Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Installation’

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 Your kitchen or bathroom fixtures, for example, may be old, ugly, outdated or just not functioning the way you need them to.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

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…)

Things to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Bathroom renovations can be exciting projects, and spring is a great time to plan and schedule them. With the right technicians on your side, you can turn a drab, plain bathroom into something exciting. Having said that, it can be very easy to let the aesthetics overwhelm practicality, or worse: to let poor planning run roughshod over your budget and schedule. The right team will consult with you extensively before work begins and ensure that plans are made carefully not only to give you the bathroom you want at the price you anticipate, but to ensure that beauty and practicality remain in perfect balance. Every bathroom is different and so every bathroom renovation project is unique. In general terms, however, there are some specific things to consider when making your plans. (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…)

How Hard Water Can Damage Your Home’s Plumbing

Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

The term “hard water” gets tossed around a lot in our culture. Some people believe that it affects their beauty routine, damaging hair and increasing instances of acne. Many people even believe that hard water can have an impact on the taste of their pizza crust. But most plumbers would say that you should be far more concerned with how hard water may affect your plumbing system.

What is hard water? And how do you get rid of it?

“Hard water” is marked by a high concentration of minerals in the water. Not to worry—this is incredibly common and most of the time, these minerals don’t lead to any illnesses. However, the magnesium and calcium in your water can leave behind deposits that can have a major impact on any plumbing system, from the pipes to the appliances.

These deposits build up in the pipes, and may continue to build up until the opening in a pipe becomes smaller and smaller. This restricts the water pressure flowing through the pipes, an effect which you may slowly begin to notice over time in your shower. If the deposits continue to build up, you might find yourself in need of plumbing replacement, as the pipes may become too clogged for a plumber to effectively descale them. Hard water can damage appliances like dishwashers and washing machines beyond repair as well.

Taking Preventative Action

A plumber may detect hard water during an annual maintenance visit or you may notice hard water in a couple of ways. Soap scum left behind in your dishwasher or washing machine are sure signs that you have hard water in the home, as is low water pressure.

Take preventive action by having a technician install a new water treatment system at your water supply. The best system for the job is a water softener. This unit contains a resin beads which attract and retain the calcium and magnesium. Some salt may make its way into your plumbing system during this process but the amount is relatively minor. If you’d like to eliminate salt entirely, a reverse osmosis system may be a good choice.

Call us today at Butter Plumbing for professional plumbing installation, maintenance, or repair of all types of water treatment systems in Clark County.

3 Factors to Consider When Installing a Kitchen Sink

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Is it time to replace your old kitchen sink? Maybe you’re remodeling and searching for a new, attractive design; or perhaps your old sink has started to leak and fall apart. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided you want a new sink installed in your kitchen.

Here are a few factors to consider when you’re ready to take the next step.

Call Butter Plumbing for the professional assistance you’ll need for this and any other plumbing installation service in Las Vegas.

  • First… You should never attempt to install a kitchen sink on your own. You can go on-line and find many guides explaining how can go “do-it-yourself” with this job, but the amount of time and money you will have to sink into this project will not make it worth it. Most problematic of all is the chance of making errors, such as improper plumbing connections, that will lead to leaking and cabinet and counter damage. A common error that occurs with amateur sink replacement is ineffective caulking, which causes leaking around the edge of the sink. Have a plumber with experience installing new fixtures handle the job.
  • Second… Install a garbage disposal if you didn’t have one on the former sink. Older kitchens often lacked garbage disposals, and if you have a new sink installed, you should take advantage of the opportunity and have a garbage disposal put in. Your installers can take care of some of the complex work this involves, which requires hooking the disposal to the wastewater system through a disposer pipe that goes into a tee on the main drainpipe, and also creating access to a power supply. The new disposal will cut down on food waste and also make life in the kitchen much more convenient.
  • Third… Have all the plumbing under the sink replaced. You might think that having the new sink attached to the old plumbing is a good way to save money, but if your former sink was aged enough to need replacement, the pipes are also old enough for replacement. The threads on the older parts have probably started to corrode and will not form a tight seal with the new fixtures. It will also be simpler—and therefore less expensive—for your plumber to install an entirely new drain assembly, one that won’t leak. Your plumber can take care of procuring all the necessary part so that the unit will fit together with no issues.

For fast and proper sink installation, call our trained plumbers at Butter Plumbing. We can handle all your needs for plumbing installation in Las Vegas, NV, no matter what room of the house.

Reasons to Consider Plumbing Pipe Installation

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 by Butter Plumbing

Your home’s plumbing system is an integral part of your daily life. You use it to clean, to bathe, and to cook. Your plumbing pipes are a vital part of the plumbing system as they provide a network of supply and waste water movement into and out of the house. They need to be made out of durable materials and to be installed properly so that they work for years to come. New plumbing pipes need to be installed and serviced by a professional plumber so that they function both effectively and efficiently. There are numerous reasons to consider plumbing pipe installation. Call Butter Plumbing today to learn more about your plumbing installation options in Las Vegas.

  • New home construction. Whether you’re building a mansion or a cottage, you’re going to need an excellent plumbing system. The most important feature of that system is the pipes themselves, which not only need to be of high quality, but also appropriately connected, sloped as necessary, and connected to the fixtures, faucets, plumbed appliances, and sewer and water lines so that they give you years of excellent performance. Make sure that you hire a reputable professional plumber to take care of this all-important step in the building of your new home. Mistakes early on can come back to haunt you.
  • Whole-house repiping. If you find that you have multiple leaks throughout the house or that your plumbing pipes are very old, then you may need to consider whole-house repiping. This is a major investment of your resources, but it may be necessary eventually. We can help you with a careful assessment of your entire system to figure out the best course of action.
  • Bathroom or kitchen remodeling. The bathroom and kitchen are two of the most important rooms of the house, and they are also the two that are often singled out for remodeling. We can work with your contractor to repipe your bathroom or kitchen, as well as supply any showers, bathtubs, faucets, or sinks that you need.

Call Butter Plumbing today for professional plumbing installation services in Las Vegas.