Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for May, 2015

3 Issues with Fixing Plumbing Problems Yourself

Monday, May 25th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Las Vegas, NV has plenty of trained plumbers, but many residents pride themselves on self-sufficiency and often prefer to repair things around the home themselves. This can be a big mistake. While home improvement stores offer DIY solutions and you can purchase equipment such as snakes and drain cleaners at your local supermarket, attempts to solve a problem like that yourself can often go disastrously wrong. Professional plumbers can always work more efficiently and do the job better. Before you attempt to fix a plumbing problem yourself, consider these 3 issues which often arise in such situations. (more…)

3 Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

No one likes to think about having to clean their drain; there’s plenty of more interesting things to spend your money on and the hassle involved in fixing a plumbing problem can be extreme. That’s why it’s important to summon a trained plumber as soon as you detect a problem with your drain. Your plumbing is a vital part of your home, and the sooner a professional can fix the problem, the faster you can get on with your life. Here’s 3 signs that you need drain cleaning that you should look out for. (more…)

What Kinds of Foods Should Never Go Down the Drain?

Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

We accept garbage disposals as a way of life, and here in Las Vegas, NV, people enjoy cuisine from all over the world. It’s a big part of what has made our hospitality industry so successful, and residents have learned to appreciate that variety in their own diets. That doesn’t mean you can just throw anything down the drain and expect it to vanish, however. Some foods can clog your plumbing or garbage disposal, and you can save yourself a lot of heartache by paying close attention to what you wash down your kitchen sink. What kinds of foods should never go down the drain? We’ve provided a short list below. (more…)

Signs Your Grease Trap Needs Cleaning

Monday, May 4th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

If you are in the food service industry, then at least one of your sinks has a grease trap. Grease traps are critical to the good operation of your kitchen as they help sort food waste, separating the liquid waste from the solid waste, including FOG (fats, oils and grease). Because of the way a grease trap works, it is imperative to have your grease trap cleaned every 60 to 90 days by trained experts, like the ones at Butter Plumbing. Grease traps are one of those components that don’t let you forget to clean them as they have some very clear signs that they are full. What are those signs? Let’s take a look: (more…)