Butter Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

3 Benefits of a Water Softener

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by Butter Plumbing

water-softening-systemHard water is a common problem in desert communities like ours. Groundwater can retain traces of minerals like calcium and magnesium, which can end up in our drinking water. The good news is that it’s not actually harmful: our bodies can absorb those minerals quite easily. The bad news is that hard water can cause a number of other problems that lower the quality of life in your home. (more…)

Add New Plumbing Fixtures for the New Year

Monday, January 8th, 2018 by Butter Plumbing

new-plumbing-fixtures2018 has arrived and amid New Year’s resolutions like losing weight and quitting smoking, you might have made a resolution to help make your home more beautiful or more efficient. Your kitchen or bathroom fixtures, for example, may be old, ugly, outdated or just not functioning the way you need them to. In those cases, a good plumber can be an outstanding resource: helping you explore your options and select the right one for your home. We’ve provided a brief list of some of the more enticing ones below. (more…)

Fight Hard Water with a Water Softener

Monday, December 11th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-softening-systemThe civic water systems we have in the Las Vegas area do a good job of keeping our water free of contaminants such as mold, bacteria, and chemicals like Chromium 6. Hard water, however, is a different story, and in desert communities like ours, it can be a big problem. The good news is that you don’t have to just deal with it. A water softening system installed in your home plumbing can solve the issue and ensure that hard water doesn’t bother you ever again. (more…)

Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, November 27th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

repair-plumbing-leakPlumbing leaks rank among the most common service calls we take. The good news is that they’re relatively easy to fix. Modern technology has made it easier than ever for trained plumbers to pinpoint the exact location of a leak and to get it fixed quickly so that your plumbing system can get back up to speed. (more…)

The Holidays Are Coming: Watch What You Throw Down Your Drain

Monday, November 13th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

drain-repairThanksgiving is just a few weeks away and Christmas is just a short ways behind it. That means you’ll probably be making a lot more food this holiday season, whether it’s a grand family feast or just something a little special for the holidays. Kitchen sinks and appliances like garbage disposals see a lot of use this time of year, and we tend to see a big upswing in repair calls on kitchen pipes and garbage disposals in the weeks surrounding the holidays. (more…)

Drain Services Require a Professional Plumber

Monday, October 30th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

drain-repairProblems with the drains constitute one of the most common plumbing calls we need to make. Most of the time, it’s a stubborn clog which backs up the outlet and prevents it from being used until it’s fixed. Sometimes, it can be a leak in the pipe or something even more serious. Because drain problems are quite common, most homeowners prefer to deal with them themselves: either with a store-bought solution to a clog or some quick DIY repairs on the drain line. In almost every case, this is a terrible mistake. A trained plumber, with proper licensing and experience in the field, can handle drain services the right way and potentially save you from a world of trouble. (more…)

When Do You Need an Emergency Plumber?

Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

emergency-plumbing-servicesGenerally speaking, you should always contact a plumber when you encounter a problem with your pipes and outlets. Store-bought solutions rarely do the job, and problems such as leaks or clogs can often appear at times when your hands are full with the daily obligations or work and family. (more…)

Trust a Plumber with Bathroom Remodeling Projects

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

bathroom-remodeling-projectA bathroom remodeling project can be an exciting prospect for your home. The bathroom is one of the most important parts of the home after all: the first place you visit when you get up in the morning and the last place you visit before you go to bed. If something isn’t right with it, whether it’s the aesthetics or a more practical question of functionality, remodeling may be the perfect way to deal with it. And the fall makes a great time for such a project, as our hot desert weather has begun to cool and the operation won’t take as much time or effort to compensate for high temperatures. (more…)

How to Avoid a Drain Cleaning Session

Monday, September 18th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

clogged-plumbing-drainsDrain clogs rank among the most common plumbing issues homeowners will have to face. It’s never any fun to turn on the sink only to watch the water bubble back up or take a shower only to end up ankle-deep in dirty water. Ideally, a professional plumber should be called in to deal with a clogged drain with a formal drain cleaning session. But most drain clogs can be avoided with a little care, and the more you can do to prevent them from forming, the better.

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3 Qualities to Look for in a Professional Plumber

Monday, September 4th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

professional-plumbing-serviceSooner or later, every home will develop a plumbing problem, whether it’s a leak, a clog, or something more serious. And almost every time, you will benefit from contacting a professional plumber instead of trying to deal with the problem yourself. Professionals are licensed, bonded and insured, as well as possessing high-end tools that laymen might not be able to operate and the experience to perform any plumbing operation swiftly and effectively. If you have an issue with your plumbing system that can’t be resolved with a plunger and a little elbow grease, your best bet is to call in a professional. (more…)