Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for September, 2015

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Tankless water heaters are often touted as superior to traditional tanked models and indeed they provide a number of benefits to an enterprising homeowner. But tank water heaters remain a staple in many homes and their reliability means that they will always have a place in many homes. When the time comes to replace your water heater, you may be torn as to which unit will serve you best. We’ve included a quick cheat sheet to help you decide on tank vs. tankless water heaters. (more…)

Signs of Water Heater Damage

Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Most of us don’t pay much attention to our water heaters, since they do their jobs quietly and don’t cause a fuss. But when trouble arises, you’re going to notice it very quickly, and subtle signs can clue you in to a big problem headed your way. Homeowners in Las Vegas, NV who can spot signs of water heater damage often get a jump on the problem and can summon a plumber before the trouble results in a disaster. We’ve includes a brief list of things to watch for with your system. If you spot them, summon a trained professional immediately. (more…)

How to Tell If You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Plumbing leaks are among the most common calls we take, and here in Las Vegas, NV, we’ve seen just about every permutation of this basic plumbing issue you can imagine. In some ways, it’s more beneficial to see a catastrophic leak that spreads water all over the floor than a pinhole leak or something smaller that takes months to properly detect. With the former, you can just shut off the water and call a plumber, but the latter can cause much more damage in the time it takes for you to spot the difficulty. Trained plumbers can use advanced technology to spot the precise point of a leak, but you’re never going to know until you call them and you can’t call them until you spot the signs of trouble. Here are a few easy ways to tell if you have a plumbing leak. (more…)

3 Signs You Have a Slab Leak

Monday, September 7th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

A slab leak is a leak that appears in a pipe either embedded in your foundation or buried beneath it. As you can imagine, it’s a very difficult problem simply for the sheer logistics of getting to the pipe to repair the leak. It’s also problematic because detecting a slab leak is very difficult for the same reasons that getting to it to fix the leak is difficult. Here in Las Vegas, NV, quality plumbing services have high-tech means of detecting slab leaks. But you need to use more conventional methods of figuring out the problem if you’re going to summon a service in the first place. Here are 3 signs you have a slab leak. (more…)