San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
Tietze Plumbing, a plumbing contractor that serves the Helotes and Leon Valley areas, wants to share some helpful tips to avoid water damage in the home. In an article in the March/April edition of Texas Journey magazine, a AAA periodical, there are steps homeowners can take to avoid water damage and costly repairs or replacements.
According to the article, water damage losses are one of the most common homeowner insurance claims nationwide. The good news is that there are ways for homeowners to try to avoid water damage. The first step the article outlines is to check for leaks around appliances and fixtures. The second tip is to pay attention to water bills. If there are fluctuations in usage month-to-month, it could indicate a leak. The third step is to use steel-braided hoses for washers instead of rubber hoses. Lastly, if going on vacation, homeowners should make sure to turn the water supply off to individual appliances and fixtures. During the winter months, they should make sure pipes are properly insulated and the heat is on low so the pipes cannot freeze and burst.
If water damage is already present, the homeowner should immediately stop the source of the water. They should then call their insurance company, and document what was lost and damaged for the insurance company as well.
Tietze Plumbing can help customers with all general plumbing repair needs, ensuring water damage won’t happen. Tietze is also an emergency plumber, so homeowners in the midst of a water issue can call 24/7.
Tietze Plumbing also has a new product called the nuvoH20. This new system is a healthier, salt-free water softener that uses citrus. The benefits of using the nuvoH20 system is that it can remove hard water scale, prevent scale build up, extend the life of a water heater, plumbing fixtures and household appliances, and is compact enough to fit in any space. For more information, please call Tietze at (210)688-3350.
For the complete article on water damage, please visit http://ww1.texas.aaa.com/tx_journey/2013/03-04/Pages/drip-drip-drip-water-damage-insurance.aspx.
About the company:
Both Steve and Tracy Tietze come from founding families of the Helotes and Leon Valley areas. They pride themselves on their community involvement, and have distinguished their business with repeated awards in the local papers. Tietze Plumbing is truly an old-fashioned family business where the primary goal is to treat the customer like family. Tietze Plumbing offers the expertise of master plumbers, and can provide water heater troubleshooting for water heater problems and water heater repair. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.tietzeplumbing.com/.