Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Treatment Systems’

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…)

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…)

Water Softeners Help You Beat Hard Water Problems

Monday, August 7th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-softening-systemWe live in the desert, and that means that hard water is a constant problem for homeowners in the area. There’s nothing harmful about hard water, specifically, but it can leech away at your quality of life in subtle ways. In the worst cases, it can also damage your pipes badly enough to merit a repair call. (more…)

Get Rid of Hard Water in Your Plumbing

Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We live in Las Vegas, NV and our desert atmosphere provides some unique challenges to maintaining household comfort and quality of life. Some of them you’re probably aware of — the need for quality air conditioning for example — but others are subtler and less easily defined. Take the issue of hard water, for instance. It’s a common feature in desert communities like ours, and while it’s harmless to your health, it can also lower the quality of life in numerous ways. The good news is that a trained plumber can offer a real solution. (more…)

We Test Water Quality

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

We’ve all been deeply concerned over recent events in Flint, MI, in which the water supply for the entire city had been contaminated for months. It’s a chilling prospect, and while our water system here in Las Vegas, NV and other nearby cities is eminently reliable, you never know when the unexpected will strike. That’s why we provide tests for water quality of all sorts, not only for the kind of horrific toxins found in Flint, but for more benign contaminants, such as hard water, which is much more common in our part of the country. more

Install a Water Softener Today!

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

One of the constant issues with plumbing here in Las Vegas, NV is the presence of hard water in our systems. We live in a desert, and that means that hard water will always be with us in one form or another. Hard water isn’t dangerous to you: it’s just water with a high mineral content, usually calcium or magnesium which your body can absorb harmlessly. But it can create other problems that will adversely affect your plumbing, and if you’re not careful can cost you a great deal in a thousand little issues. A water softener for your home makes an excellent magic bullet to solve such problems. Here’s a quick breakdown of what we’re talking about. (more…)

3 Reasons to Install a Water Filtration System

Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

We have a pretty good civic water system here in Las Vegas, NV, but hard water can be a recurring problem. That’s water with a high degree of mineral content, usually calcium and zinc. It’s harmless to consume, but it does give water an odd metallic taste. It can also affect your quality of life in more subtle ways, both in terms of drinking and cooking, and in terms of cleaning. A water filtration system installed in your plumbing can eliminate the hard water and bestow a number of benefits to your home. Here are 3 reasons to install a water filtration system. (more…)

How Does Hard Water Affect My Plumbing?

Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Hard water is simply water with an excessive amount of mineral content, usually calcium or magnesium which slips in as it percolates through the bedrock. Since Las Vegas, NV is a desert community, hard water can often be a problem to local homeowners, and while it’s not actively hazardous, it can lower the quality of your life considerably. The solution is a water softening system designed to remove the mineral content of hard water, and improve your home plumbing as a result. “How does hard water affect my plumbing?” you ask. The effects are subtle but noticeable. (more…)

3 Benefits of Water Filtration Systems

Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Las Vegas, NV has a solid civic water treatment system, but it’s not perfect and with the dust of our desert climate, there’s apt to be problems with your system. Hard water is a particular concern: water with a high mineral content that can create significant problems in your home. A whole-house water filtration system installed in your home by a professional plumber can soften your water and provide innumerable benefits in the bargain. Here’s a list of three, which you should consider if you’re looking to improve the general quality of life for your household. (more…)

How a Water Treatment System Can Improve Your Life

Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Water is essential for life, and today’s homeowners want to make sure they receive the best water possible flowing into their homes. However, municipal systems sometimes provide substandard water through the main water lines. This is why many people have opted to have installation of water treatment systems into their homes.

Here are some of the ways you can have a better life with a whole-house water treatment system. For a plumber in Las Vegas, NV who can install the right system, contact Butter Plumbing. We’ve served the Las Vegas Valley for over 15 years with quality plumbing.

Ways you’ll benefit from a water treatment system

  • Eliminate plumbing problems from hard water: Hard water—water with a large amount of minerals suspended in it—is rarely dangerous to drink, but can be devastating for plumbing. Hard water leaves behind calcite residue that will begin to build-up in pipes, leading to an increase in water pressure and eventually constant leaks breaking out. Hard water will also damage appliances attached to your water line, such as dishwashers and laundry machines. On top of all this, hard water makes it difficult to create strong soap lather. A water softener will take care of all these problems.
  • No more need to buy bottled water: Bottled water is expensive, unhealthy for the environment because of all the plastic used, and generally no better than tap water. Because most bottled water does not cross state lines, it is not subject to the FDA; therefore, tap water is more regulated than bottled water. Most of the time, bottled water is tap water, just with a label. A water treatment system will provide you with water that tastes better and is healthier than either bottled water or regular tap water.
  • Get rid of bad-smelling water: The smell of sulfur that can get into municipal water is extremely unappealing, and potentially very embarrassing if you have guests. Although the smell rarely indicates a health issue, it isn’t something that makes your life more pleasant. Water treatment systems can target this sulfur infiltration and remedy it.

Have whole house water treatment systems installed

All of the above benefits come from having a whole-house system installed, not just filters on individual sinks or faucets. It is much more cost-effective (not to mention more effective, period) to take care of the whole house with a water treatment system installed onto the main water line.

This kind of work requires experienced plumbers. Call Butter Plumbing to find a plumber in Las Vegas, NV who can advise you about the type of water treatment system that will work for your specific needs, and then install it so you’ll immediately begin to enjoy the benefits.