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Las Vegas Plumbing Emergencies

Las Vegas Plumbing Emergencies

Unexpected Las Vegas plumbing emergencies can disrupt your daily routine. They cause stress which is why you need a crash course in Emergency Plumbing 101. Superior Plumbing and Drain understands the importance of being prepared to handle these sudden crises. Here’s a comprehensive guide to navigating emergency plumbing situations:

1. Shut Off the Water: 

In the event of a burst pipe, overflowing toilet, or any significant water leak, locate the main water shut-off valve and turn it off immediately. Knowing the location of this valve beforehand is crucial to prevent further water damage.

2. Assess the Situation: 

Evaluate the severity of the issue. For minor leaks or clogs, you may be able to contain the problem until professional help arrives. However, for major issues like a burst pipe, it’s essential to act swiftly.

3. Contact a Professional: 

Once the immediate threat is contained by shutting off the water, contact a licensed emergency plumber. Explain the situation clearly to ensure they understand the urgency and nature of the problem.

4. Temporarily Contain Leaks: 

Use temporary measures such as towels, buckets, or plumbing tape to contain minor leaks until the plumber arrives. However, avoid making permanent repairs if you’re not confident, as this might complicate professional repairs.

5. Address Clogged Drains: 

If faced with a clogged drain, refrain from using chemical drain cleaners. Instead, attempt to clear minor clogs using a plunger or a drain snake. For stubborn clogs or if unsure, wait for professional assistance.

6. Turn Off Appliances: 

If water is leaking near electrical appliances or outlets, turn off electricity to that area to prevent any risk of electrical shock. Safety should always be a priority in plumbing emergencies.

7. Keep a Plumbing Emergency Kit: 

Prepare a basic emergency kit containing a plunger, plumbing tape, a wrench, and the contact information of emergency plumbing services. This can be invaluable during unexpected situations.

8. Preventative Measures: 

Regularly maintain your plumbing system to prevent emergencies. Schedule annual inspections and address minor issues promptly to avoid larger problems in the future.

Superior Plumbing

Being equipped for Las Vegas plumbing emergencies and taking prompt action helps mitigate damage and inconvenience. Therefore, for any plumbing emergency, Superior Plumbing and Drain is here to provide swift, reliable assistance. Prepare, stay calm, and know that help is just a call away.

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New Toilet Installation

New Toilet Installation

Hiring a professional plumber for a new toilet installation is beneficial for several compelling reasons. Firstly, our team of professional plumbers possess the expertise and experience necessary to ensure the installation is done correctly. We have a deep understanding of the plumbing system, which is crucial for a seamless toilet installation.

Why Hire A Plumber?

Our plumbers can accurately assess the specific requirements of your home’s plumbing system. They can determine the right toilet size and type that suits your needs. We take into account factors such as water pressure, drainage, and existing plumbing connections. This expertise ensures that the new toilet functions efficiently and effectively, minimizing the risk of leaks, clogs, or other plumbing issues in the future.

Additionally, the Superior plumbers are equipped with the proper tools and equipment to handle the installation safely. Our licensed plumbers are familiar with local building codes, ensuring the installation complies with all necessary standards.

Hiring our team of professional plumbers saves you time and effort. We can complete the installation quickly and efficiently, allowing you to focus on other important tasks. without the hassle of dealing with complex plumbing work. In case any issues arise during or after the installation, a professional plumber can promptly diagnose and fix the problem, providing you with peace of mind and saving you from potential headaches down the line.

In all, a professional plumber’s expertise, knowledge of plumbing systems, adherence to regulations, and ability to save you time and stress make them the best choice for installing a new toilet in your home. Our professional approach ensures a smooth and reliable installation, guaranteeing the optimal performance of your toilet for years to come.

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Family owned and locally operated, the Superior Plumbing Team is always here to help. Make one call for all your plumbing needs.

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Winterizing Outdoor Pipes

Winterizing Outdoor Pipes

Winterizing outdoor pipes saves money in the long run.  Be sure to follow these Superior Plumbing & Drain tips:

  1. Insulate pipes with insulation sleeves, wrapping or using slip-on foam pipe insulation. Don’t leave any gaps without insulation as cold air can affect the pipe in these spaces. Plastic piping is more tolerant than old copper or steel water pipes. Winterizing outdoor pipes now helps.
  2. Inspect the exterior of the property, making sure that all visible cracks are sealed. Cold air can enter through the cracks and, once inside, it will cause your pipe to freeze. If visible cracks are noticed, seal them using caulking or spray foam to fill the voids.
  3. Maintain a heating source inside the building to protect pipes against cold.
  4. It is a good idea to maintain a faucet dripping, allowing the water to move freely and continuously, preventing it from freezing.
  5. Make sure the crawl space is properly insulated. Block all vents that lead to the outside using cardboard or wood.
  6. Don’t forget the hose bibs. Hose bibs are normally left unattended, causing them to burst in the middle of the night. Drain hose bibs and insulate with covers. Once this has been completed, deactivate bibs at the shutoff valve.
  7. Use heat tape to protect pipes from freezing. Heat tape is one of the preferred methods for winterizing plumbing, but be aware that these might bring additional hazards. The U.S. CPSC has provided safety recommendations for homeowners using heat tapes to help prevent fires.

Superior Plumbing & Drain

We’ve been servicing Las Vegas for many years and we see pipes burst all the time. Be sure to follow these steps and save yourself some money along the way.

If you need emergency plumbing services, please call us at (702) 468-9743. Our technicians are on call twenty-four, seven to serve you. For all plumbing issues, call Superior Plumbing & Drain.

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Running Toilets Waste Water

Running toilets waste water

Running toilets waste water. The fact is, running toilets are a common issue for our residential customers. However, with Southern Nevada in unprecedented drought conditions, the wasted water needs to be reduced. It’s crucial now, more than ever that we come together as a community and conserve as much water as possible.

Toilet Is Running Only at Night

It’s possible your toilet only leaks at night; that’s because we use much less water during these hours and in many municipal water systems, the water pressure rises considerably during this time. It is not uncommon for system water pressure to rise by 15 to 20 pounds per square inch (psi), and by as much as 30 psi in some situations.

Parts of a Toilet

Above the ground, our toilets only have a few parts that residents interact with. These are: the bowl, tank, float, flapper and supply line. When dealing with leaking toilets, we often see the float and flapper as the culprit. We’re going to focus on the flapper for the rest of this article.

The Flapper

This is the flush valve seal and serves to control the volume of water passing from the tank to the bowl during the flush cycle. It mates with the seat on the flush valve to complete the seal and prevent water leaking from the tank into the bowl. Almost all flappers are shaped, in part, like a “flying saucer,” that is, slight “dome” on top, flat like a “pancake” in the center and then (not like a flying saucer) a “funnel” or “bulb” shape on the bottom.

To stop a leaking toilet, start with the flapper as it usually solves the problem. While you have to get -your hands a little dirty, replacing the flap will help conserve water and save money in the long run.

If you need any additional help, please call Superior Plumbing & Drain at (702) 478-9643.

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Las Vegas Plumber

Las Vegas Plumber Superior

Las Vegas plumber is a general term used in web searches usually when a specific name of the business is not known. Another search includes plumbing services and terms to that effect. These terms produce results for plumbers in your area but maybe not the best plumber for the job.

As a Las Vegas plumber serving Clark County for more than 20 years, Superior Plumbing & Drain is ready to get to work. We are a locally owned, family operated and licensed in the state of Nevada. Our reputation for quality work and a solid warranty puts us at the top of the list. In addition, we hire only the best and brightest plumbers and technicians. The secret to our success is quality.

Why Choose Superior Plumbing & Drain

Las Vegas is a large geographic area with traditional plumbing and septic tanks. The residential and commercial plumbing area serves more than 2 million residents not to mention the 45 million tourists visiting our city each year.

At Superior Plumbing & Drain we are your Las Vegas plumber. On call seven days a week, we respond to residential plumbing needs with just one call. From water heater leaks and faucets to drain pipes and sewer clogs. It’s our goal to solve your issue before it becomes an emergency. However, in the case of a plumbing emergency, we will be there for you, the family and in the case of commercial issues, your co-workers.

Most Common Plumbing Issues

Some of the most common plumbing issues in Las Vegas are water heater failures and/or broken pipes causing floods, clogged drains and toilets and water leaks. These represent a large portion of our calls throughout the valley.

When you have a need for a Las Vegas plumber, call Superior Plumbing & Drain for a free estimate. For emergency calls, remodels or just a faucet replacement, call us at (702) 478-9643.

Superior Quality. Superior Service. Superior Plumbing.