Butter Plumbing Blog

When Do You Need an Emergency Plumber?

August 21st, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

emergency-plumbing-servicesPlumbing problems usually demand a swift response. A simple clog or leak can bring your household grinding to a halt, and in many cases can cause a great deal of damage to your entire household. A good plumbing service can get there quickly to solve the problem, but not every plumbing issue takes place during regular working hours. Continue Reading

Water Softeners Help You Beat Hard Water Problems

August 7th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-softening-systemWe live in the desert, and that means that hard water is a constant problem for homeowners in the area. There’s nothing harmful about hard water, specifically, but it can leech away at your quality of life in subtle ways. In the worst cases, it can also damage your pipes badly enough to merit a repair call. Continue Reading

Restaurants Need Grease Trap Service

July 24th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

grease-trap-serviceLas Vegas is a tourist economy, and that means that many businesses in the area are restaurants or similar food service preparation industries. In most cases, the plumbing system in such businesses requires grease traps to fully function. They’re reasonably simple in concept, but can be tricky to install and require periodic cleaning and servicing to do their jobs. A good plumbing service can take care of the issue for you and keep you focused on more pressing aspects of keeping your commercial enterprise running. Continue Reading

Trouble with Your Water Heater Can Appear Suddenly

July 10th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-heater-repairMost homes in the area use traditional tank water heaters to warm the water used in cooking, cleaning, and bathing. They’re typically placed in out-of-the-way locations in the home, such as the basement or the garage, and because they often do their jobs so quietly, it can be hard to notice when problems start. Indeed, most issues with your water heater appear without much fanfare. By the time they cause an active disruption, the damage can be quite extensive, and often requires replacing the water heater instead of just repairing it. Continue Reading

Signs of Trouble with Your Pool Pump

June 26th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

pool-pumps-repairYour pool is likely going to see a lot of use in the summer months. Nevada heat can easily hit 100 degrees on a daily basis, and a pool makes an excellent way for your family to keep cool and enjoy the great outdoors when the temperature is high. But that means keeping your pool in good condition, which includes key components like your pool pump. When trouble arises, you need to deal with it right away. The good news is that a plumbing service can usually respond quickly.

But before that can happen, you need to be able to spot the signs that the pump is in trouble. While you should never attempt to diagnose a pump problem yourself — and while fixing it requires the services of a licensed professional — you can still learn to spot the signs of a problem and shut the system down. Continue Reading

Hydro Jetting Solves Clogs the Right Way

June 12th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

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Clogs rank among the most common issues bedeviling household plumbing systems, and most homeowners like to handle them with store-bought solutions such as cleaners. In most cases, however, you can do much better by calling in a professional plumber, who can use more thorough and effective methods to get rid of the clog. Among the techniques employed by modern plumbing services to remove clogs is hydro jetting, which makes an excellent way of demonstrating why the professional touch is always preferable, no matter how seemingly minor the issue. Continue Reading

Signs You Need a New Toilet

May 29th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

new-toiletFew appliances in your home are more important than your toilet, for a number of very obvious reasons. They likely see a lot of activity every day, particularly if you have a large family, and most of the time, they do their job admirably day in and day out. But like everything else, they will eventually need replacing, either because individual components wear out or because something more catastrophic can happen.

The good news is that is usually happens only after decades of reliable service. The bad news is that, once it’s reached that stage, you need to move relatively quickly. A trained plumbing service can install a new toilet in your bathroom with a minimum of fuss and bother, but you still need to be able to spot the signs that something is wrong. Those signs can include, but are not limited to, the following: Continue Reading

Professional Plumbers Do the Job Right

May 15th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Handy homeowners are accustomed to performing little repair jobs around their homes when the situation calls for it, and there’s always a temptation to extend that towards plumbing problems. Every household runs into a leak, a clog or some similar issue with its plumbing system, and if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, you may be tempted to perform the operation on your own in order to save a little money. In most cases, this is a serious error. Unless the issue can be solved with your plungers and a little elbow grease, it’s always preferable to summon a professional plumber to do the job: even if it looks comparatively minor. There are a number of reasons to do so. Continue Reading

Plumbing Advice for Vacation Homes

May 1st, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

plumbing-faucetLas Vegas is a tourist destination, and that means a number of homes in the Las Vegas area serve only as vacation residences, with occupants during only parts of the year. Vacation homes make an easy and convenient getaway, but they also require careful steps to keep in good shape. This is especially true when it comes to your plumbing. With proper care, you can be spared any nasty surprises when you arrive. Here’s a few tips on how to do that. Continue Reading

3 Signs of Trouble with Your Sewer Line

April 17th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

sewer-lineThe sewer line is the main means of removing waste from your drains, connecting your home’s plumbing system to the larger civic sewer system. Most of the time, it’s buried beneath the ground in your yard, keeping it out of sight and letting it do its job effectively and efficiently. Unfortunately, it can encounter trouble from time to time, and when it does its underground nature can be quite a thorny issue. Corrosion or shifting earth can cause leaks, while tree roots form your yard can be drawn to the sewage and wreak all manner of havoc. Clogs and blockages aren’t uncommon either, creating a problem for your entire system. Continue Reading