Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Bathroom Plumbing’

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…)

Things to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Bathroom renovations can be exciting projects, and spring is a great time to plan and schedule them. With the right technicians on your side, you can turn a drab, plain bathroom into something exciting. Having said that, it can be very easy to let the aesthetics overwhelm practicality, or worse: to let poor planning run roughshod over your budget and schedule. The right team will consult with you extensively before work begins and ensure that plans are made carefully not only to give you the bathroom you want at the price you anticipate, but to ensure that beauty and practicality remain in perfect balance. Every bathroom is different and so every bathroom renovation project is unique. In general terms, however, there are some specific things to consider when making your plans. (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 A bathroom remodeling project can transform an outdated or ugly space into the height of aesthetic beauty, while adding new features that you and your family may desperately need.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…)

Causes of Clogs in Your Bathroom Sink

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We see a lot of bathroom sink clogs here in Summerlin, NV, and while you can use a chemical cleanser or store-bought solution to handle it, we usually recommend a professional plumbing service to deal with it. Clogs can be particularly tricky in the bathroom, and store-bought cleaners and even snakes will struggle to do the job the way you need them to. This stems in part due to the causes of clogs in bathroom sinks, which are often tougher to deal with than clogs in the kitchen sink. Kitchen clogs are almost always caused by foodstuffs, while bathroom clogs can comprise a wide array of materials, not all of which will respond to store-bought solutions. Here’s a quick look at some of the causes. (more…)

Upgrades to Consider During Bathroom Remodeling

Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

A bathroom remodeling is an exciting prospect, giving an older bathroom a full make-over and improving your quality of life in the process. Here in Las Vegas, NV, any bathroom remodeling should take place with the assistance of a qualified plumber, who can discuss your options with you and ensure that the amenities of your new space work exactly the way you need them to. In addition to necessary changes, such as shifting the positions of a sink to make it more accessible, you may want to consider these upgrades during bathroom remodeling as a way of helping your new space function more efficiently and make the most of the changes you’re in the midst of making. (more…)

What Are Your Options for a New Bathroom Sink?

Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Whether you’re replacing a bathroom sink on its own or part of a larger remodeling project, you need to know your options to make the best choice. We live in Las Vegas, NV, which means that style and look are always a consideration, but your bathroom sink also needs to be practical, since you’ll be using it every day you own your home. In light of that, it helps to understand your options for a new bathroom sink, starting with the basic style of it, and how that style affects both the aesthetics and the functionality of your bathroom. Here’s a brief list of the basics. (more…)

How Does a Low Flow Toilet Work?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

If you are unfamiliar with how a low flow toilet works, you may have concerns that it may not be up to doing the job needed. Rest assured that low flow toilets not only do the job, in many ways, they can do it better than regular toilets.

If you’ve been thinking about updating your bathroom plumbing in Centennial with a low flow toilet, following is an explanation of how a low flow toilet works and why it may be better for your home.

The Advantage of Modifications

A low flow toilet works the same as a regular one: the components are the same and the process for flushing is the same. The differences are in some modifications that were made to regular toilets to make them low flow toilets. When low flow toilets were first introduced in the mid-1990s, all that was modified was the toilet tank size. Reducing the tank size so that the maximum amount of water – 1.6 gallons – could be achieved didn’t take into account the physics of a toilet flush. As such, the result of a low flow toilet wasn’t very good. Upon examination, it was found that making a few modifications would make the flush very strong, allowing the toilet to achieve its job. So here is what is different on a low flow toilet:

  • Large flush valve – the flush valve is larger on a low flow toilet, which allows the water to rush faster and harder into the tank. The result is a stronger, better flush.
  • Center placement of bowl outlet – in older toilets, the outlet hole for the toilet is typically closer to the back; in a low flow toilet, it is placed in the center of the bowl. This allows for an easier and more direct exit for anything in the bowl.
  • More water toward the front – in a regular toilet, the water level is higher and evenly dispersed; in a low flow toilet, not only is there less water, the water is positioned so that there is more of it resting in the front of the bowl. Re-positioning the water to the front of the bowl helps clear waste more effectively.

Low flow toilets can help you save significantly on annual water costs. If you are interested in updating your toilet(s), call Butter Plumbing today!

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom Plumbing

Monday, November 4th, 2013 by Butter Plumbing

Your bathroom is probably the most plumbed room in the entire home. It is certainly one of the most used parts of the home. Your toilet alone can account for nearly one-third of the average family’s water consumption. It’s incredibly important that your bathroom be functional, efficient, as well as aesthetically pleasing. Whether during your morning routine or after a long day of work, you expect your bathroom to be comfortable and convenience. There are some excellent bathroom plumbing upgrades that you can take advantage of. In today’s post, we would like to review a few of these.

  • Low-flow toilet. Because of how much water your toilet actually consumes on a daily basis and throughout the year, it’s important to make sure that yours works efficiently. A low flow toilet can use less than half the amount of water as that of an older, conventional toilet. This can amount to serious savings in the long-term. The best part is that you won’t have to sacrifice your comfort in order to become more energy efficient. There are a number of different system types and sizes available on the market today.
  • Shower. Another bathroom plumbing upgrade that you may want to take advantage of is a new shower. Whatever type of shower you have, it’s an incredibly important part of your daily life, as it’s responsible for getting ready in the morning or relaxing after physical activity. We offer various types of showers and bathtubs for installation or replacement. While you may want to have your shower stay in the same place, we can also help you move the shower location within the same room.
  • Sink. Another upgrade to consider is your bathroom sink. There is no substitute for having a reliable bathroom sink in the home, and there are a number of stylish and budget-conscious options on the market today. We can help you select a model that works well for your home.

Call Butter Plumbing today if you’re interested to learn more about the various bathroom plumbing upgrades in Las Vegas you can take advantage of.