Lutz Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Overland Park’

How to Treat Your Water Heater

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Technician servicing an hot-water heaterWhen you think of important appliances in your home your mind probably jumps to your oven, washing machine, or dishwasher. Turn your sights to your water heater. Your water heater is an incredibly important unit in your home—you use it almost every day.

Without the proper function of this appliance, the daily operation of your home will be cumbersome. Your water heater accounts for a whopping 17% of your home’s energy usage and consumes more energy than all your other household appliances combined. Your water heater has the potential to last you anywhere from 10 to 20 years with the right maintenance. We’ve compiled some tips below to help you get the most out of your water heater. If you do need professional service for your water heater in Overland Park, contact our team.

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What to Look for When Hiring a Plumber

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.If you have a backed-up toilet or your sink is leaking, you know you need a plumber, but do you know how to hire the right plumber? There are many certifications, qualifications, and qualities that you need from your plumber that you might not realize. Luckily, since we’re on the business side, we understand what separates a good plumber from a great plumber and we’ll help you hire the best professional for the job. If you need a plumber in Overland Park, KS, you need a professional from our team. We’re always conscientious, thorough, and efficient.

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When to Install a Water Treatment System

Monday, May 14th, 2018

water-softenerMost people in this country probably don’t think they even need water treatment. Unless you happen to live in an area with water quality so bad that it’s become national news multiple times, you likely think that the water that comes out of the faucets in your home is just fine. Well, you might be surprised as far as that goes.

We’re not saying your water is poisonous or radioactive or anything. Most cities put their water supply through a pretty extensive treatment process before piping it into residents’ homes. The problem is, though, that no city has a perfect water treatment process. There will always be some level of contaminant that makes it into your home’s plumbing supply. Even if it’s not enough to prove life threatening, contaminants in your water supply can still have adverse effects on your health and comfort. The following are some of the most common ways to tell if you should install a water treatment system.

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Steps You can Take During a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, September 18th, 2017

pipe-leakPlumbing problems are always frustrating. Even a relatively minor issue has the potential to cause quite a bit of damage if left alone. Some plumbing problems need to be addressed more urgently than others, though. If you have a plumbing issue come up that cannot wait for an appointment, you’re going to need emergency plumbing services.

You can take some steps to limit the damage while waiting for your plumber to arrive. Even emergency plumbing services involve commute times, after all, and that means there is still potential for damage between when you call for repairs and when help arrives. Follow our tips below to help mitigate things in the interim.

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Install a Water Filtration System if You Notice These Symptoms

Monday, July 10th, 2017

water-handsIf you get your water from the city in which you live, then you probably know that the supply passes through a treatment plant before it gets to you. How effective city water treatment is varies depending on the city. Regardless of where you live, though, you should know that no city water treatment is 100% effective. There will always be a chance that trace elements of harmful materials will make it into your home’s water supply. It’s in your best interest to take extra steps to address these harmful water contaminants, as they can cause all kinds of problems for both you and your plumbing system. Have a look at these signs that you need to install a water filtration system in your home.

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Want to Keep Your Water Heater in Good Condition? Follow These Tips

Monday, May 1st, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are among the hardest working appliances in the average home. Think about how many times you use hot water every day. Now, multiply that number by 365, and you’ll see how much demand you actually place on your water heater. In fact, most water heater types don’t ever fully shut off. They stay operating 24/7, in order to make sure that hot water is always available at the drop of a hat. This isn’t a bad thing, of course. Water heaters are designed to operate this way, and to cope with the wear and tear it generates. However, if you really want to make sure that you get the most out of your water heater, it’s a good idea to take a couple extra steps to make sure that your system stays healthy.

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The Process of Drain Cleaning, Beginning to End

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Drain cleaning services often begin with something obvious, like a clogged shower or sink drain that’s causing water to back up. A lot of times, though, the problems that may warrant drain cleaning are not quite as apparent as you would think. In times like those, the process of diagnosing and fixing drain problems is a bit more complex than jumping straight to drain snaking or hydro jetting. A qualified plumber will be able to identify these issues, and determine a solution that works best. Let’s take a look at what goes into the drain cleaning process.

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Watch for These Water Heater Problems

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Water heaters are solid systems, but they’re just as likely to develop problems as any other. As with other systems, it’s also important that you identify problems as early as possible. The faster your system can be repaired, the better off it will be. Make sure that you respond to problems quickly by getting to know the signs that your water heater is in trouble.

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Signs Your Water Line is in Trouble

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Of all the various plumbing pipes that make up your plumbing system, your water line is the most important. The water line is the pipe responsible for transporting all water from your well or water main into the home. If the water line is having issues, your entire plumbing system is going to have issues. That’s why you need to make sure that your water line is in good shape. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your water line needs repair.

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How to Keep Your Water Heater in Top Condition

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last, but they still need some help if they are to last as long as possible. There are a number of different ways to increase the effective lifespan of your water heater, all of which are highly recommended. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ways you can keep your water heater in top condition.

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