Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Common Water Heater Issues

Monday, May 30th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Water heaters are pretty stalwart devices, and most of them perform their jobs without a fuss year in and year out. But just like any other appliance, they can run into problems from time to time. Sadly, many of those problems stem from neglect or lack of proper care, which is why we strongly recommend servicing your water heater once or twice a year to help stop those problems in the bud. Sometimes, repairs are inevitable, however. Issues will arise either on their own as a part of general wear and tear, or because of damage inflicted by any number of causes. The sooner you can address such issues by calling in a qualified plumber, the better off your water heater will be. We’ve listed a few of the more common ones below. (more…)

Install a Water Softener Today!

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

One of the constant issues with plumbing here in Las Vegas, NV is the presence of hard water in our systems. We live in a desert, and that means that hard water will always be with us in one form or another. Hard water isn’t dangerous to you: it’s just water with a high mineral content, usually calcium or magnesium which your body can absorb harmlessly. But it can create other problems that will adversely affect your plumbing, and if you’re not careful can cost you a great deal in a thousand little issues. A water softener for your home makes an excellent magic bullet to solve such problems. Here’s a quick breakdown of what we’re talking about. (more…)

What to Look for in a New Pool Heater

Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

A pool heater is an absolutely essential component to your Green Valley, NV household pool system, keeping the water at the ideal temperature no matter what time of year it is. Now is the ideal time to look for a new one if you need it: in the spring when temperatures are rising and you can enjoy the benefits of a new system for the entire summer. When looking for a new pool heating system, there are several things you can look for that will keep you pointed in the right direction. We’ve spelled out the most essential for you below. (more…)

Steps for Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

Monday, May 9th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We like to live on the cutting edge here in Summerlin, NV and that can apply to vital parts of your home such as your bathroom as well. A bathroom remodeling project can transform an outdated or ugly space into the height of aesthetic beauty, while adding new features that you and your family may desperately need. The key to a successful remodeling project is planning, and the more you can prepare for the operation, the happier you’re likely to be with the final results. A good plumber can help you every step of the way, and a proper consultation session can help clear up many of the questions you may have about the process. We’ve provided a few key tips below. (more…)

3 Signs of a Broken Garbage Disposal

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Las Vegas, NV residents almost uniformly have a garbage disposal in their sink. It’s one of the staples  of modern living and most of us couldn’t conceive of life without it. Unfortunately, that means we can all get a little complacent with our garbage disposals, and while trouble is infrequent, it can bring your whole kitchen to a halt when it arrives. The sooner you can spot the signs of a problem with your garbage disposal, the more quickly you can get it fixed or replaced, and the less expensive any fixes are likely to be. Here are 3 signs of a broken garbage disposal for you to look for.