Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Paradise’

3 Signs of Trouble with Your Sewer Line

Monday, April 17th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

sewer-lineThe sewer line is the main means of removing waste from your drains, connecting your home’s plumbing system to the larger civic sewer system. Most of the time, it’s buried beneath the ground in your yard, keeping it out of sight and letting it do its job effectively and efficiently. Unfortunately, it can encounter trouble from time to time, and when it does its underground nature can be quite a thorny issue. Corrosion or shifting earth can cause leaks, while tree roots form your yard can be drawn to the sewage and wreak all manner of havoc. Clogs and blockages aren’t uncommon either, creating a problem for your entire system. (more…)

Does Your Water Heater Need to Be Replaced?

Monday, February 6th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Water_Heaters_dreamstime_xl_11740158Most homes in Paradise, NV have a traditional tank water heater in place to provide hot water for cooking and cleaning. They do their jobs very quietly and are often tucked away in little-used parts of the home like the basement or garage. Unfortunately, that means that problems can creep in unnoticed, and if your water heater is more than 10 or 15 years old, those problems can quickly lead to a fundamental breakdown if you aren’t careful. When that happens, you need to get your water heater replaced right away.

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Trust Us for Emergency Plumbing Services

Monday, January 9th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

When trouble arises in your plumbing system, it rarely does so at a point when you can just drop everything and deal with it. Unfortunately, that’s just what you have to do in most cases, and plumbing problems don’t respect the hour of day or day of the week when they decide to make their presence known. You need a plumbing service that can respond quickly whenever you need them to, including the ability to arrive anytime, day or night, to deal with the problem.

We’re proud to offer 24/7 emergency services to all of our clients throughout the Paradise, NV area,  so if a plumbing issue arises after-hours, you shouldn’t hesitate to call. But what constitutes a plumbing emergency? Ultimately, only the homeowner can make that determination, but we have a few friendly tips that can help you come to that decision more easily. (more…)

Keep Your Pool Maintained This Winter

Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We have a lot of pools in Paradise, NV, and we don’t usually use them in the winter when the weather is too cold to make it enjoyable.  But you need to take care of your pool during the winter just as you would during the summer, to ensure that none of the components required to maintain it break down. That starts with a good maintenance session, which can check your pool heating systems for damage, test the water levels so that the chemicals maintaining it are in the proper proportions, and so on. Beyond that, there are specific steps you can take to keep your pool in good shape. We’ve provided a brief list of them below: (more…)

Stop Plumbing Leaks Before They Start

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Any plumber worth his or her salt can repair a leak in the pipes to your Paradise, NV home: quickly, competently and in a manner that solves the problem. Unfortunately, that’s not what makes plumbing leaks so difficult. In too many cases, the leak occurs in a hidden part of the plumbing system: behind the walls, in the basement, or somewhere else where you’re very unlikely to note the leak until weeks and months have passed. In that time, the leak can damage drywall, floors, home furnishings and even electrical systems depending upon where the leak takes place. In those cases, repairing the leak may be just one step in a much more costly operation. (more…)

Time to Get Your Pool Heater Checked

Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Warm temperatures are the norm in Paradise, NV, but as fall gets closer, nights are going to get cooler and cooler. That’s why your pool heater needs to function at peak capacity. You’ll have increasing need of it for the rest of the year, and the last thing you want is to wake up for an early morning swim, only to find that your pool water is freezing cold. If you haven’t scheduled a pool heater maintenance session this year, now is an excellent time to do so. It will  save you a great deal of heartache further down the road. (more…)

Look for These Signs of Water Heater Trouble

Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We urge diligence when it comes to water heaters, in part because most of us don’t notice trouble with them until the problem has gotten out of hand. Most water heaters in Paradise, NV sit in quiet corners of the house, like the basement or the laundry room, and as long as the water is hot when we turn on the tap, we tend to focus on more pressing issues. But the sooner you can spot a problem with your water heater, the faster you’ll be able to address it and the greater the chances the the repair will be minor and inexpensive instead of serious. Signs can vary, and there may never be a comprehensive list — anything that strikes you as out of the ordinary should be a concern — but some of the more common signs include the following: (more…)

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:

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Commercial Plumbing Needs for Restaurants

Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Paradise, NV and most other communities in the Las Vegas area operate on a tourist economy. Restaurants and similar businesses thus need specific commercial plumbing systems set up and ready to go in order to do business. If you own or manage a restaurant in the area, you want a plumbing service that can handle all of them the right way, and will be there for you regardless of whether you need installation, repair, maintenance or replacement services. What kinds of plumbing needs are specific to local restaurants? We’ve provided a brief list of some of the more obvious candidates below. (more…)

What Should Your Commercial Plumbing Specialist Provide?

Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We live in Paradise, NV, and the greater Las Vegas area thrives on the healthy functioning of commercial spaces. If you own or operate a business here, you know that a commercial plumbing system isn’t the same as a residential system. It’s more complex for starters, and usually has to support a lot more people. And that assume it’s not a restaurant or similar enterprise, which has its own unique needs for the plumbing. Because of that, you want a plumbing service that can handle the specifics of a commercial space, not just a residential plumber trying to transpose his or her skills to a much different set of problems. Here’s a brief list of some things your commercial plumbing specialist should provide. (more…)