Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for July, 2015

How Does Hard Water Affect My Plumbing?

Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Hard water is simply water with an excessive amount of mineral content, usually calcium or magnesium which slips in as it percolates through the bedrock. Since Las Vegas, NV is a desert community, hard water can often be a problem to local homeowners, and while it’s not actively hazardous, it can lower the quality of your life considerably. The solution is a water softening system designed to remove the mineral content of hard water, and improve your home plumbing as a result. “How does hard water affect my plumbing?” you ask. The effects are subtle but noticeable. (more…)

3 Options for a New Water Heater

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

No one likes the prospect of replacing a water heater, but sooner or later, every appliance needs replacing, and your stalwart water heater is no different. The good news is that you’re no longer limited to the singular options you might have had in the past. Traditional water heaters still do a great job, but with a little research, you might find a system that works better for your home and might save you some money in the bargain. Here’s 3 options for a new water heater that you may want to think about. (more…)

3 Things to Look for in a Quality Plumber

Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Life moves pretty fast here in Las Vegas, NV, and we don’t always have time to treat plumbing problems the way we should. A reliable service can be worth its weight in gold, which is why you need to choose a plumbing service carefully. We’re a big city and you have lots of choices, but there are some concrete ways to ensure that your service meets all of the criteria you need. Here are 3 things to look for in a quality plumber. (more…)

Signs You Need to Repipe

Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Repiping is the task of replacing an old or faulty length of pipe in your home with a new one. In many cases, it involves only a single length of pipe or a section, but whole-house repiping does take place sometimes. Las Vegas, NV has plenty of plumbers with the skills and experience needed to conduct a proper repiping, but before that can happen, you need to spot the signs you need to repipe. That can be tricky since much of your plumbing is out of sight in the walls or crawlspaces. Here’s a quick list of some things to look out for that may signal a need to replace some or all of your pipes. (more…)