Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Tips’

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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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.