Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

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…)

Pool Heater Maintenance and Repair Needs

Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

For living in Las Vegas, a pool is the perfect luxury to take the edge off the dry daytime desert heat and give your own backyard the aura of a resort hotel.  But there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the pleasures of a pool during the evening, or during the cooler months. That’s why having a pool heater is so important for getting the most from your investment in a backyard pool: whether evening parties or a private swim before bedtime, your pool will always be ready for you with the right heater working for you.

But just as your pool needs cleaning and attention, so does the heater. You should have regular maintenance scheduled to take care of the pool heater, and when problems crop up that need repair, call for professionals right away. Butter Plumbing can help with this and any plumbing repair in Las Vegas, NV that you need.

Your pool heater needs maintenance and repairs

Pool heaters come in a variety of types similar to furnaces and boilers: natural gas, propane, and electric. We hope you had professional installation to match the heater with your pool, or one of the first difficulties you’ll encounter is a pool heater that can’t warm up the water to the level you want.

Pool heaters are susceptible to similar breakdowns as the corresponding furnace or boiler: clogged gas lines, dirty burners, broken heating elements, failed electrical ignition, other electrical issues. Maintenance is necessary for these parts to keep them clean, and to swap out any aging components before they become repair needs. Pool heaters develop debris in a way different from other heating systems because of the sort of detritus that falls into a pool. Maintenance will help clear away these problems and keep the filter and intake clean. Too much debris will lead to clogs which cause low water flow, inferior heating, and the heater shutting off early and not coming back on.

Keep in mind that when a pool heater starts to show signs of trouble, it can become a safety hazard if you try to inspect or troubleshoot the problem on your own. Always contact pool heater professionals when you need repairs.

Sign up for maintenance today

You should have maintenance for your pool heater at least once a year, usually in the spring before the pool starts getting the most use. This maintenance is a more complex task than a simple pool cleaning, since it involves HVAC and plumbing systems. Call Butter Plumbing to start a maintenance program for your pool heater, and contact us 24/7 for any plumbing repair in Las Vegas, NV that you need.