Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for November, 2015

3 Reasons to Install a Water Filtration System

Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

We have a pretty good civic water system here in Las Vegas, NV, but hard water can be a recurring problem. That’s water with a high degree of mineral content, usually calcium and zinc. It’s harmless to consume, but it does give water an odd metallic taste. It can also affect your quality of life in more subtle ways, both in terms of drinking and cooking, and in terms of cleaning. A water filtration system installed in your plumbing can eliminate the hard water and bestow a number of benefits to your home. Here are 3 reasons to install a water filtration system. (more…)

How to Avoid Garbage Disposal Problems

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Your garbage disposal is one of those vital appliances in your home, and yet we don’t think about much until it breaks down. Garbage disposals do so much for us, day in and day out, that it’s very easy to take them for granted. When your disposal breaks down, it can bring your whole life to a halt, complicating meal preparation and making it much harder to perform other basic kitchen functions. There’s a reliable plumbing service here in Las Vegas, NV that can repair your garbage disposal when it runs into trouble, but much better than that is avoiding the problem in the first place. Here’s a few tips on how to avoid garbage disposal problems. (more…)

3 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

At first glance it sounds absurd: frozen pipes in Las Vegas, NV? We’re in the desert! How does that happen? But residents know that our winter nights can get quite cold in the desert, and since most of us don’t consider it a problem, frozen pipes can sneak up on us very easily. A good plumber can repair the damage, but we believe that you can do much better by preventing those repairs in the first place. As cold weather descends upon us, here are 3 ways you can prevent frozen pipes. (more…)

Causes of Problems with Your Pool Heater

Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Las Vegas, NV benefits from extremely mild winters, which means that homeowners with pools can enjoy their use all year. But in the chillier season, which we’re just now entering, a pool heater is necessary to keep your water warm and comfortable. When problems arise with your pool heater, you need to get them addressed quickly with a qualified professional technician. The causes of problems with your pool heater can vary, but if you spot any of them, call in support before you attempt to use it. Here’s a brief list of potential trouble spots, which you should learn to look out for. (more…)

High Pressure Water Can Damage Plumbing

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Your plumbing – as well as that of the Las Vegas, NV civic sewer system and any system that involves piping – is built to withstand pressure from the water that passes through it. And as technology has improved, pipes have only gotten sturdier and better able to withstand pressure. But the laws of physics never waver, and as tough as modern pipes can be, high water pressure can be even tougher. It will damage your plumbing and can easily lead to breaches and leaks if you aren’t careful.  Most pipes should have a pressure of 80 psi or so, but pressure can rise to 100 or even 150 psi very easily.  That’s a cause for concern. (more…)