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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…)

A Warranty for Life Means You Can Rest Easy

Monday, December 7th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

People sometimes wonder why they shouldn’t just fix plumbing problems themselves using a store-bought cleanser or snake purchased at a local home and garden center. Others might bargain hunt to look for a plumbing service that can do the job cheaply and let you get back to your life. Both are very short-term solutions at best. And you should never think in the short-term when dealing with an investment as important as your house. Your plumbing system shouldn’t have to suffer from half-measures, which increase wear and tear and can even shorten its life after a while. Instead, look for plumbers with a commitment to quality in their product and service alike: in other words, a warranty for life. (more…)

A Few Ways to Prevent Kitchen Plumbing Repair

Friday, November 7th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

The kitchen sink is central to your daily life, providing a reliable water source for cooking, cleaning, washing up, and hydrating. So when parts of your kitchen won’t work as they should, it can ruin a family meal or even a simple task like rinsing off a dish. Follow a few simple tips on how to properly care for your kitchen plumbing equipment and protect your plumbing in today’s post.

Water Softener:

A water softener is a piece of equipment intended for use in homes with hard water. Hard water is a problem in which a high level of minerals in the water leaves behind a white residue around the drains or causes water spots and soap scum to appear after a load of dishes. What’s worse is that these minerals can severely damage the pipes, building up until you don’t notice any water pressure at all. In many cases, entire segments of pipe need replacement due to mineral buildup. A water softener, installed at a point-of-entry in your water supply, removes these minerals to protect your kitchen sink and dishwasher from unwanted scale buildup.

Garbage Disposals:

One of the easiest ways to prevent kitchen plumbing repair is with something you most likely already have installed in your kitchen sink: a garbage disposal. Garbage disposals make your work in the kitchen go by quickly, as you can drop food items directly into the sink. Since it breaks apart food into small pieces, the garbage disposal also helps to protect your pipes from any potential clogs. But if you don’t use the garbage disposal responsibly, you may end up creating an obstruction for the pipes or the disposal unit and damaging the motor. Always break up food into small pieces before putting it into the drain, run cool water, and avoid non-food items, meat bones, and tough or fibrous foods like celery.

Plumbing Maintenance:

Finally, most experts recommend scheduling plumbing maintenance every year in order to prevent kitchen plumbing repair or any type of plumbing repair that may inconvenience your daily life. Technicians will check the kitchen sink, drains, water heater and even the dishwasher pipes, as well as the components of your bathroom plumbing for any leaks, clogs, or malfunctioning equipment.

Whether you need plumbing maintenance, repairs, or a new installation like a garbage disposal, always choose experienced plumbers for the job. Call Butter Plumbing to talk to a quality plumber in Las Vegas today!

Common Kitchen Plumbing Repairs

Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

More water runs in and out of your kitchen than any other place in the house, and the special nature of many of the fixtures in a kitchen, combined with the number of different things that can go down the drains, means that this room often requires special plumbing repairs. A few simple ones you can solve yourself. Most will need professional plumbers to fix them. Don’t go DIY unless you’re a trained plumber yourself with the right tools.

Butter Plumbing has 15 years serving Las Vegas, NV with plumbing repair that keeps kitchen sinks and taps healthy. Here are some of the common repairs for kitchens that we perform:

Garbage disposal repairs

Considering the amount of waste that goes down garbage disposals—including objects that should ­never go there, like chicken bones, unpopped popcorn kernels, grease, coffee grinds—it’s surprising they don’t need more repairs. If your garbage disposal stops working because of a stuck fly wheel, drainage issues, electrical problems, etc., you shouldn’t try fixing it yourself (especially not by sticking your hand down into the unit!). Call for plumbers to take care of it. Sometimes this will require replacing the garbage disposal altogether.

Unclogging sinks

No other drainpipes in your house can become clogged faster than the ones in your kitchen. Food and grease that go down the drains will start to create a thick organic lining along in inside of the drain pipe, and this will lead to reoccurring clogging problems. Sometimes you can use a plunger to fix this, but if that doesn’t work, call for plumbing repairs. (Avoid acidic drain cleaners at all costs.) Hydro-jetting, snaking the drain, or even detaching the pipes can remove the trouble.

Stopping leaking faucets

A leaking faucet in the bathroom is an annoyance. But the higher pressure faucets in kitchens can present serious trouble when the faucets start to leak. Leaking sink faucets will cause immense water waste, sometimes costing up to $20–$30 a week. Repairs usually involve tighten washers and replacing gaskets.

Amateur repair attempts in kitchens can lead to expanding the problem: springing additional leaks from trying to detach pipes is one of the most frequent errors that occur when homeowners attempt to handle a serious repair on their own. Don’t make this mistake: call for professionals at the first sign of trouble.

You can reach Butter Plumbing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency plumbing repair services in Las Vegas, NV.