Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

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 Your kitchen or bathroom fixtures, for example, may be old, ugly, outdated or just not functioning the way you need them to.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…)

Tank Water Heaters vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, December 25th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-heating-systemMost of us are accustomed to traditional tank water heaters in our homes: the tall cylinders that keep water hot inside them for distribution to the various outlets in our home. They’re indispensable to modern life, but they come in models that don’t match the traditional tank model. Tankless water heaters offer a number of advantages over traditional tank water heaters, and while not every home makes a great fit for them, those that do can find the differences amazing. Here’s a little breakdown of how they work. (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…)

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.

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Restaurants Need Grease Trap Service

Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

grease-trap-serviceLas Vegas is a tourist economy, and that means that many businesses in the area are restaurants or similar food service preparation industries. In most cases, the plumbing system in such businesses requires grease traps to fully function. They’re reasonably simple in concept, but can be tricky to install and require periodic cleaning and servicing to do their jobs. A good plumbing service can take care of the issue for you and keep you focused on more pressing aspects of keeping your commercial enterprise running. (more…)

Hydro Jetting Solves Clogs the Right Way

Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

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Clogs rank among the most common issues bedeviling household plumbing systems, and most homeowners like to handle them with store-bought solutions such as cleaners. In most cases, however, you can do much better by calling in a professional plumber, who can use more thorough and effective methods to get rid of the clog. Among the techniques employed by modern plumbing services to remove clogs is hydro jetting, which makes an excellent way of demonstrating why the professional touch is always preferable, no matter how seemingly minor the issue. (more…)

Plumbing Advice for Vacation Homes

Monday, May 1st, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

plumbing-faucetLas Vegas is a tourist destination, and that means a number of homes in the Las Vegas area serve only as vacation residences, with occupants during only parts of the year. Vacation homes make an easy and convenient getaway, but they also require careful steps to keep in good shape. This is especially true when it comes to your plumbing. With proper care, you can be spared any nasty surprises when you arrive. Here’s a few tips on how to do that. (more…)

Check Your Water Heater for Problems

Monday, March 6th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

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Winters are harsher in Las Vegas, NV than most people realize. Though much warmer in comparison to winter back east, we still get our share of freezing temperatures, and with our dry climate, we experience lots of wear and tear over all parts of our home. This can apply to plumbing systems too, especially appliances like the water heater. (more…)