Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for January, 2014

How a Water Treatment System Can Improve Your Life

Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Water is essential for life, and today’s homeowners want to make sure they receive the best water possible flowing into their homes. However, municipal systems sometimes provide substandard water through the main water lines. This is why many people have opted to have installation of water treatment systems into their homes.

Here are some of the ways you can have a better life with a whole-house water treatment system. For a plumber in Las Vegas, NV who can install the right system, contact Butter Plumbing. We’ve served the Las Vegas Valley for over 15 years with quality plumbing.

Ways you’ll benefit from a water treatment system

  • Eliminate plumbing problems from hard water: Hard water—water with a large amount of minerals suspended in it—is rarely dangerous to drink, but can be devastating for plumbing. Hard water leaves behind calcite residue that will begin to build-up in pipes, leading to an increase in water pressure and eventually constant leaks breaking out. Hard water will also damage appliances attached to your water line, such as dishwashers and laundry machines. On top of all this, hard water makes it difficult to create strong soap lather. A water softener will take care of all these problems.
  • No more need to buy bottled water: Bottled water is expensive, unhealthy for the environment because of all the plastic used, and generally no better than tap water. Because most bottled water does not cross state lines, it is not subject to the FDA; therefore, tap water is more regulated than bottled water. Most of the time, bottled water is tap water, just with a label. A water treatment system will provide you with water that tastes better and is healthier than either bottled water or regular tap water.
  • Get rid of bad-smelling water: The smell of sulfur that can get into municipal water is extremely unappealing, and potentially very embarrassing if you have guests. Although the smell rarely indicates a health issue, it isn’t something that makes your life more pleasant. Water treatment systems can target this sulfur infiltration and remedy it.

Have whole house water treatment systems installed

All of the above benefits come from having a whole-house system installed, not just filters on individual sinks or faucets. It is much more cost-effective (not to mention more effective, period) to take care of the whole house with a water treatment system installed onto the main water line.

This kind of work requires experienced plumbers. Call Butter Plumbing to find a plumber in Las Vegas, NV who can advise you about the type of water treatment system that will work for your specific needs, and then install it so you’ll immediately begin to enjoy the benefits.

How Hydro-Jetting Is Used by Las Vegas, NV Plumbing Services

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Clogs: they’re never something you want to deal with, but they do happen. And if they happen frequently, then it’s a sign that your drainpipes need more than just a simple unclogging job from a plunger or a drain snake. Drains that have collected too much build-up—soap scum, hair, food particles—over a few years will become much less efficient and also prone to more clogging.

One of the best ways to have cleaner drains and reduce clogging is with hydro-jetting services. Here’s how hydro-jetting works and how it can help you. If you want plumbing services in Las Vegas, NV that includes quality hydro-jetting, contact our specialists at Butter Plumbing today.

Hydro-jetting basics

A hydro-jet is a specialized device that uses a motor to keep water at a very high pressure. The motor sends out a spray of water from a nozzle attached to a long hose that can snake deep down into drainpipes. The high pressure water blast from the nozzle sprays in multiple directions, and hydro-jetting technicians can fit different nozzles onto the hose (such as “ram nozzles” and “laser nozzles”) to send the spray exactly where it is needed. The high pressure water spray effectively cleans off unwanted accumulation from the inside of the drainpipes without causing damage to the pipes themselves—something that can often occur when using liquid drain cleaners.

Because the water exiting from the hydro-jet is at such high pressure (between 3,500–4,000 psi, which is equivalent to 2–25 gallons of water expelled per minute), only trained professionals should use this equipment.

To assist plumbers in locating where best to apply hydro-jetting, video camera equipment mounted on flexible rods can be used to locate clogged areas and places where the pipes need specific attention.

Call experienced hydro-jetters today

There are few better ways to clean your pipes without causing them damage than with professional hydro-jetting. The interior of your pipes will be in near-new condition after a hydro-jet gets through with them. Whether you are experiencing current clogging, or if you just want the reassurance of having your drainpipes cleansed, hydro-jetting is one of your best options.

Butter Plumbing specializes in hydro-jetting, and we have 15 years of experience serving the Las Vegas Valley. You can put your trust in our work when you need plumbing services in Las Vegas, NV for your drains, sewer line, bathroom, and more.

Why Hiring a Commercial Plumbing Contractor is Important

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Do you run a hotel, restaurant or retail store? Do you manage a commercial office space that needs a new plumbing system? It’s absolutely vital to have a good plumber on hand. You need to make sure that your customers, clients, tenants and employees are all kept happy when on your commercial premises. There is simply no other way to do business. Commercial plumbing is typically on a much larger scale than residential, and you need a professional to make sure that everything is in good working order at all times. At Butter Plumbing, we enjoy taking care of our commercial plumbing clients, so give our Las Vegas commercial plumbers a call today to learn more about our products and services.

As a fellow business in the area, we understand how important it is to have an excellent plumbing system. Whether you run a commercial kitchen with numerous plumbing fixtures and appliances, or a retail store with a small bathroom just for employees, you need to make sure that everything is in good working order. A good plumbing system is not only important so that your customers or clients receive a good impression of your business, but also because it helps to create an uninterrupted workflow—this is especially true in the case of restaurants, hotels, or other businesses in the service industry.

No matter what kind of business you have, you need to make certain that every aspect of its infrastructure is well taken care of. After all, we’re not talking about a minor inconvenience at home, but your livelihood. There are plenty of things that can go wrong with your plumbing system over the years. You may find that your water pressure has rapidly decreased due to a serious, hidden or underground leak in your water supply line, or that you have inadequate hot water because of a water heater malfunction. By having your system repaired and maintained by a professional, you can rest assured that the problems are taken care of thoroughly and quickly.

Call Butter Plumbing today for professional commercial plumbing services in Las Vegas.

Signs that You Need Professional Drain Cleaning

Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

When you think “drain cleaning”, you may think of the viscous, toxic, neon-colored liquid that you can buy at hardware stores and large grocery stores. While these products may promise to remove even the most resilient clogs, there are times when they do not work properly, and, what’s worse, they can actually do significant damage to your plumbing system. Although your plumbing system may be built out of durable metals and plastics, it’s not invincible, and you need to be careful with what you put down the drain. At Butter Plumbing, we offer professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas that is both highly effective and safe for your plumbing system. We’d like to look at some signs that you need professional drain cleaning.

  • Slow drain. One of the first signs that you have a partial accumulation of debris in your drainpipe is a slow drain. While it may not necessary stop you from taking a shower or using the kitchen sink, it can be a hassle to deal with, and it tends only to get worse over time. It can occur in your shower as a result of excessive hair or soap scum accumulating on the interior surface of your pipe. Sometimes, even a hair stopper cannot prevent this from happening, although it makes a decent preventive device.
  • Clogged drain. Another, perhaps more obvious, sign that you should take advantage of drain cleaning is a clogged or blocked drain. If you find that your drains fail to clear, then it means you have a serious blockage within the drainpipe system. It could be local to your shower or bathroom sink, or it could be a comprehensive issue related to a sewer line clog. In either case, drain cleaning is a great way to prevent further clogged drains throughout the home.
  • You haven’t had drain cleaning before. If you have never had a professional drain cleaning service performed at your home, then it may be a good idea to have it completed soon. There is no better preventive measure to help keep plumbing problems at bay.

Call Butter Plumbing today to learn more about the benefits of professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas.