Butter Plumbing Blog

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

Things to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom

April 3rd, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Bathroom renovations can be exciting projects, and spring is a great time to plan and schedule them. With the right technicians on your side, you can turn a drab, plain bathroom into something exciting. Having said that, it can be very easy to let the aesthetics overwhelm practicality, or worse: to let poor planning run roughshod over your budget and schedule. The right team will consult with you extensively before work begins and ensure that plans are made carefully not only to give you the bathroom you want at the price you anticipate, but to ensure that beauty and practicality remain in perfect balance. Every bathroom is different and so every bathroom renovation project is unique. In general terms, however, there are some specific things to consider when making your plans. Continue Reading

Water Softeners Improve Quality of Life

March 20th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Plumbing_1165884_49865573-meOur local plumbing systems are very effective and most of us enjoy the benefits of good plumbing with only the occasional repair or replacement session interfering. But here in the Nevada desert, the issue of hard water can slowly but inexorably eat into that dependability. There’s nothing actively harmful about hard water: it’s simply water with an unusually high mineral content, usually calcium or magnesium which our systems can ingest safely. But it wears into your quality of life, as well as affecting other key parts of your household. A water softener can easily correct those problems. Continue Reading

Check Your Water Heater for Problems

March 6th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

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Winters are harsher in Las Vegas, NV than most people realize. Though much warmer in comparison to winter back east, we still get our share of freezing temperatures, and with our dry climate, we experience lots of wear and tear over all parts of our home. This can apply to plumbing systems too, especially appliances like the water heater. Continue Reading

Do You Need a Replacement Pool Heater?

February 20th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

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Swimming pools go along with Las Vegas just like our world-class casinos and hotels do. Pool heaters allows you to make use of your pool even during the comparatively chilly desert winters and ensure that your pool remains warm and comfortable no matter what the weather is like. But pool heaters can wear out just like anything else, and if you suspect yours has run its race, now is an excellent time to schedule the installation of a new one. Continue Reading

Does Your Water Heater Need to Be Replaced?

February 6th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Water_Heaters_dreamstime_xl_11740158Most homes in Paradise, NV have a traditional tank water heater in place to provide hot water for cooking and cleaning. They do their jobs very quietly and are often tucked away in little-used parts of the home like the basement or garage. Unfortunately, that means that problems can creep in unnoticed, and if your water heater is more than 10 or 15 years old, those problems can quickly lead to a fundamental breakdown if you aren’t careful. When that happens, you need to get your water heater replaced right away.

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Why Are Frozen Pipes a Problem?

January 23rd, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

We don’t normally think about frozen pipes here in North Las Vegas, NV, and certainly daytime temperatures never enter the danger zone. But our winter nights can be remarkably cold, and frozen pipes become a viable threat when the thermometer drops below freezing. Why are they a problem, what causes them, and how can you act to prevent them? We’ve included a few ideas to help you out and hopefully save you a lot of expense and bother in the process. Continue Reading

How to Respond to Plumbing Leaks

January 16th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Plumbing leaks can affect any system, no matter how well maintained. Wear and tear, and the fact that most parts of the plumbing system are hidden from view, means that leaks can spring up at almost any time. They can present quite a dilemma when you first detect them, and the sight of water spreading across your bathroom floor often results in panic. Not to worry. If you know the steps to follow, you can curtail the damage, and Green Valley, NV has a plumbing service ready to fix the problem the right way. Before that can happen, however, you need to take several common-sense steps to stop the water from flowing. Continue Reading