Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Leaks’

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…)

How to Spot a Plumbing Leak

Monday, June 6th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Plumbing systems have undergone a lot of changes over the years as new technology develops and new methods are developed to take care of it. In some ways, though, nothing really changes and the plumbing problems we have to deal with today in North Las Vegas, NV are no different than they were 75 years ago. (more…)

Problems Caused by High Water Pressure in Your Pipes

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Water pressure is used to move water through the pipes in your home, and when you turn on the hot water (which expands), the pressure goes even higher. The pipes in your plumbing are built to take it, but they can only stand so much, and when components like the pressure reducing valve (or PRV) malfunction, you could end up with a serious problem very quickly. Generally speaking, most residential plumbing systems need to work under water pressure of 80 psi (pounds per square inch) or less, but if that gets exceeded, there could be trouble. The good news is that Las Vegas, NV has a qualified plumbing service that can solve problems cause by high water pressure in your pipes, but it helps if you know what those problems might be before you call for assistance. (more…)

3 Signs of a Plumbing Leak

Monday, June 1st, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Plumbing leaks are among the most common service calls that professional plumbers make, and when the signs of such a leak are obvious – like water spreading across your kitchen floor or a faucet that delivers no water when you turn it on – then you can make the call with ease. But not every plumbing leak is so obvious and unless you know how to spot the subtler signs, it might go undetected for years (causing considerable damage in the process). An astute homeowner knows how to spot these subtler signs, and call in a professional when they arise. Here are 3 signs of a plumbing leak that you should learn to look for. (more…)

Henderson Plumbing Tip: Why Small Leaks Matter

Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

A leaking pipe is a serious issue, no matter how small. Sure, there may not be any flooding in your home or yard, and maybe you’ve found that you can simply place a bucket under the sink and empty it from time to time.

But it’s important to note that even the smallest leak under your sink, from your faucet or showerhead, or beneath your property can cause some serious trouble. The environmental impact of what seems like a couple of drops of water to you may actually be quite powerful, and the potential damage to your property simply isn’t worth waiting for repairs.

Call the leak detection experts at Butter Plumbing to request plumbing service in Henderson at the first sign of leaks.

Small Leaks Take a Toll on the Environment

Today, homeowners are far more conscious about their home’s environmental impact than they once were, and many people do what they can to save water in order to benefit the earth and save on utilities. A lot of people try to conserve by taking shorter showers, watering the lawn less frequently, or washing the car sparingly. Yet few homeowners take the time to inspect their pipes for leaks. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, plumbing leaks are responsible for over a trillion gallons of water leaks annually, with the average home plumbing system leaking potentially 10,000 gallons a year. Experts recommend scheduling plumbing maintenance every year so that a professional can help you to detect leaks and repair them early on, as they may be hidden behind walls or underneath the property.

Leaks Can Damage Your Home

A pipe leak is only a minor inconvenience to you, but waiting for repairs can eventually make the problem much worse. When you wait for repairs, the problem certainly isn’t going to get any better. If the leak is due to rust, then the pipe will continue to corrode and develop into a larger hole, and if the problem has to do with a pressure imbalance, the excess pressure may force the pipe to burst. This can leave you with a big mess, some costly renovations, and the potential for mold and mildew.

Call Butter Plumbing to schedule plumbing repair in Henderson today. We’ve served the community for over 25 years and counting.