Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for August, 2015

What Are the Benefits of a Sump Pump?

Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

You wouldn’t think that flooding would be a problem in a desert town like Las Vegas, NV, but in fact we can get a surprising amount of it. Sudden floods are surprisingly prevalent during the rainy season, and our civic sewer system isn’t always set up to handle it. If your basement or crawlspace is prone to flooding, you can take steps to prevent it by installing a sump pump. The benefits are self-apparent: your property stays dry and you don’t need to worry about coming home to find water in your basement sloshing around your ankles. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works. (more…)

What Are Your Options for a New Bathroom Sink?

Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Whether you’re replacing a bathroom sink on its own or part of a larger remodeling project, you need to know your options to make the best choice. We live in Las Vegas, NV, which means that style and look are always a consideration, but your bathroom sink also needs to be practical, since you’ll be using it every day you own your home. In light of that, it helps to understand your options for a new bathroom sink, starting with the basic style of it, and how that style affects both the aesthetics and the functionality of your bathroom. Here’s a brief list of the basics. (more…)

Common Problems with Pool Heaters

Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

We’re sun worshipers here in Las Vegas, NV and nothing helps you enjoy our balmy days like your own pool. Every pool needs a heater to function, helping to maintain the temperature even on cool winter nights and ensure that your pool is comfortable and inviting no matter when you choose to take a dip. Pool heaters may look simple, but they can be deceptively complex devices, and when they run into trouble, you need a trained technician to fix the problems. Here’s a list of common problems with pool heaters to look out for. When you spot them, shut the heater down and call a repair service immediately. (more…)

Problems Caused by High Water Pressure in Your Pipes

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Water pressure is used to move water through the pipes in your home, and when you turn on the hot water (which expands), the pressure goes even higher. The pipes in your plumbing are built to take it, but they can only stand so much, and when components like the pressure reducing valve (or PRV) malfunction, you could end up with a serious problem very quickly. Generally speaking, most residential plumbing systems need to work under water pressure of 80 psi (pounds per square inch) or less, but if that gets exceeded, there could be trouble. The good news is that Las Vegas, NV has a qualified plumbing service that can solve problems cause by high water pressure in your pipes, but it helps if you know what those problems might be before you call for assistance. (more…)

Why Should I Invest in a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Tankless water heaters serve as an alternative to traditional water heaters: the ones with the big white tank you’re probably familiar with. They offer a number of benefits over older tanked models and if you’re looking to install or replace one that has permanently failed, you might want to consider them as an alternative. They work by using superheating coils, which the water passes through on the way to your faucet. And considering the type of houses we have here in Las Vegas, NV, they can provide you with a number of benefits. “Why should I invest in a tankless water heater?” you ask. Read on for the answers. (more…)