Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for April, 2016

Get the Grease Traps in Your Restaurant Serviced

Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

The term is FOG, which stands for Fats, Oils and Grease. If you work in the plumbing business, you know exactly how much trouble they can be: poured down the drain in hot liquid form, only to cool and solidify in the pipes and create a bad clog. In residential homes, we recommend that people never pour such materials down the drain, but rather put them in a coffee can until they cool, then throw them in the trash. Restaurants, however, rarely have that luxury due to the sheer volume of food they produce as part of their business. And here in Henderson, NV, restaurants are one of the staples of our economy. (more…)

Get Your Pool Heater Serviced Now!

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Here in Green Valley, NV, a residential swimming pool can be a little slice of heaven: providing cool relief in the heat of summer and giving your family a place to make some great memories. But pools need maintaining, as you doubtless know, and that includes making sure your pool heater gets the care and attention it deserves as well as other aspects of the pool. Pool heaters expand the utility of your pool, ensuring not only that it is exactly the temperature you desire, but allowing you to continue to use the pool when winter nights get cold or the weather is otherwise uncooperative. Now makes the ideal time to service your heater, when the winter is over, but summer has not yet begun.

What Does Servicing Entail?

A heater servicing isn’t the same as a formal repair job. Repairs are intended to address a specific problem with your heater, which maintenance sessions are designed to look for any kinds of problems that might not have manifested, but could be looming in the future. It’s also intended to clean the filter, check the connections, ensure that any worn parts are replaced and doing other little things to stay ahead of the wear and tear.

What are the Benefits?

The most obvious benefit of a servicing session is that it allows your heater to function more efficiently, and while pool heaters don’t cost a huge amount of money to run, maintenance on it can shave a few dollars off of those monthly bills. More importantly, it helps reduce the risk of a more serious breakdown, and in the even a significant issue is forming, it lets the tehcnician get a jump on it early. That way, you can schedule a repair session at your leisure, instead of running around after a breakdown, and the repairs are likely to cost less than they might if you just let the problem go without treating it.

Butter Plumbing can handle pool heater repairs and maintenance for you.

Trust a Professional to Remove Drain Clogs

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Drain clogs are a common occurrence here in North Las Vegas, NV: created by anything from food to beauty products to toys and shows flushed down your toilet by enterprising children. In most cases, it can be tempting to handle such issues yourself, with a plunger, a household cleanser, or perhaps a snake purchased at a local hardware store. In all but the gentlest cases, this can be a big mistake. It may seem like a greater expense to summon a plumber, but the potential problems are often too great to ignore. Here’s a few reasons why you should trust a professional to remove drain clogs. (more…)

Causes of Clogs in Your Bathroom Sink

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We see a lot of bathroom sink clogs here in Summerlin, NV, and while you can use a chemical cleanser or store-bought solution to handle it, we usually recommend a professional plumbing service to deal with it. Clogs can be particularly tricky in the bathroom, and store-bought cleaners and even snakes will struggle to do the job the way you need them to. This stems in part due to the causes of clogs in bathroom sinks, which are often tougher to deal with than clogs in the kitchen sink. Kitchen clogs are almost always caused by foodstuffs, while bathroom clogs can comprise a wide array of materials, not all of which will respond to store-bought solutions. Here’s a quick look at some of the causes. (more…)