Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing System

by Roman Plumbing on April 17, 2015

Spring Cleaning: Plumbing Edition

 

Trinity PlumberIt’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 the spring time? It’s a good idea to clean the pipes before turning it on.

It just shakes all the excess winter junk off. It’s also a good way to be sure everything is still in working order.

Just give the outside pipes a quick clean. Once you turn the hose on, check your basement. Why? You want to make sure nothing is leaking inside.

Have You Ever Had Plumbing Maintenance Done?

They come in and do the job. They do it quite well, actually. The only problem is the hose tap was left on. This happens a lot. The owner leaves, thinking nothing of it.

The owner comes home to find a pool of water inside. Does this seem like the basement story all over again? In a way it is. This water will have a direct impact on all your other plumbing in the house. Whatever you do, don’t leave the house without check thing stuff out first.

It’s going to save a lot in damages if you do. It only takes 5 minutes. We waste that much in day by going on Facebook. Why not just that time and energy for something valuable?

Give Everything a Once-Over

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Look at all of your faucets in the house. Look at all your pipes. Is there access water coming from one of those areas? If there is, there might be a leak of some kind. Check it out. If you notice something, call a professional.

Are your outside drains and gutters clean and free of debris? This is a serious thing you guys. If those gutters are dirty and nasty, this will have an impact on your house.

Are there bird nests in the vent pipes? This might look cute, but it’s really not. Have this taken care of right away. What is the temperature of your water heater? Is it higher then 60 degrees Celsius? If it is, it shouldn’t be. Your faucets should go any higher then 40 degrees Celsius.

Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to freshen up your Trinity home. Give Roman Plumbing a call at (727) 858-3412¬†for all your plumbing maintenance needs.

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Keep Toxic Chemicals Out of Your Pipes

by Roman Plumbing on April 10, 2015

Drain Cleaning: Dangers of Chemical Drain Cleaning Solutions

 

New Port Richey Drain CleaningCommon Chemicals Used in Drain Cleaners

Many homeowners make the mistake of using chemical drain cleaning products to clear clogs in their pipes. The two most common types of chemical drain cleaners are alkaline based products and acid based products.

Alkaline based drain cleaners contain a mixture of sodium hydroxide, commonly known as Lye, and sodium hypochlorite, commonly known as bleach. Acid based drain cleaners contain Sulfuric Acid. Both types of drain cleaners present safety hazards to the operator, but with precautions can be used safely and effectively.

Dangers of Alkaline Drain Cleaners

Alkaline based drain cleaning products are safe if used properly, but improper use can lead to severe injury to the eyes or skin. The chemicals in this type of drain cleaner can cause severe chemical burns to exposed skin, and especially the sensitive tissue of your eyes. If the pipe leaks, there is also the issue of contaminating the area of the leakage when chemical cleaners are used.

Some Alkaline based drain cleaners are designed to rapidly heat up and boil when poured into a clogged drain, which is very effective for clearing blockage but increases the risk of injury with improper usage of the product. Avoid breathing in fumes when using drain cleaning products, as they can easily burn the lungs and cause severe internal injuries. The precautions for using drain cleaners, either acidic or alkaline, are nearly the same and should be followed strictly.

Risks of Acidic Drain CleanersNew Port Richey Plumber

Acid based drain cleaners are not as available to the general public as Alkaline based drain cleaners. The acid most commonly used, sulfuric acid, is at a high enough concentration that direct contact can melt or burn fabric, let alone skin. When using any drain cleaner, especially an acid based drain cleaner, it is important to wear gloves and proper eye-wear.

If a buffered solution is not available and injuries are sustained from sulfuric acid, rinse the affected area thoroughly with water to remove any remaining acid from the injury. Visit an emergency room as soon as possible, and do not scrub the afflicted region as it may cause more damage to the tissue.

Are the pipes clogged up in your New Port Richey home? If you’re having trouble, give Roman Plumbing a call at (727) 858-3412, so we can get down to the root of the problem.

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Remodeling Your Bathroom

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10 Ways to Upgrade the Look and Feel of Your Bathroom   Walking into your bathroom every day should be an inspiring experience. You can see a new color on the walls, and you might imagine what the room would look like with a Jacuzzi. Your home’s value will spike when you improve the bathrooms, […]

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Hydrojetting Clears the Clog

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Don’t Make Moves Until We’ve Inspected the Plumbing

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Don’t Let Your Drains Drain Your Time

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Plumbing Isn’t Easy, Don’t Try It at Home

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DIY Gone Wrong   Many people try to do plumbing repairs themselves in order to save money only to have them go horribly wrong and end up costing themselves more in the long run. This article will discuss some common plumbing fixes that people often improperly conduct and have them turn bad.   The Kitchen […]

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Stink in the Sink? Put an End To It

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Garbage Disposal Installation   Convenience If one has ever had the inconvenience of living without a garbage disposal then they can truly appreciate having one or would like to have one installed. There are many reasons why people like garbage disposals. One would be the convenience of not having to go over to the garbage […]

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Repiping FAQ’s

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Does Your Home Need Repiping?   Repiping is a process of replacing the plumbing pipes in a residential or commercial property. Pipes age and deteriorate. As the pipes of a supply plumbing system age, they will need to be replaced. There are several signs or reasons to consider replacing the pipes in your home or […]

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Intro to Faucet Repair

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Faucets and Sink Fixture   When Is It Necessary To Replace My Faucet? If you’ve ever had a broken faucet, then you understand the need to replace it, especially if you’re not able to get any water out of it. Faucets can last for many years, but they can break at any moment, especially if […]

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