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

How to Tell if You Need Water Treatment

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

With the advance of city infrastructure, and specifically municipal water treatment systems, a lot of people take clean water for granted. Unfortunately, you can’t always rely on your city to provide your home with perfectly clean water at all times. Municipal water treatment is oftentimes effective, but it’s never going to be 100% effective. The best way to guarantee high water quality for your home is to install a separate water treatment system in your water line. If you’re not sure whether or not you need a water treatment system, keep an eye out for the signs below.

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Why Sump Pump Maintenance is a Good Idea

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Winter is one of those seasons where you’re more likely to have problems with flooding, especially in basements and crawl spaces. If you’ve dealt with this problem before, chances are that you already have a sump pump installed in one or more of those vulnerable areas. Keep in mind, however, that you shouldn’t just have a sump pump installed and forget about it. Sump pumps need maintenance just as much as any other system, especially during this time of year.

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How to Get Your Plumbing Ready for The Holidays

Monday, November 28th, 2016

You’re probably deep in holiday preparations at the moment, getting everything ready for guests and feasting. That’s all well and good, but it’s important that you don’t neglect some of the other aspects of your home when it comes to the holidays. One of the most important things you can do to get your home ready for the holiday season is to make sure your plumbing system is in good shape. Have a look at some of our tips for making that happen.

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The Problem of Pinhole Leaks

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Since the mid-20th century, the majority of new plumbing systems have been comprised of copper pipes. There’s a number of reasons for this. Mainly, it’s that the previous options of iron or lead were unsatisfactory. Iron rusted and lead was toxic. Copper is resistant to corrosion, and doesn’t bleed into the water supply. This has made it the new standard for plumbing. However, it is not perfect. Let’s take a look at one of the biggest problems for copper pipes, and the damage it can cause.

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