Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for August, 2016

Trouble Caused by High Water Pressure

Monday, August 29th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Problems with your plumbing can come in many different forms here in Green Valley, NV: anything from unexpected leaks to blockages in the drain pipes. High water pressure, however, can be a more systematic problem, leading to increased pressure on the pipes themselves and contributing to wear and tear across your plumbing system. A good technician can offer solutions to the problem, but first you need to determine whether high water pressure is a problemĀ or not. (more…)

We Test Water Quality

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We’ve all been deeply concerned over recent events in Flint, MI, in which the water supply for the entire city had been contaminated for months. It’s a chilling prospect, and while our water system here in Las Vegas, NVĀ and other nearby cities is eminently reliable, you never know when the unexpected will strike. That’s why we provide tests for water quality of all sorts, not only for the kind of horrific toxins found in Flint, but for more benign contaminants, such as hard water, which is much more common in our part of the country. more

Look for These Signs of Water Heater Trouble

Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We urge diligence when it comes to water heaters, in part because most of us don’t notice trouble with them until the problem has gotten out of hand. Most water heaters in Paradise, NV sit in quiet corners of the house, like the basement or the laundry room, and as long as the water is hot when we turn on the tap, we tend to focus on more pressing issues. But the sooner you can spot a problem with your water heater, the faster you’ll be able to address it and the greater the chances the the repair will be minor and inexpensive instead of serious. Signs can vary, and there may never be a comprehensive list — anything that strikes you as out of the ordinary should be a concern — but some of the more common signs include the following: (more…)

Tankless Water Heaters are Great for Vacation Homes

Monday, August 8th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Summerlin, NV and other towns in the Las Vegas area base their economy on tourism, as people come from all over the world to enjoy the entertainment we have to offer. That means we have a lot of vacation homes in the area, as well as time shares and similar housing arrangements. A tankless water heater — which eschews the tank in exchange for heating the water as it flows through the pipes — can solve a lot of problems for such homes that traditional tank models can’t. How? Here’s a quick breakdown. (more…)

How Professionals Pinpoint a Plumbing Leak

Monday, August 1st, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

In many cases, when a leak occurs, the homeowner sees the wide ranging effects, or notices a problem somewhere else in the system. For example, you may notice the water pressure dropping in your bathroom sink, caused by a leak further down the pipe. If you notice a problem, in your Green Valley, NV home, you can shut off the main water supply and solve the issue, but that doesn’t always pinpoint the exact place where the leak is taking place. Trained plumbers have equipment to do that, and part of what you pay for with plumbing repair. What kind of equipment, specifically? We have a few examples below. (more…)