Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for February, 2016

3 Signs that Your Sewer Line May Be Leaking

Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

No one likes to consider the possibility of a sewer line leak, since sewer lines are buried below the ground and used to require extensive excavation to reach. Modern techniques have made the problem much easier to deal with, but you still need to be able to spot the signs of a problem before you can summon the proper help. The good news is that local communities like Sun City, NV rarely have complications due to inclement weather, and trenchless technology makes repairing sewer line leaks much easier than before. If you can spot the signs early enough, you can take care of the problem before it gets out of hand. Here are 3 relatively easy ways of doing so. (more…)

Why Won’t My Ice Machine Turn On?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

If you run a restaurant or similar commercial enterprise here in Las Vegas, NV, you need an ice machine for drinks for your customers and other food items. When it stops running, you have a serious problem on your hands and need to get it dealt with immediately. The good news is that we can help with your plumbing problem swiftly and effectively, and can usually get to the bottom of an ice machine that won’t turn on in a flash. Besides the obvious reasons (it isn’t plugged in or receiving electrical power), the cause could be one of a number of possibilities. We’ve listed a few of them below. (more…)

Now is the Time for Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

The water heater in our Las Vegas, NV home is intended to last for a good long time, and many homeowners assume that just letting it do its thing is sufficient to provide clean hot water whenever you need it. That’s why breakdowns and problems often catch them by surprise. It’s a pity because a number of water heater issues can be stopped before they start, saving you the cost of an expensive repair in the bargain. Enter the water heater maintenance session. When conducted annually by a trained professional, it can save you a great deal of consternation and even extend the life of your water heater by many years. Here’s a quick breakdown on the steps involved. (more…)

Common Plumber’s Tools

Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Back in the day, all a plumber needed was a wrench, a plunger, and the know-how to make them work. But times have changed and any plumber worth his salt needs to change with it. Here in Las Vegas, NV we pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge. Just as plumbers today have more knowledge about the inner workings of your system and the skills to put that knowledge to good use, so too have the tools improved to make our repair and replacement operations easier and more effective. Here’s a breakdown of a few of the modern gizmos we use and why they can make a plumbing session with us go as smoothly as you could ever ask for. (more…)

3 Ways to Spot a Leak in Your Water Line

Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Water doesn’t come cheap in Las Vegas, NV and while plumbing leaks inside your home can be easily spotted and repaired, pipes beneath the ground are much trickier to diagnose. Chief among these is your water line, which brings potable water into your home and which can spell big problems if it develops a leak. When you spot a problem, you should first check to ensure that it is your problem and not something that the city should be dealing with. But before you can do that, you need to spot the leak in the first place, and again, since the water line is below ground, clues can be tricky to find. Here’s 3 of them for you to keep an eye out for. If you spot them, turn off the water and call in a plumber. (more…)