Keep Your Plumbing Healthy With Some Maintenance

by Roman Plumbing on June 26, 2015

How to Extend the Life of Your Plumbing System

New Port Richey PlumberHow to Extend the Life of Your Plumbing System

If there is one part of your home that can cause substantial damage to every area of your home it is the plumbing system. The reason is that one of the most unique qualities of water is that it seeks its own path.

In your home, that path can lead to floorboard, walls, and even ceilings. That is why your plumbing system not only needs to be maintained, but also extended to its maximum life.

Plumbing Maintenance

The obvious first step is for your plumbing system to be maintained. This does not require professional help in many cases. Prevention, such as checking for defective washers, corroded pipes, and leaky faucets will go a long way to minimizing problems.

Another method is to check for slow running faucets and toilets. This is a common indicator of a blockage in the line that can cause pipes to corrode, particularly sewer and hot water lines. For homes that use a septic tank, it is a critical part of your plumbing system and must be annually checked and cleaned.

The Right Plumber

There will be times when you need to call a plumber when you identify a plumber. Though you may think the problem can wait, the reality is every day that goes by can cause additional damage to the system and your home. Calling a professional plumber and getting a competent assessment of the problem will prevent you from having to spend substantially more money when the problem requires major repair and damage control.

Good MaterialsNew Port Richey Plumbing

Modern materials such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipe lasts far longer and is much more resistant to chemicals and various types of liquids that go down a drain. You do not have to replace your entire metal plumbing system today, but when problems occur replacing damaged sections of pipe will extend the life of your plumbing system.

As the most important system in your home, your plumbing needs its life to be extended as long as possible in order to save you money and to preserve the interior of your home. When the time comes to call a plumber, realize it is in the best interests of you and your home to act immediately to repair the problem to keep your lifestyle as normal as possible.

Keep your New Port Richey plumbing system in top shape with a little help from Roman Plumbing. Call us at (727) 858-3412 today!

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Kick Those Water Stains to the Curb

by Roman Plumbing on June 19, 2015

Water Stains: How They Happen and How to Remove Them

Causes:

Trinity PlumberEveryone has seen them before – - those nasty stains around your tub, shower, or sink faucets. These stains are commonly known as water stains. Water stains can occur due to a number of things, including rust, hard water, and bacteria. All three of these factors can work together to cause hard to remove water stains.

When water runs over a metal surface and is left on the surface for a while, rust can begin to form. Once the rust has formed in the area, it can run down and cause staining to happen. Hard water is another culprit for water stains for a few reasons. Hard water contains many chemicals and minerals, which can build up on your tub, sink, toilet, and shower, leaving behind those hideous water stains. Bacteria can also contribute to the formation of water stains, and worsen the effects of the stains.

Removal:

Trinity Water Stains

Luckily, there are several ways that water stains can be safely and effectively removed from the effected surface. When it comes to removing hard water stains, vinegar is one of your best friends. A fifty percent water, fifty percent vinegar solution is a good ratio to use when trying to remove water stains. For optimal removal of the stains, it is best to spray the solution on the area thoroughly and let it sit on the surface for about thirty minutes prior to removing it from the surface.

After the thirty minute wait period, the stains should be easily wiped away with a cloth or sponge. For the tougher water stains, and deep rust stains, it is best to leave the solution on the surface for an additional thirty minutes. This will give the vinegar solution more time to break down the tougher water stains, and after this, they should be easily wiped away with a sponge o

r rag.

On rare occasions, water stains do not simply wipe away (even after setting into the material for an hour), and may need some light scrubbing to remove. If that is the case, it is best to use a hard bristle cleaning brush, or the roughest side of a sponge to remove the stains.

Water stains (although ugly and annoying) happen sometimes. The good news is that with some vinegar, water, time and effort, water stains, no matter the cause, can be removed from the effected surface. Removal of water stains can leave the surface looking fresh and new.

We can prevent water stains in your Trinity home. Call Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 for help!

Toilet History 101

June 12, 2015

The History of The Toilet The toilet has a place in almost every home. The thing is that we never really consider how it came to pass that we have a bathroom including a toilet, we just take the appliance for granted. The toilet does have a long and rich history throughout the ages to […]

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Prevention is the Best Plunger

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Common Toilet Clogs And Preventions Perhaps one of the greatest household inconveniences is when a toilet becomes clogged. This is one of those projects that it is necessary to fix right away. The toilet is always being used, and therefore ignoring the problem or casting it aside simply cannot be done. There are quite a […]

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Don’t Fall For These Plumbing Myths

May 29, 2015

5 Plumbing Myths Debunked Plumbing is one of the most important parts of your home because it provides water for many home duties like laundry, cleaning, and showers among many others. Plumbing is very efficient in pumping dirty water out and clean water in the system. This is why it is crucial that you increase […]

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Do You Love Your Bathroom Yet?

May 22, 2015

10 Ways to Beautify Your Bathroom When people renovate their homes, one of the first rooms that is renovated is usually the bathroom. Its no wonder. People use their bathrooms to get ready for the day and to relax at night. It is the most utilized room in a house, right along with the kitchen. […]

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Top Brands Recommended by Plumbers

May 15, 2015

Plumbing Fixtures: Professional Plumbers Recommend These Top 10 Brands When shopping for faucet fixtures at the hardware store or even on line there are many brands to choose from. Most people either go with a recognizable brand name or they ask the store employee who may have little to no idea what brand is the […]

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Step Aside, Plumbing is for Plumbers

May 8, 2015

Plumbing Dangers Many homeowners take pleasure in performing basic home improvement job. When it comes to tackling a plumbing project, there are many things that can go wrong without the right skill. These household plumbing mistakes can lead to disasters and more costly repairs. To help you avoid any future plumbing problems or breakdowns, here […]

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Lower Your Water Consumption With a Plumber’s Help!

April 24, 2015

Reducing Your Water Usage The most effective method for lowering the water usage of a home is to consult with a licensed plumber. Plumbers can give advice as to water saving appliances. Additionally, some efforts can be instituted with a retrofit. Basic Fittings They can also correct problems with the plumbing that can cause water […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing System

April 17, 2015

Spring Cleaning: Plumbing Edition   It’s that time of year again. It’s time for some spring cleaning! Some look forward to this time of year, while others do not. We are here to give you some basic home maintenance tips. Here’s What to Do You know that outside hose you keep on tap, especially for […]

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