Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Henderson’

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…)

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…)

When Do You Need an Emergency Plumber?

Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

emergency-plumbing-servicesPlumbing problems usually demand a swift response. A simple clog or leak can bring your household grinding to a halt, and in many cases can cause a great deal of damage to your entire household. A good plumbing service can get there quickly to solve the problem, but not every plumbing issue takes place during regular working hours. (more…)

Be Careful What Foods Go Down Your Drain

Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

The holidays have arrived and if you’re living in Henderson, NV, chances are you’ll be hosting family and friends sometime in the next month. Food preparation is an essential part of the holidays, and you’re likely to be quite busy in the kitchen at some point or another. Be careful, however, in your preparations that you don’t throw the wrong kinds of food down your drain. We deal with a lot of clogged drain calls and a lot or garbage disposal repair calls this time of year, many of which can be prevented with just a little foresight. Here’s a quick list of foods that should be thrown in the garbage instead of down the drain. (more…)

30 Reasons Why You Should Have a Professional Install a Water Heater: #11-15

Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been running down a number of reasons why you should always trust a professional plumbing service with your water heater. Water heaters are designed to last a long time, which means they can catch you by surprise when they suddenly need to be replaced. Here’s Reasons #11-15 to make sure you rely on a professional to do the job. (more…)

Common Water Heater Issues

Monday, May 30th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Water heaters are pretty stalwart devices, and most of them perform their jobs without a fuss year in and year out. But just like any other appliance, they can run into problems from time to time. Sadly, many of those problems stem from neglect or lack of proper care, which is why we strongly recommend servicing your water heater once or twice a year to help stop those problems in the bud. Sometimes, repairs are inevitable, however. Issues will arise either on their own as a part of general wear and tear, or because of damage inflicted by any number of causes. The sooner you can address such issues by calling in a qualified plumber, the better off your water heater will be. We’ve listed a few of the more common ones below. (more…)

Get the Grease Traps in Your Restaurant Serviced

Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

The term is FOG, which stands for Fats, Oils and Grease. If you work in the plumbing business, you know exactly how much trouble they can be: poured down the drain in hot liquid form, only to cool and solidify in the pipes and create a bad clog. In residential homes, we recommend that people never pour such materials down the drain, but rather put them in a coffee can until they cool, then throw them in the trash. Restaurants, however, rarely have that luxury due to the sheer volume of food they produce as part of their business. And here in Henderson, NV, restaurants are one of the staples of our economy. (more…)

What Should I Look for in a Plumbing Service?

Friday, July 18th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

It is a snap to locate a plumbing service any time that you need installation or repairs: you only have to type the word “plumbers” into a search engine on a computer or say that word into your smart phone, and instantly you will receive a long list of local services that offer “plumbing.”

Of course, not all plumbing services are equal, and only a small percentage of those who will show up on search results are worth contacting. You will need to look deeper beyond the listing on the search results page to find out more about any service you are thinking of calling for plumbing repairs in Henderson, NV.

Here are a few things that our experienced team at Butter Plumbing thinks you should place on your list of priorities for a professional plumber:

  • Experience: The longer a plumbing service has been in business, the more time it has had to gain hands-on experience… the sort of training that goes beyond basic education. More than a decade of history in business also indicates a company that customers trust. It’s risky to put your trust in a company that only has a few years of experience, no matter how qualified its individual plumbers may be.
  • 24-hour emergency service: A plumbing company worth hiring knows that plumbing repairs do not occur on a convenient timetable. Pipes burst at 3 a.m., toilets start to overflow on Sunday morning. You can’t afford to wait for a company’s office hours to start at 9 a.m. on Monday in these cases, and you will need a plumber who is willing and able to dash out to your home and solve the problem at a moment’s notice.
  • Wide range of plumbing services: Here’s a good question you should ask about any plumbing service you may hire: “What else can they do for me?” A plumbing service that can handle more than just clogs and leaks is a company with dedication and a wide range of skills. Look for a plumbing contractor that also handles whole-house repiping, sump pump installation, gas lines, and other services that you might need some day.

Butter Plumbing has 15 years of service to the Las Vegas Valley, and we have an 88% customer retention rate: people keep coming back to us because they can trust the work we do, and they know that our skilled plumbers are ready to come to their aid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We take pride in the professionalism of our staff and the many services they can handle, and we are confident you will notice the difference when you call us for plumbing repair service in Henderson, NV.

How to Never Be Surprised by Plumbing Repair

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Plumbing repair service can be a daunting prospect, especially when the causes of the problem aren’t entirely clear. You need to rely on an expert to deduce what’s creating the problem, and if you don’t know the expert in question, you’re putting an awful lot of trust into a comparative stranger. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent any unexpected developments and ensure that you get exactly what you plan for out of the experience.

Here’s how to never be surprised by plumbing repair in Henderson

In the first case, it’s probably a good idea to call a plumber as soon as you experience anything out of the ordinary. Small drips and little cogs may not seem like much, but they can herald big problems sometimes if they aren’t treated right. If you call a plumber right away, you lessen the chances of that other shoe dropping, and ensure that the problem won’t turn around and bite you further on down the line.

In addition, make sure you get an up-front estimate from any plumbing service your contact, and that they provide some kind of a warranty or guarantee of their work. That way, you won’t be caught off-guard by an unexpected surprises, and are signing off on exactly what you pay for before the plumber so much as turns off the water faucet. If something does turn up that you didn’t have in mind, you can discuss other options without feeling like you’re caught between a rock and a hard place, and when the repairs are completed, you have a guarantee that the work will hold for longer than it takes for the plumber to pack up his gear.

But the best way to never be surprised by plumbing repair is to choose a plumber with a record of professional and reliable service. The experts at Butter Plumbing handle all kinds of plumbing repair calls in Henderson, and we stand by our sterling record of reliability and quality. If you’re having trouble with your plumbing system, put your trust in us to get it fixed. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Stages Involved in Leaky Pipe Repair

Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Leaking in pipes is one of the most common plumbing repairs that professionals handle, on the same level as unclogging drains. Fixing leaks is a deceptively difficult job, one that homeowners often assume they can handle on their own with a wrench and some foil tape. However, not only is it risky to attempt amateur repairs because it could make the leak worse, but even finding the leak in the first place can require special training and equipment.

We’ll show you what goes into leaking pipe repair with professional plumbers on the job. Call Butter Plumbing for a Henderson, NV plumber who will quickly and effectively find and fix the leaks in your pipes.

Stages of professional leak repair

  • Leak detection: This is the most difficult part of the process if the leak is one of the many that occurs out of sight and which you only guess at because of discolored walls, high humidity, signs of water damage, or elevated water bills. Plumbers use high-tech leak detection equipment, such as listening devices and pressure sensors, to zero in on the location of the leaking pipe behind walls or stone slabs. In some cases, they will use video pipe inspection equipment. Using these tools, they narrow the search down the point where they will need to disturb as little building material as possible to reach the pipe.
  • Accessing the pipe: Sometimes reaching the pipe is easy and only involves removing a few boards. Others will require digging through drywall in the walls or ceiling. But plumbers will always limit the amount of damage done to the smallest area so they can get the repair done fast and leave as little trace of the job behind.
  • Fixing the leak itself: Once the plumbers reach the leaking pipe, they have several options depending on the severity of the problem. Leak sealing using epoxy works for smaller problems, but in other cases the whole pipe will need to be removed and replaced.

After the leak itself has been remedied, the plumber will do whatever restoration work is necessary to make your house look the way it did before: filling in drywall, replacing floorboards, etc. Thanks to precision leak detection equipment, plumbers will rarely have large areas they need to restore after the job is done.

We use the best equipment to handle the job; the Henderson, NV plumber who comes to your house will make sure that the work is done fast and right so you won’t be left with the potential for water damage and water waste.

At Butter Plumbing, we have over 15 years bringing excellent pipe repair and leak detection service to the Las Vegas Valley. Call us today to set up an appointment.