Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for March, 2017

Water Softeners Improve Quality of Life

Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Plumbing_1165884_49865573-meOur local plumbing systems are very effective and most of us enjoy the benefits of good plumbing with only the occasional repair or replacement session interfering. But here in the Nevada desert, the issue of hard water can slowly but inexorably eat into that dependability. There’s nothing actively harmful about hard water: it’s simply water with an unusually high mineral content, usually calcium or magnesium which our systems can ingest safely. But it wears into your quality of life, as well as affecting other key parts of your household. A water softener can easily correct those problems. (more…)

Check Your Water Heater for Problems

Monday, March 6th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

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Winters are harsher in Las Vegas, NV than most people realize. Though much warmer in comparison to winter back east, we still get our share of freezing temperatures, and with our dry climate, we experience lots of wear and tear over all parts of our home. This can apply to plumbing systems too, especially appliances like the water heater. (more…)