Lutz Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Archive for December, 2017

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing This Winter

Monday, December 25th, 2017

pipe-leakThere are a lot of different issues that can present a problem for your plumbing system during the winter. One of the most difficult, though, is frozen pipes. As the water in your pipes freezes, it will expand outward.

This will cause the pipe to crack or rupture, causing water damage and obviously harming the efficiency of your plumbing system. This is why it’s so important that you take steps to protect your pipes from the possibility of freezing this winter. Read on for some tips on how to keep your pipes from freezing over the next several months.

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Common Water Heater Problems to Watch for

Monday, December 11th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are pretty tough systems, compared to a lot of various home appliances. They have to be, in order to cope with the constant strain of providing hot water multiple times a day, 24/7.

Even with regular maintenance, though, you are almost certainly going to have to deal with some kind of problem with your water heater if you own it for long enough. How quickly you identify the problem and get it repaired will determine how much damage to the system is prevented. Have a look at a few common water heater problems below, and the indications that you should call for repairs as soon as possible.

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