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Why Do My Drains Smell Bad?

Why Do My Drains Smell Bad? After a long day of scrubbing your kitchen clean, do you still smell something foul from the garbage disposal? What about the drain in your bathroom sink? It’s hard to feel like your home is truly clean unless it smells fresh as well. A plumbing system in a home that generates sewer-like odors is something that you want corrected right away. There are a number of reasons why drains can start to emit bad smells, from

Why are My Pipes Making Noises?

Why are My Pipes Making Noises? Are you tired of those strange plumbing noises around your home? Generally speaking, plumbing systems should work silently. When pipes begin to get noisy, it’s because they require attention. Think about it as if your pipes where crying for help, banging, hissing, and hammering away with that annoying racket. Sometimes the noises are minor and don’t indicate a serious issue. However, reaching out for professional plumbing advice is ALWAYS recommended when it comes to noisy plumbing

Your Spring Renovation Checklist by Butler Plumbing

Deciding to undergo renovations can be overwhelming, no matter how many times you’ve done it before. However, a little planning never hurt anybody. In fact, planning beforehand is a must if you want to renovate your home. Whether its your first renovation or your 10th, knowing exactly what to prepare and drafting a plan can be overwhelming. That’s why we have made it simple for you with a quick checklist that will make your renovation life as undisruptive as possible.WISH AWAY! Start

5 Signs You Have Toilet Trouble

Toilets are the best seat in the house! You’re expected to remain seated for the entire “performance”. They treat us well and keep us clean, and the best part is they don’t tell anyone what they’ve seen. Admit it, we have all sat on the toilet and turned the WASHROOM into a THINKING ROOM. Some of our best and worst thoughts come from sitting on that seat, but the best part is when life gives you $#!T you can flush it

How to Know if you need a Water Softener?

Chances are if you’re reading this then you’re wondering if you need a water softener. Water softeners are a useful appliance that helps to remove the hard water in your home. If you are like many other homeowners, you probably do not pay much attention to your water softener.

Tips On Preparing Your Sump Pump For Spring & Potential Flooding

What is a sump pump and why do you need one? A sump pump is a pump that sits at the bottom of your house to prevent any dampness from building up and clear all water from your house in the case of a flooding. It is very common to find sump pumps in basements suites and in houses where the foundation of the house is below the water line. These are the residences that are most at risk of flooding. A sump

10 Tips on Preparing Your Home for a Plumbing Renovation

Renovating your home can be a very rewarding project. There is nothing more fun than seeing all the hard work you put in deciding what color schemes and appliances you want and where you want them each situated. Choosing to renovate anything in your home is both an investment in time and as well as an investment in money so you want to have a good idea of what you are getting into before you jump in feet first! We know

Butler Plumbing Holiday Maintenance Tips

As December rolls in and the holidays are around the corner, from everyone at Butler Plumbing, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.The holidays are a great time to put your feet up, relax, and since you have some time on your hands, perform some home maintenance. Here are our top 5 maintenance tips for the holidays:Check Your Hot Water TankIts is a good idea to every now and then to check your hot water tank for

Tank vs Tankless

Tank vs Tankless What is the Difference and What Should You Choose?As any homeowner knows, water heaters can be a costly, but necessary investment. It is important to consider all of the factors before making your decision as this is the type of purchase you will have to live with for years to come!   What factors should you consider when researching a new water heater? It’s important to consider cost, efficiency, and longevity of your new water heater. In addition to considering the