Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

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…)

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.


3 Causes of Drain Smells

Monday, July 18th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

It’s never pleasant to come home to a sink or a drain smelling like an open sewer. The bad news is that smells emanating from the drains is one of the more common service calls we attend to here in Paradise, NV. The good news is that they’re usually very simple to solve, and if you know what some of the causes are, you can help yourself out without needing to contact a plumber. Here’s a list of the three most common causes of drain smells:


Don’t Use a Cleanser to Get Rid of Those Clogs

Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Clogs are a fairly common occurrence for more household plumbing systems, and here in Summerlin, NV, homeowners deal with them all the time. The usually step is to buy a cleanser at the local store, apply it as instructed and wait. It’s easy, fast and very inexpensive. Unfortunately, it rarely works as well as it should, which is why we always recommend contacting a professional plumber to deal with your clogged pipes rather than relying on a store-bought cleanser. Why? Read on for the answers. (more…)

3 Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

No one likes to think about having to clean their drain; there’s plenty of more interesting things to spend your money on and the hassle involved in fixing a plumbing problem can be extreme. That’s why it’s important to summon a trained plumber as soon as you detect a problem with your drain. Your plumbing is a vital part of your home, and the sooner a professional can fix the problem, the faster you can get on with your life. Here’s 3 signs that you need drain cleaning that you should look out for. (more…)

What Kinds of Foods Should Never Go Down the Drain?

Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

We accept garbage disposals as a way of life, and here in Las Vegas, NV, people enjoy cuisine from all over the world. It’s a big part of what has made our hospitality industry so successful, and residents have learned to appreciate that variety in their own diets. That doesn’t mean you can just throw anything down the drain and expect it to vanish, however. Some foods can clog your plumbing or garbage disposal, and you can save yourself a lot of heartache by paying close attention to what you wash down your kitchen sink. What kinds of foods should never go down the drain? We’ve provided a short list below. (more…)

What Is Hydro Jetting?

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

One of the reasons it’s so important to hire professional plumbers for your drain work is the tools to which they have access. Simply put, trained and licensed plumbers have access to tools that homeowners don’t, and the pros know exactly how to use them. One tool that is great for cleaning your drains thoroughly without causing damage is the hydro jetter. Hydro jetters are tools that only professionals have access to, and the experts at Butter Plumbing have these tools, and the training and experience to use them. (more…)

Signs that You Need Professional Drain Cleaning

Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

When you think “drain cleaning”, you may think of the viscous, toxic, neon-colored liquid that you can buy at hardware stores and large grocery stores. While these products may promise to remove even the most resilient clogs, there are times when they do not work properly, and, what’s worse, they can actually do significant damage to your plumbing system. Although your plumbing system may be built out of durable metals and plastics, it’s not invincible, and you need to be careful with what you put down the drain. At Butter Plumbing, we offer professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas that is both highly effective and safe for your plumbing system. We’d like to look at some signs that you need professional drain cleaning.

  • Slow drain. One of the first signs that you have a partial accumulation of debris in your drainpipe is a slow drain. While it may not necessary stop you from taking a shower or using the kitchen sink, it can be a hassle to deal with, and it tends only to get worse over time. It can occur in your shower as a result of excessive hair or soap scum accumulating on the interior surface of your pipe. Sometimes, even a hair stopper cannot prevent this from happening, although it makes a decent preventive device.
  • Clogged drain. Another, perhaps more obvious, sign that you should take advantage of drain cleaning is a clogged or blocked drain. If you find that your drains fail to clear, then it means you have a serious blockage within the drainpipe system. It could be local to your shower or bathroom sink, or it could be a comprehensive issue related to a sewer line clog. In either case, drain cleaning is a great way to prevent further clogged drains throughout the home.
  • You haven’t had drain cleaning before. If you have never had a professional drain cleaning service performed at your home, then it may be a good idea to have it completed soon. There is no better preventive measure to help keep plumbing problems at bay.

Call Butter Plumbing today to learn more about the benefits of professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas.

Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

Monday, November 11th, 2013 by Butter Plumbing

Do your drains no longer function as they should? Is there a smell wafting up from your plumbing system? Have you never had your drains cleaned? Your wastewater disposal system is just as important as the pipes that supply your fixtures, faucets and plumbed appliances. It keeps your home clean and hygienic at all times and it’s a great way to restore the effectiveness of your entire plumbing system. There are numerous benefits to professional drain cleaning. Let’s take a look a few in today’s blog post. You can depend on the experts at Butter Plumbing for all of your drain cleaning needs.

  • Effectiveness. It’s not hard to see that keeping your drainpipes clean is good for your plumbing system. Over time, your wastewater disposal system can accumulate a significant amount of debris. From hair to grease, soap scum to organic waste, they endure substantial wear and tear in the long-term. Drain cleaning improves the effectiveness of your plumbing system by removing any accumulations that can block the flow of wastewater. When you drainpipes become clogged, whether completely or partially, it can lead to serious problems down the road.
  • System longevity. Like any other part of your home, cleaning your drainpipes is a way of staying ahead of problems and increasing the longevity of your plumbing system as a whole. Anything that you can do to make sure that your drains work exactly as they should is a good thing. Drain cleaning by a professional plumber is the best way to get the most from your wastewater disposal system for years to come.
  • Safe cleaning. Professional drain cleaning ensures not only that your drainpipes are cleaned thoroughly, but also that they are cleaned safely. This is critical as using harsh chemicals bought at the hardware store can actually do serious damage to your drainpipes, causing them to corrode from the inside and leak over time. Our drain cleaning is safe and effective.

If you feel as though your drains are underperforming or they cannot handle your wastewater, then you may need to have them inspected by a professional. Call Butter Plumbing today to learn more about our professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas.